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Webinar on quantifying COVID-19-related excess mortality in Latin America

17 July 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has considerably affected mortality numbers in many countries around the world. One metric to investigate and analyze the impact of the pandemic is to look at excess mortality.

Everton Lima from the University of Campinas, Brazil, and colleagues from several Brazilian universities and Latin American centers, have collected monthly civil registration data for several countries across the region. They analyzed the effects of the disease on small areas by comparing mortality levels in 2020 with those from 2019.

Read the paper Exploring excess of deaths in the context of covid pandemic in selected countries of Latin America

Webinar details

This webinar took place in English on Friday, July 17, 2020 from 09:00 - 10:30 Eastern Time (ET). It included a presentation from Everton Lima, and was followed by a moderated discussion with Jenny Garcia from the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) and Stephane Helleringer from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. The session was moderated by Romesh Silva from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and closing remarks was provided by Montasser Kamal from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

See the presentation from Everton Lima

This event was organized in collaboration with the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) Panel on Population Perspectives and Demographic Methods to Strengthen Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems.

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