COVID-19 in Africa

November 3, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Join us as a panel of experts from the Duke Global Health Institute discusses the current issues of COVID-19 on the African continent. Topics will include and the current epidemiology of COVID in Africa, the strengths and limitations of clinical care on the continent, the current status of vaccinations, and vaccine hesitancy.

This event will be moderated by John Bartlett, Professor of Medicine, Global Health, and Nursing at the Duke University Medical Center and Co-Director of the Duke Africa Initiative.

Carl Mhina, MD, MPH completed his medical degree at the Kilimanjaro Medical University College and his Master's in Public Health from the University of Cape Town. He is currently a student in the Duke University Master's in Population Health Sciences Program. Carl has research interests in health systems strengthening, health economics, and implementation science. He recently published a review of COVID in Africa in Research Africa.

Alex Gabagambi, MD graduated from the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, and completed his clinical training in Tanga, Tanzania, where he cared for numerous patients with COVID. Alex is currently a student in the Duke University Master's in Population Health Sciences Program, and he has research interests in infectious diseases including HIV infection.

Patricia Odero is the Regional Director, Africa at the Duke Global Health Institute. As Regional Director, Patricia leads multiple initiatives across Sub-Saharan Africa for Innovations in Healthcare and the Duke Global Health Innovation Center, including SEAD East Africa.

Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the Global Health Institute at Duke University. She is also a member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute and a faculty affiliate with the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research and the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health.

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  • Duke University Center for International and Global Studies
  • John Hope Franklin Center
  • Africa Initiative
  • Wednesdays at the Center Series