Compiled by Bea Spadacini
Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region have been hit hard by the global COVID-19 pandemic. From disease denial, disinformation and vaccine defiance by the Bolsonaro government in Brazil, to weak health systems and entrenched inequalities across the region, the pandemic has ravaged this part of the world and is likely to result in a major recession that will cause even more suffering in the years to come.
To improve information around the COVID-19 pandemic and support journalists who tirelessly cover the multi-faceted impacts of this global health crisis in the region, the Rapid Response Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean together with the Internews Health Journalism Network have initiated a series of biweekly online conversations with health experts and seasoned health journalists for the months of October and November. These sessions are moderated by Graziella Almendral del Rio, award-winning journalist, author, TV host and Internews Pandemic Media Mentor.
The #ClavesdeSalud sessions seek to inform community reporters and health communicators who represent marginalized and hard-to-reach communities on the latest scientific developments around COVID-19 by increasing access to credible and reliable sources. A list of the already planned sessions is below, along with the links to the recordings of the sessions as they happen. Please share the recordings with anyone who can benefit from them!
You can access a short recap page on this event here or go straight to the recordings below in Spanish.
Access the recording to Immunidad, virus y vacunas a través del lente de Stars Wars
Access the recording to Vacunas, variantes y el redo de una salud global
Access the recording to SARS-CoV-2: A virus that came to stay
Access the recording to COVID and Long COVID: two diseases, one virus