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JCU Events Launch of COVID-19 in the Tropics: A State of the Tropics focus report

JCU Events

Wed, 29 Jun 2022

Launch of COVID-19 in the Tropics: A State of the Tropics focus report

Townsville, Online
When: 29 June 2022, 1pm

Join us for a special event to celebrate the International Day of the Tropics and launch the focus report COVID-19 in the Tropics.

2020 was a pivotal moment in history with the emergence of SARS-coronavirus-2 (COVID-19).

COVID-19 affected almost every aspect of human life, directly through infection and indirectly through border closures and community lockdowns. The race to develop effective vaccines against the disease required a global effort and global resource diversions. For tropical communities, which represent the vast majority of the extreme poor, the pandemic presented another burden to their lives and well-being.

Two years on, we are in a position to look back and begin to understand how far reaching some of these impacts have been. Join with us and others from around the world to launch the 2022 State of the Tropics focus report, and reflect on how COVID-19 has impacted lives in the Tropics.

Speakers include:

Online: Register here to attend the launch online via Zoom

In-person: Register here to attend the launch in-person at Building 142 The Science Place, Room 111, JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas

Contact details:

Shelley Templeman  | +61 7 4781 5203 | shelley.templeman@jcu.edu.au