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Join us on Friday, April 24 at 9:00 AM EST for our next webinar, “The Science Behind COVID-19“!

Last week, the Mittal Institute held a panel webinar, “The Response to COVID-19 in South Asia,” moderated by Dr. Vikram Patel, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health at Harvard Medical School.

Together, the panelists discussed the impact of the policy response to COVID-19 on the ground in South Asia, considering whether or not the policies are proportionate and appropriate — and what consequences they might have. They delved deeper into the varied in-region responses to the virus, and how different guidelines and actions have impacted the health systems and social sectors of the region’s nations. 

Dr. Patel was joined by four panelists from both Harvard and multiple in-region institutions:


  • Dr. Richard Cash, Senior Lecturer on Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health 
  • Dr. Sabina Faiz RashidDean and Professor, BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University
  • Dr. Shamika RaviSenior Fellow of the Governance Studies Program, Brookings Institution
  • Dr. Srinath ReddyPresident, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)