CGSHE Clinician Scientist Meaghan Thumath recognized for her leadership in COVID-19 response with marginalized communities

May 1, 2020   |   Media, News

CGSHE Clinician Scientist Meaghan Thumath was recognized in The Georgia Straight for her leadership in COVID-19 response with marginalized communities.

Meaghan Thumath (she/her), a CGSHE Clinician Scientist and UBC Adjunct Faculty, is a long-time public health and sexual health nurse. Drawing on her roots in rapid public health responses in humanitarian settings and the Ebola crisis in DRC, Meaghan goes back to her roots as a street nurse in Vancouver’s DTES to support the community in the impact of COVID-19. Meaghan brings a decade of public health nursing experience and has been advising VCH in COVID-19 response in the DTES, including recently released guidelines by the Ministry.

“The biggest lesson that sticks with me from Ebola is that we need an all-of-society approach to tackle COVID-19, from grassroots community organizations to the private sector, health care, and communications.” – Meaghan Thumath

For more information on Meaghan, read her profile here.

Click here for the full article in The Georgia Straight, “Whether it’s Ebola or COVID-19, Vancouver street nurse Meaghan Thumath feels at home helping the less fortunate” (published April 30, 2020, written by Gail Johnson).