COVID-19 in AFRICA: Avoiding a Public Health Crisis

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Friday, April 17, 2020
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Special invitation to join Lauder's Virtual Speaker Series

Friday, April 17
10–11 a.m. EDT

During a one-hour panel discussion, leading experts in the fields of business and public health in Africa will share about the comparative approaches and responses of governments, civil societies and the private sector in Africa to contain the spread of COVID-19 on the continent. What kind of infrastructures are in place? How have Ebola outbreaks prepared African countries? What will be the economic and social fallout? Can informal sectors fill gaps?

Q&A will follow the facilitated conversation.

Current panelists:
Dr. Melissa Graboyes, Assistant Professor of African and Medical History

Ms. Aubrey Hruby, Co-Founder AXN and Insider, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, and Wharton MBA 2015

Dr. Farai Charasika, Global Health Expert, a medical doctor and Ph.D. in Public health, McKinsey consultant, involved in Zimbabwe public health emergency outbreak center.

And other distinguished guests

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