The first coronavirus case in Africa was confirmed in Egypt on 14 February. Since then it has spread across the continent. Bill Gates warned that it could claim millions of lives in Africa. Yet as of early May, 1,800 have died. Whereas US has 207 deaths per a million people and the UK has 419, Liberia has 4 deaths per a million and Somalia 2. The Philippines has 6 deaths per million. Is the lower than expected death rate due to a young population, warm weather, BCG vaccinations against tuberculosis?
On Sunday, the Good Society Forum brings together health professionals in Liberia, Philippines, and Somalia to discuss the situations in their countries, how their health systems are coping, the actions governments have taken, and what they have learned.
Please join us for a webinar panel hosted by Emma Sky (Director, Yale World Fellows) and Nizam Uddin (Senior Head of Mosaic and Community Integration, The Prince’s Trust, and 2019 Yale World Fellow).
Our panelists are:
Dr Deqo Mohamed: a Somali doctor who is Founder of Hagarla Institute (2016 Yale World Fellow)
Ibrahim Ajami, a Liberian doctor and Founder Medical Consortium Outreach Program (2017 Yale World Fellow)
Beverly Lorraine Ho: from the Philippine’s Department of Health (2019 Yale World Fellow)
The Good Society Forum is a community of change-makers around the world with a common quest to build the good society. Launched in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Good Society Forum Webinars digitally connect change makers around the world, engage them on ideas, and inspire action to build the good society. Please register via Zoom: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XUtaef-2T9eFfIF35SGyIg