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Why do we need outbreak preparedness?

Outbreak preparedness is critical for countries to respond to emergencies. Watch Chikwe Ihekweazu explain this concept more.

In the previous step we explored what outbreak preparedness is. Now we move on to why preparedness is necessary. Reflecting on experiences in Nigeria, Chikwe Ihekweazu (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control) answers key questions including: What are the consequences of failing to prepare for outbreaks?; How does preparedness improve outbreak response?; and What is the role of surveillance in outbreak preparedness?

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Disease Outbreaks in Low and Middle Income Countries

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