Skip to 0 minutes and 11 seconds JIMMY WHITWORTH: We have now reached the end of our course, ‘Disease Outbreaks in Low- and Middle-Income Countries’. I really hope you have enjoyed its content and the diversity of its resources. Over the last three weeks, we have heard from a wide range of experts in the field of outbreak preparedness and response in low- and middle-income countries. We have discussed what outbreaks are and why they matter, the history and current state of disease outbreaks, new and continuing challenges in outbreak response, and how we can be better prepared to meet these changing needs. We’ve explored not only the response to outbreaks, but also the importance of preparedness, including the roles of surveillance and research to prepare, detect, respond and learn.
Skip to 1 minute and 4 seconds We further reflected on what an outbreak response is, how multidisciplinary teams are triggered to respond and how these responses are currently funded and coordinated. Together, we reflected on the importance of outbreak preparedness and response, both now and in the future. We have also explored the new and continuing challenges in outbreak response, and how this may develop in the future, including potential innovations and modern technology. While outbreaks are here to stay, our ability to prepare and respond to them continues to advance. I’d like to thank you all for joining our course, and for participating so eagerly in discussions with both our team and your peers.
Skip to 1 minute and 57 seconds Thank you also to all the experts who contributed to the course and to the support team that helped bring this course to life. Our hope is that we have learned and continue to learn from infectious disease outbreaks in low- and middle-income countries. As a result, we’re all able to prepare and respond more effectively to prevent and reduce the impact of outbreaks for better global health in the future.
Ending remarks for the course
Thank you for participating in the course “Disease Outbreaks in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”. In this final video, Jimmy Whitworth gives a brief summary of the last three weeks and shares his gratitude for all of those who have contributed to and participated in this course. Please comment below and share your thoughts about the course. What have you learned over the last three weeks? What do you plan to do with your new knowledge?
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