Researchers to discuss COVID-19 findings in Peru, Argentina

By News@TheU

Researchers to discuss COVID-19 findings in Peru, Argentina

By News@TheU
An online seminar sponsored by the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas will explore the public health response to the pandemic in the two Latin American countries.

Latin America continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, and although Mexico and Brazil had a large number of cases, two other countries in the region have emerged as having a troubling number of outbreaks and deaths.  

Peru has reported more than 738,020 cases of coronavirus, the fifth largest in the world. Its cumulative death rate of 95 per 100,000 people is the worst of any nation.

Argentina ranks 31st in global population and 14th in COVID-19 related mortality. The country has registered 664,799 cases of the virus and 14,376 deaths, according to Worldometer, a website that provides real-time statistics.

To discuss the state of the virus in Peru and Argentina as well as the regional context, the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas will hold an online seminar, “COVID-19 in the Americas: Countries and Context (Argentina and Peru),” on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m.

The session will be moderated by Felicia Knaul, director of the institute, a health economist, and expert on Latin American health systems. The seminar will also include Dr. Adolfo Rubinstein, director of the Center for Implementation and Innovation in Health Policies and former minister of health in Argentina, and Dr. Patricia Garcia, professor of the School of Public Health, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, and former minister of health for Peru.  

The event will be in Spanish and English. Translation will be provided. 

Register for the seminar here.

Submit your questions for the panelists in advance here.