Tuesday,9 in February 2021 Global - COVID-19 COVID 19, Israel, and the Developing World The COVID-19 outbreak shows how the globalization process has also negative consequences, in regards to the rapid transmission of the virus among people from different countries around the world. The challenges that the interacted world is facing during the current situation is unprecedented. However, the impacts that distinct countries suffer differ, and in some aspects are felt stronger in developing countries than in wealthier states. Although already showing significant numbers of confirmed patients and deaths, the coronavirus outbreak has not yet reached Latin America countries, Africa and certain countries in Southeast Asia, such as Vietnam, with the same force as it reached the developed countries of Europe and the USA. However, unfortunately, statistics show a worrying growth in the number of infected people in these developing countries, with many states already taking important measures, such as declaring states of emergency and general quarantines for their population. With the eminence of the coronavirus outbreak in such countries, the consequences that the developing world will suffer are very challenging, especially given the precariousness of health systems in general and their relatively fragile economies. With the increase in the number of infected patients and deaths around the world, most countries are focusing on internal solutions, in an attempt to improve their own scenarios. Nevertheless, Israel -besides taking care of its internal situation- can play an important role in helping developing countries go through the coronavirus pandemic with less damage than otherwise, as well as to help to develop such countries in respect to their respective futures. In the healthcare sector, Israel’s medtech innovations could bring interesting new perspectives in the way of finding solutions to the precarious health systems of developing countries, contributing to the treatment and prevention of both coronavirus and other treatments that continue to exist in such countries. Moreover, with more countries implementing measures of social distance and, consequently, with more people working from their respective homes, the start-up nation could bring important solutions in creating tools to make this transition easier and better, with the use of different programs, tools and security measures. SID Israel had the chance to participate recently in an exciting online discussion about the theme by several Israeli professionals who work in developing countries. Watch it online and be sure to follow our page for future events!