The UNESCO Director-General invited Dr. Laurencin to participate and share his thoughts during the UNESCO Virtual Online Ministerial Dialogue COVID- 19 and ‘Open Science’ – International Scientific Collaboration. The meeting is scheduled for later today and will tackle COVID-19 lessons learned from various countries throughout the world as well as interventions and next steps.
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