Tag Archives: pandemic

Health in a time of COVID-19 – how and where do we start strengthening health systems?

By Fiona Samuels (Overseas Development Institute), Ana B. Amaya (Pace University and UNU-CRIS) and Dina Balabanova (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers involved in national … Continue reading

Evidence to inform the COVID-19 response: Collection of HPP papers

What measures were effective in previous pandemics? Can we anticipate the impacts of COVID-19 on nutrition, mental health and other health issues in order to address them proactively? What is health systems resilience and does it explain why some countries … Continue reading

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: FROM ISOLATION TO SOLIDARITY

By Richard Coker (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) An epidemiological tsunami is sweeping the world. The most vulnerable will succumb directly from infection and, often forgotten, indirectly from being unable to access health care services. As this pandemic … Continue reading

Understanding the role of uncertainty in preparing for the unpredictable

By Prashant Yadav The risk of a flu pandemic is amongst the top global risks today.  Scientists and public health experts seem to agree that it is a question of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ it happens.  It has been nearly … Continue reading