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Global Health Tuesday – COVID-19 in Ecuador
January 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Avriel Rose Diaz, executive director of Walking Palms Global Health in Bahia De Caraquez, Ecuador, will discuss measures taken in Ecuador with a focus on the city of Bahia de Caraquez, located in the Manabi Province. “The pandemic caught global health systems off-guard, in part because governments lacked adequate Disaster Risk and Response plans,” Diaz says. “In both developed and developing countries, slow and inadequate responses to the crisis exacerbated virus transmission, illness and fatality, and worsened acute economic contractions which disproportionately impacted the most vulnerable populations.” Diaz will identify how national and regional municipalities reacted to the crisis, and how those actions impacted interconnected social and economic systems essential to maintaining quality public health.