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Upcoming Event to Examine Covid-19 and Health Disaparities

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Uncovering COVID-19: Policies and Practices in Global Health

The Africana Studies Program is excited to invite members of the NU community to an upcoming panel discussion, “The Fight to be Heard, Seen and Understood: Uncovering Covid-19 Policies and Practices in Global Health.” Guiding audience members on the health disparities unveiled by COVID-19 on BIPOC communities, the panel will feature three speakers. 

Richard Wamai, Associate Professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies, is a co-leader for the Integrated Initiative for Global Health to champion global health efforts at the university. The second speaker, Dr. Uzma Alam, serves on the African Union/Africa CDC COVID-19 technical working group and on the committee for the National Muslim COVID-19 Response Team reporting to the Ministry of Health, Kenya. Finally, the third speaker will be a Northeastern Alumnus: Dr. Johnothan Smileye Jr.. Dr. Smileye graduated from Howard University College of Medicine in 2020, and is now a resident physician at Penn Medicine.

As we approach the one-year mark of quarantine, please consider joining for this important conversation! The Africana Studies Program asks that those interested register here. If you cannot make the event the recording will still be sent to all of those who registered!

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