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Institute for African Development Special Webinar: Africa, COVID-19, Health and Socio-Economic Impacts

Friday, May 29, 2020 at 11:00am to 1:00pm


COVID-19 has bought untold havoc to every country on earth. Bread-basket regions are under quarantine, supply chains have slowed or vanish altogether, and the health infrastructure in many countries have buckled under the strain.
Please join the Institute for African Development for a zoom webinar to discuss the pandemic’s impact on the African continent. Panelists are all experts  actively engaged in working on the pandemic on Africa.


Vusi Gumede, PhD, Professor, University of South Africa, Member, Presidential Economic Advisory Council, South Africa

Tolbert Nyenswah, MPH, Senior Research Associate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, former Deputy Minister of Health for Disease Surveillance and Epidemic Control, Liberia

Jarra Jagne, DVM, Senior Extension Associate, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Cornell

T. Debey Sayndee, PhD, Professor and Director, Peace & Conflict Studies - Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation, University of Liberia

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Jackie Sayegh

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Vusi Gumede, Tolbert Nyenswah, Jarra Jagne, and T. Debey Sayndee

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