The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the health inequities that were already prevalent in the U.S. In this episode, host June Woo speaks with experts about the disproportionate effects of the pandemic, research on health inequities, and current medical education around health disparities and the social determinants of health.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had wide-ranging effects on food systems across the world, particularly in Africa. This episode of The COVID Chronicles explores insights from academics, sustainability experts and residents in Ghana to form a holistic view about barriers during lockdowns, initiatives to stabilize food systems and what to anticipate next.
Featured guests include Ines Gonzalez, an assistant professor at the Indiana University of Bloomington School of Public Health; Heidi Newton King and Rirhandzu Marvate, sustainability professionals who work at the Spier Farms in South Africa; and Lucy Wiafe, a Ghanaian wife, mother and preschool teacher who has been a frequent consumer of the local Ghanaian market produce for a number of years.
Student Highlight: Yadah Ampofo, a junior majoring in Human Health and minoring in Global Health, is a Ghanaian girl at heart who would love for everyone to experience Africa.