By Federica Margini, Anooj Pattnaik, Angellah Nakyanzi (authors affiliated with ThinkWell)
In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers involved in national COVID-19 responses in low- and middle-income countries. These posts seek to facilitate timely cross- learning by sharing opinions, insights…
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 are combatting COVID-19 more effectively?
These and other…
By Michael R. Snyder (Johns Hopkins University)
With the five-year anniversary of the West Africa Ebola outbreak declaration approaching, now is an appropriate time to reflect on progress made in improving global public health preparedness. Has the international community learned the lessons of the 2014-16 Ebola epidemic? What…
by Margaret E. Kruk, Associate Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
“Fear of Ebola breeds a terror of physicians” proclaimed an article in the New York Times recently, observing that sick people in rural areas were more comfortable with seeking help from traditional healers than health system workers…