Stempel College’s Global Health Consortium on COVID-19’s impact on vaccination programs

According to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, the coronavirus pandemic has led to a significant decline in childhood vaccinations worldwide. In 2020, 23 million children missed out on essential vaccines “due to disruptions in the delivery and uptake of immunization services” caused by COVID-19. “Vaccination is the most important and relevant strategy in public […]

Stempel College: Key takeaways from Part II of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit

Last week, members of the global health community came together for the second of three virtual events as part of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit. Representatives from organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNICEF and Baylor’s School of Tropical Medicine explored the challenges around the COVID-19 vaccine, […]

Stempel College announces speakers, moderators and panelists for this month’s COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit

The countdown for this month’s COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit has begun. On Friday, June 25, 2021, from 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT, researchers and public health experts will come together to discuss the latest on COVID-19 vaccines, the new variants, and the global efforts underway to help combat the pandemic. This is the […]

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and Americans should embrace them for the common good, says Global Health Consortium director

Mask use, lockdowns, quarantine requirements and other breaches of once-normal life have drawn heated debate throughout the pandemic. A central question to much of it: Where does one’s freedom end and another’s begin? Dr. Carlos Espinal of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work believes the benefit of widescale vaccination should override […]