It is critical that during a health emergency, research is carried out worldwide, not only to address priorities and determine treatment and prevention interventions, but also to ensure equity in those who benefit from the results of the research. For countries in the so-called Global South, the pandemic highlights important challenges such as structural inequalities that limit the implementation of measures, as well as deficiencies in health surveillance systems, health systems and sustainability policies, to respond quickly and effectively to health emergencies.
Together with other researchers from LAC, our Alumni Nicole Feune de Colombi has lead a study that aimed at identifying research priorities that require urgent attention in LAC. Here we present the results and call for greater collaboration in addressing them, not only during this pandemic, but also by increasing country preparedness for similar situations in the future.
Read the study: COVID-19 in Latin America and Caribbean (in Spanish)