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Alumni webinar #10 - Corona in Guatemala

A webinar with Guillermo Hegel

15 Dec 202016:00 - 17:00

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In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Guatemala is facing a growing disinformation activity related to the outbreak in the country. Rumours and fake news on the disease are spreading fast, both in rural communities and urban municipalities. What are their implications on national and local control measures? What is their impact on the health situation in the country and which collateral damage are they provoking? What type of actions are put in place to track these rumours and to raise awareness of the dangers of this fake news within rural and urban communities?

These questions will be answered by ITM alumnus Guillermo Hegel (MPH, 2016 & EV, 2018) involved as General Manager of the COVID-19 Response project lead by Project Concern Internacional (PCI Global).

Register via Zoom.


In the webinar series, ITM alumni present their impressions on the current situation of the COVID-19 outbreak in their country and/or in specific health-related fields (e.g. maternal health), and highlight how they are engaged in this global fight against the pandemic. The main aim of this webinar series is to share experiences, expertise and good practices within the ITM community of alumni, students, staff, partner institutions and global health community. 


  • Guillermo Hegel, General Manager of the COVID-19 Response project @PCI Global/USAID, Guatemala


  • Marlon Garcia, Course Coordinator of the MSc in Public Health at ITM Antwerp