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Summary of Week 1

We have now reached the end of Week 1. By now you should have a clearer understanding of what outbreaks are and why they matter.

Next week we will look at how we prepare for and respond to outbreaks. We will explore what outbreak preparedness is and why it is needed; how an outbreak is detected; what and who an outbreak response involves; and funding and coordination mechanisms. We will then go on to examine the roles of research and ethics in outbreaks.

Next week’s activities are available to view now, but if you decide to review them early you may want to return to the comments and discussions while the week is live to see the perspectives of other learners and to offer your own.

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Disease Outbreaks in Low and Middle Income Countries

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