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Watch: The Impacts of COVID-19 in the Global South

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Moderated by our Health and Nutrition Study Group convenor Jacinta Greene, this webinar was held on Thursday 28th May; 2-3pm (Irish GMT).

The world has been convulsed by the impacts of COVID 19. International travel has ground to a near halt, the global economy has stalled and many countries around the world are in government enforced “lockdowns”. In the Global North the purpose of these lockdowns was to slow the spread of the disease and prevent health care systems from being over-whelmed. Across much of the Global South these measures have also been put in place, but with often more severe livelihood consequences given high levels of dependence on the informal sector for survival, and the general absence of widespread social security and assistance measures. Thus the “secondary effects” of the crisis are much more in evidence in the Global South, at least in the short-term. This webinar will reflect on the impacts of COVID 19 in the Global South and how best to address the challenges it presents.



Professor Giovanni Farese - Associate Professor of History of Economic Thought at the European University of Rome. 

Ms Brianna Guidorzi - Communications and Policy Officer at the Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence.

Dr Olawale Emmanuel Olayide - a Research Fellow and Coordinator of the Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Programme at the Centre for Sustainable Development University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Professor Nazarius Tumwesigye  - Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Bio-statistics in the College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Makerere University, Uganda

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