The Public Health Impact of COVID-19 in Latin America Webinar Series

The public health impact of COVID-19

Join us for this five-part webinar series co-hosted by the ANU Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR) and the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) as we delve into the diversity of responses to COVID-19 in six Latin American countries. Gain an insight into the social, economic and mental health impacts; and the variety of scientific, public health and policy approaches taken. 

Webinar series host: Noel Campbell (Associate Director, ANCLAS) 

Noel Campbell

Webinar series co-chairs: Luis Salvador-Carulla (ANU), Francesco Paolucci (University of Newcastle), Gisselle Gallego (University of Notre Dame), Fernanda Penaloza (University of Sydney)


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Webinar 1 (English) - The Evidence: Understanding the situation in Latin America

Thursday 5 November | 9:00am - 10:30am (AEDT)

(Wednesday evening, 4 November 2020 in South America)

Speakers: Francesco Paolucci, Ana Rita Sequeira, Blanca Gallego

Co-chair: Luis Salvador-Carulla

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Webinar 2 (English) - South America: Brazil, Chile, Uruguay

Friday 13 November | 9:00am - 10:30am (AEDT)

(Thursday evening, 12 November 2020 in South America)

Speakers: Carolina Velasco, José Pedro Arcos, Denise Razzouk

Co-chair: Francesco Paolucci

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Webinar 3 (English) - Central America and the Caribbean: Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba

Thursday 19 November | 9:00am - 10:30am (AEDT)

(Wednesday evening, 18 November 2020 in South America)

Speakers: Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce, Pedro Leon Azofeifa, Pedro Mas Bermejo

Co-chair: Gisselle Gallego

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Webinar 4 (English) - Impact on Mental health in Latin America

Thursday 26 November | 9:00am - 10:30am (AEDT)

(Wednesday evening, 25 November 2020 in South America)

Speakers: Matias Irarrazaval, Denise Razzouk, Maria Elena Medina Mora

Co-chair: Luis Salvador-Carulla

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Webinar 5 (Spanish) - Roundtable: Lessons Learnt

Thursday 3 December | 9:00am - 10:30am (AEDT)

(Wednesday evening, 2 December 2020 in South America)

Speakers: Gisselle Gallego, Carolina Velasco, Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce, Pedro Leon Azofeifa, Pedro Mas Bermejo, Jose Pedro Arcos, Alexandre Kalache

Co-chair: Fernanda Penaloza

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Presented by:

Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) and the ANU Centre for Mental Health Research

In collaboration with:

University of Newcastle (UON) Value in health economics & Policy (VheP) group; University of Notre Dame, School of Medicine, Sydney; Sydney University Research Community for Latin America (SURCLA); and University of New South Wales, Centre for Big Data Research in Health