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Cesar Chelala

Cesar Chelala, MD, PhD, is an international public health consultant for several UN agencies, and a writer on human rights, medical and foreign policy issues. He is a winner of an Overseas Press Club of America Award. His articles have been published in more than 70 countries worldwide.

For Cesar Chelala's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Lessons from the pandemic

Commentary / World Jun 6, 2021

Lessons from the pandemic

Most countries are lagging far behind and new, concerted and more generous efforts by the richest nations are needed to control the pandemic at a global level.

Domestic violence amid a pandemic

Commentary / World Sep 9, 2020

Domestic violence amid a pandemic

One of the most neglected consequences of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 is the increasing violence against women of all ages. U.N. Women has called it “the shadow pandemic,” and António Guterres, the U.N. Secretary-General has said, “Peace is not just the absence of war. ...