COVID-19 News

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.

During this time, although we are physically distancing, we encourage everyone to engage virtually and be an active part of the alumni network - and we would love your help, so we can continue to support each other! If you are a LinkedIn user, follow our new page, #ExchangeAlumni - Alumni Affairs, and consider adding a section on your exchange program experience in your work profile.

Finally, we'd like to remind everyone to keep their media literacy skills sharp and carefully evaluate the sources of information that you share. When disease outbreaks occur, so do "infodemics" of misinformation and disinformation, making it more important than ever that we highlight facts and reputable information.

Thank you, and stay 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
  • Exchange Alumni Make a Difference

    Thu Vo, a Humphrey Fellow alumna, is working together with the local government in Davis, California to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

    U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim applauds exchange alumni on the front lines of tackling the coronavirus.

    Tee Ee Lyn’s work is bringing smiles to those fighting on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Alfred Kankuzi is taking action to help provide life-saving information to his fellow Malawians.

    Vlad Mixich, a Humphrey Fellow, is fighting back against disinformation and ensuriing Romanians have fact-based information about COVID-19

    Ambassador Ivan Simonovic, Croation Permanent Representative to the United Nations, was named co-coordinator to lead the United Nations General Assembly’s efforts to defeat COVID-19

    The Eswatini alumni association is traveling far and wide to get the word out about health and hygiene to rural communities.

    Asmara Rahat, a TechWomen alumna, has combined innovation and technology to create SMART thermal scanning and sanitation gates to keep individuals safe.

    TechWomen Alumna Uses technology to connect families across her community to meet the needs of vulnerable and at-risk individuals.

    As schools close and education moves online, Lindiwe Matlali is working nonstop to come up with innovative solutions to ensure that students are still receiving the education they deserve.


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