Prenatal healthcare visits and screening for common infectious diseases are vital in ensuring the health of mothers and babies.
In September of 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) published a report with a warning—our risk of a global pandemic was on the rise, and the world was not prepared. Three months later, in December 2019, the first COVID-19 cases were reported to the World Health Organization.
Because of the threat that AMR poses to our health, there is a need for global mobilization across all levels—from world leaders and industry, to physicians and scientists, as well as individual patients and their families.
Almeida’s contributions to the field of virology are immeasurable. Besides her discovery of the coronavirus family, she pioneered and perfected multiple techniques that have resulted in huge strides in viral imaging and diagnosis.