Education was the theme for the third and final webinar of the series, held on Nov 11. Experts from different parts of the continent explored topics such as mental health, remote education, and protocols for reopening schools.
Research infrastructure was the theme for the second webinar of the series, held Nov 10, 2021. Presentations focused on challenges of data integration, achievements in network science, developments in medical devices, and more.
The first webinar of the series, held on October 13, found researchers sharing regional perspectives in Health Systems with international colleagues using the UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery as a framework.
With no vaccine or drug treatment, there is an urgent need for change in collective behaviors. The webinar addressed the widespread polarization between compliance versus rejection of guidelines from health and government authorities
The webinar addressed the many issues around the design of basic income policies aiming post pandemic economic recovery, such as eligibility, insertion into the social protection system, impact on job market, feasibility, and funding
The webinar reflected over how efforts leading to open data repositories on COVID-19 can contribute to the global effort towards dealing with the pandemic, as well as the challenges and benefits of COVID-19 data sharing
Several vaccine types are desirable, however, securing vaccine supplies with commissioned doses is fully dependent on the vaccine manufacturing capacity. Equitable distribution is key to reduce spreading of the virus
The webinar acknwoledges the contributions of South Americam applied mathematicians in coping with COVID-19 and its various consequences, responding swiftly to the pandemic by proposing models to understand the pandemic and its dynamics
Scientific literature shows contact tracing is key to lift social distancing measures. This webinar debates the challenges of applying contact tracing in Nigeria, Mexico, USA and Brazil and the implication of the use of technology to do so
Scientists from many countries talk about their experience in assessing transmissibility of the COVID-19 infection, approaches in situations of limited access to testing, and its importance in directing government response to the epidemic
Researchers explains how their experience with the Zika virus, made possible with funding from FAPESP, helped them to cultured the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.