Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, ICAP’s global director, is quoted in a May 1 National Geographic article on lessons learned from national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, lessons from one country aren’t necessarily applicable to another. For example, New Zealand announced earlier this week that it has effectively eliminated the virus from its shores, “but it might not have attributes that would fit with New York City or many densely populated parts of the U.S. and Europe,” says Wafaa El-Sadr, an epidemiologist and director of ICAP at Columbia University, an initiative that strengthens health systems in resource-poor countries.

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