It’s been two weeks since frontline healthcare workers in New York started being vaccinated against COVID-19 and so far, about 140,000 people in New York State have received the first dose, out of about two million healthcare workers and nursing home residents and staff in the first phase of vaccine distribution. WNYC Host Sean Carlson spoke with Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, global director of ICAP, on what comes next.
A major global health organization that has been improving public health in countries around the world for over 15 years, ICAP works to transform the health of populations through innovation, science, and global collaboration. Based at Columbia University in New York City, where it is part of the Mailman School of Public Health, ICAP has projects in more than 30 countries, working side-by-side with ministries of health and local partners to confront some of the world’s toughest health challenges. Through meaningful research, tailored technical assistance, effective training and education programs, and rigorous surveillance to measure and evaluate the impact of public health interventions, ICAP aims to realize a global vision of healthy people, empowered communities, and thriving societies. Online at icap.columbia.edu