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ONLINE · Why Local Public Health Systems Play a Critical Role in Controlling the Spread of COVID-19

September 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, billions of public monies are poured into high tech solutions for controlling its spread: research and development of vaccines, treatment and diagnostics, apps for contact tracing and tracking contagion, and more. Less attention is paid to the infrastructure of public health systems and the soft technology of know how and services that communicate the need for behavior change and deliver the services to implement a strategy for controlling the virus. This panel will highlight the role of local public health systems, particularly the challenges in Africa and Latin America, and the US.


Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Prof. of International Affairs and GPIA Director.


Katie Bollbach – Director Of US Public Health Accompaniment Unit, PIH USA
Daniel Bernal – Sub-Regional Coordinator for Companeros En Salud Mexico

Melino Ndayizigiye – Acting Director, PIH Lesotho


This webinar is the fourth installment in the Global Pandemics in an Unequal World Webinar Series.

We hope you can join us!



Presented by Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs at the Schools of Public Engagement, with the University of Oslo, Health Policy Watch and Partners in Health


September 23, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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