Session #6: COVID-19: An expert’s view on what must happen on the ground

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 2:00 pm
Guests: Dr. Mark Grabowsky, internationally recognized expert on disease prevention and child health (see his impressive bio below)


Puerto Rico went on lockdown on March 15th as a response to the worldwide spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Dr. Grabowsky will use his extensive experience in organizations such as the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and National Institute of Health to help us understand what we are facing through a discussion on:

  • Successes and failures in dealing with the pandemics in other countries
  • How to mobilize citizens
  • The role of social sectors in supporting the collective goal of minimizing COVID-19 deaths among the elderly and most vulnerable.
  • Organizing a disease response in communities by helping them develop action plans that meet collective goals.