The spread of the coronavirus virus provides us with a chance not only to re-examine the great challenges population movement poses to public health and governance both in China and the globalised world.
Francisco Obando is responsible for the management of the Oxford Martin Programme on Informal Cities and for broadening of the impact of both the Informal Cities and the PEAK Urban programmes beyond academia.
Previously, Francisco managed the Healthy Neighbourhoods Project of the City of Quito and the Healthy Cities Programme of the Ministry of Health of Ecuador. Prior to moving to Ecuador, Francisco worked for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as Project Officer of the Municipal Partners for Economic Development Programme.
He has an MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Urban Planning from the University of Toronto.