The Brazilian National Academy of Medicine and AMS publish joint statement on COVID-19

Following the virtual meeting jointly hosted by the Brazilian National Academy of Medicine and the UK Academy of Medical Sciences to share learning from tackling the COVID-19 pandemic on the 16 April, the two Academy's have published a joint statement on COVID-19.   

In the present crisis, the Brazilian National Academy of Medicine and the UK Academy of Medical Sciences are collaborating and sharing experiences to better collaborate in their respective countries with the view that science, science values and scientific approaches to problem-solving remains the best hope for humanity to overcome the present crisis.

 

As stated in the Inter-Academy Panel (IAP) document “Letter from Rio”, merit-based academies have the capability to mobilize experts worldwide from different disciplines to assist in defining, addressing and meeting such a challenge.

 

Read the full joint statement from the Brazilian National Academy of Medicine and the UK Academy of Medical Sciences on COVID-19 following the joint virtual meeting on the 16 April here. 

 

The main objectives of this workshop was to share evidence and learning from the UK’s experience in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic to aid Brazil’s efforts to combat the outbreak. As Brazil has been behind the UK in the infection and mortality curves for COVID-19 cases, this was an opportunity for the UK to provide reflections on what has and has not worked in their response to the pandemic and areas that Brazil could focus on in their specific context.

The meeting focused on three key areas of the response to the pandemic:

  • Public health
  • Social and behavioural
  • Clinical

You can catch up on the meeting here:

 

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