Fang Zhongliao is with the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Guangxi CDC). As part of our COVID-19 Global Perspective Series, we reached out to Dr. Zhongliao to hear how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting China.
Dr. Tasleem Ras is with the Division of Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa. As part of our COVID-19 Global Perspective Series, we reached out to Dr. Ras to hear how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting South Africa.
Dr. Nathan Bertelsen is an Associate Professor of Medicine with the University of Minnesota. He is currently in Barcelona, Spain where he was teaching a Migrant and Refugee Health in the Mediterranean course through the University of Barcelona. As part of our COVID-19 Global Perspective Series, we reached out to Dr. Bertelsen to hear how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Spain.
Now more than ever the importance of global health efforts are showcased across the world's stage. The World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as a pandemic with over 118,000 cases reported in 114 countries as of March 11, 2020.
Leadership and staff at the University of Minnesota's Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility have closely monitored the COVID-19 situation over these past few months. In regards to our programs, the Center follows the University of Minnesota's policies in this type of situation. Many of our programs will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through an explorers grant supported by National Geographic, the Mfangano Community Health Field Station, a community-rooted enterprise launched in collaboration between the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, Maseno University in Kisumu, Kenya, and Organic Health Response (OHR), is embarking on an oral history project to preserve the Suba language and culture.