Rethinking Disaster Preparedness and Response After a Pandemic

Rethinking Disaster Preparedness and Response After a Pandemic

Rethinking Disaster Preparedness and Response After a Pandemic

Rethinking Disaster Preparedness and Response After a Pandemic

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Pandemics are wide-reaching infectious disease outbreaks that affect large geographic regions across the globe. Pandemics' impact on societies could be devastating due to the significant health, social, economic, and political disruption. Historical analysis of major pandemics and the challenges imposed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have revealed several preparedness and response gaps. There is a need to rethink preparedness and response planning to better prepare for future pandemics. This course will cover the general framework of pandemic preparedness and response. Moreover, the significant gaps and limitations of the current preparedness and response strategies will be highlighted. Approaches to overcome these limitations to better respond to future pandemics will also be discussed.

COURSE INFORMATION

45 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-07-06Updated 2020-07-06

Course Objectives

  • Describe risk factors and the impact of pandemics on societies.
  • Describe pandemic preparedness and response planning strategies.
  • Understand the emerging strategies to improve healthcare preparedness and response.
  • Identify socioeconomic disparities in pandemic preparedness and mitigation.

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