COVID-19 News

Exchange Alumni Make a Difference During COVID-19

In the midst of COVID-19, we are facing unprecedented challenges around the world. We've created this page to share your efforts to tackle the coronavirus. Thanks to you and your fellow exchange alumni, you are creating far-reaching health, educational, and social impact to ensure your communities are staying strong, safe, and healthy.

COVID-19 Resources:

  • FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control
  • CDC - Covid-19 Response Page
  • CDC - Traveler's Health
  • CDC - Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
  • Kateřina Vacková has brought together professionals across the Czech medical industry to disseminate critical information to citizens and frontline workers.

    Shah Nawaz has drawn on his 2015 exchange experience to educate and empower those in rural areas of Kashmir, India.

    With facemasks now a customary part of our daily lives, Fulbright Foreign Student alumnus Cosmas Mwikirize saw the need for a more sustainable solution to protective equipment and came up with a couple of solutions.

    Dr. Osita Okonkwu

    From preventing malaria to the coronavirus, Dr. Osita Okonkwu is empowering local communities in Enugu, Nigeria. A 2009-2010 Hupert H. Humphrey Fellow at Tulane University, Dr. Okonkwu became involved in service early on in his career.

    With many businesses impacted by the pandemic, some are using the economic downturn to advance tech innovation and e-learning.

    With less than 5% Internet broadband and only 40% adult literacy, access to accurate information is difficult to come by.

    Serial entrepreneur Sheila Hawkins-Bucklew, an MWF Reciprocal Exchange Alumna, shares how come out on top and her work with a fellow alumna.

    Piyashat Sinpimonboon’s campaign uses local languages and approaches.

    Hana Pirovic gathers supplies for at risk communities in Bosnia & Herzegovina during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Since April, the U.S. Department of State has funded over 25 projects that address the current global health crisis.

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