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The Pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean: Assessing the Way Forward

AS/COA hosted experts to give an overview of where the region stands with containing COVID-19 and rolling out vaccines.

2–3 pm ET

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Overview

Latin America continues to experience some of the highest COVID-19 case rates in the world, with potential implications for economic recovery, health and well-being, and the future of healthcare systems.

Please join Americas Society/Council of the Americas for an expert-panel discussion to review where the region stands against the COVID-19 pandemic and its progress toward vaccination. Panelists will discuss the way forward for the region in overcoming the public health crisis and ensuring effective healthcare systems going forward.

This program is part of AS/COA's Healthcare Series.

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #healthcareASCOA | @ASCOA

Speakers:

  • Fernando Llorca Castro, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the U.S.
  • Jarbas Barbosa da Silva, Assistant Director, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • Neil Parsan, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Parsan Cross Global Strategic Advisors
  • Carin Zissis, Editor-in-Chief, AS/COA Online, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Steve Liston, Senior Director, Council of the Americas (moderator)

To register, email Jorge Merino at: dcprograms@as-coa.org

For more information, email Stephanie Davis at: sdavis@as-coa.org

Speakers

Fernando Llorca Castro
Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States

Ambassador of Costa Rica to the U.S., former Minister of Health of Costa Rica, and former Executive President of Costa Rican Social Security Fund.


Ambassador Llorca has long dedicated himself to serving Costa Rica through various capacities and has over 12-years of experience...

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Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Jr.
Assistant Director, Pan-American Health Organization

Dr. Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Jr. was appointed as PAHO Assistant Director in July 2018.


Dr. Barbosa a national of Brazil, received his medical degree from the Federal University of Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil).  He specialized in public health and epidemiology at the National...

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Neil Parsan
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Parsan Cross Global Strategic Advisors

Former Ambassador of Trinidad & Tobago to the U.S., Mexico, and the OAS

Chairman of the Global Alliance for Surgery, Obstetrics, Trauma and Anesthesia Care, G4 Alliance. Co-Founder, Managing Director – Parsan Cross


Ambassador Parsan was a Special Advisor to The World Bank...

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Steve Liston
Senior Director, AS/COA, Washington, DC Office

Steve Liston is senior director at the Washington, DC office of the Council of the Americas, where he manages the Trade Advisory Group, trade policy, engagement with multilateral institutions, and member outreach. As a U.S. Foreign Service officer, Liston’s overseas postings...

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Carin Zissis
Editor-in-Chief, AS/COA Online

Carin Zissis is editor-in-chief of AS/COA Online, the website of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas. In that role, she oversees digital strategy for the organizations, as well as serving as editorial lead on the website’s suite of content. She is the host of of Lati...

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