COVID-19 and the Majority World
17 Apr 2020 · 17 Apr 2020
The COVID-19 crisis is unlike any crisis in recent times. But have we come to a point where there is information overload? When you live in low-trust contexts, as the majority of the world’s citizens do, who do you believe? What are the real lessons from COVID-19? One of the challenges the world now faces is how to help the poor and most vulnerable cope with the devastating effects of the pandemic. There is fear that as developed nations bend the curve and begin to overcome the challenge, the severity of the impact upon the most vulnerable will be forgotten.
The Lausanne/WEA Network known as Health for All Nations hosted ‘COVID-19 and the Majority World’, a 90-minute webinar on Friday April 17 2020. The recording of this webinar as well as the presentation slides have been made available below.
Dr Mike Soderling, MD, MBA, received his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin and finished his residency in OB/GYN in 1991. After 10 years of private practice in Wisconsin, he and his family moved to Guatemala where he spent 11 years as a full-time cross-cultural missionary. He is co-founder of the Salud que Transforma (Transformational Health) project, which focuses on public health and community development. Mike is Catalyst for the Lausanne Movement’s Health For All Nations network.
Dr Santosh Mathew, MD, is an internal medicine specialist with experience in working and providing for leadership in both academic institutions and rural healthcare institutions. He has been involved in pioneering new healthcare programs especially in the areas of HIV and TB and working with marginalized communities. He has been involved in leading a network of 20 hospitals and 40 community programs scattered across North India. He is a training coordinator for the global Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) network.
Dr Gladys K Mwiti, PhD, is a consulting clinical psychologist and is the founder and CEO of Oasis Africa Center for Transformational Psychology & Trauma based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is the current chairperson of the Kenya Psychological Association (KPA), interim chairperson of the Kenya Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, member of the Board of Trustees for the Kenya Methodist University (KEMU), member of the American Psychological Association (APA), and Co-Catalyst for the Lausanne Network for Mental Health and Trauma.
Dr Viv Grigg, MA, PhD, is director of the Urban Leadership Foundation (ULF). As an activist and church planter, he has pioneered several urban incarnational missions globally in the slums of Kolkata, Manila, and São Paulo. He established the MA in Transformational Urban Leadership program and has taught on topics such as citywide leadership, transformation and revival movements, church planting, ministry among the urban poor, and postmodern urban transformation.