NPR blog Goats & Soda spoke to Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, ICAP’s global director, for an April 26 Q&A on how health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) can adapt strategies to fight COVID-19 given limited resources:

For low-income countries that struggle with weak health systems, large populations of impoverished people and crowded megacities, “there needs to be a very major adaptation” to the established measures we’ve been using to fight COVID-19, says Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, an epidemiologist and director of ICAP, a global health organization at Columbia University.


“I think they’re trying, but it’s not easy,” El-Sadr says. “Ministries of health are working, partnering with international organizations to try to innovate — and hopefully, if the innovation works, it can be scaled up.”

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