Celia Christie Samuels from the University of West Indies, provided her perspective on COVID-19 in the Caribbean in the recent webinar hosted by the Commonwealth Medical Association on the regional perspectives on clinical case management of COVID-19 , introduced by WHO Director General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus on 1 July 2020.
The Caribbean has many challenges to deal with such as; hurricanes, earthquakes, Zika and other viruses and small island states. Having recorded its first cases between 1 – 22 March, and reported over 1200 deaths in 33 countries (as of end June 2020), Caribbean countries are working to control COVID-19.
The University of West Indies is working with the WHO to implement the Solidarity trial, with Jamaica, Bahamas and Guyana already registered.
You can find out more about how the Caribbean is dealing with this new epidemic by taking a look at Celia’s presentation here.