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Getting it right: multi-sectoral planning

In the step above, you considered the range of aspects a government must consider when planning a comprehensive response to an emerging epidemic. There are so many complex issues when …

Welcome to week 2

Before we consider the range of health system responses to COVID-19 so far, let’s first consider what we mean by a health system from both a specific, narrow gaze as …

Some example country timelines

In this mini-lecture, Dr Angus Campbell presents the COVID-19 case timelines for 13 different countries using the graphing tools from OurWorldInData. We see that there is no one way to …

What do the numbers mean?

This step marks the last part of this Activity. In this video, Dr Angus Campbell considers some key concepts that influence how we interpret test results. We will use the …

Nigeria’s health system response to COVID-19

Many countries across the world face exponentially more constraints in funding, capacity and infrastructure than wealthier nations when coping with the threat of COVID-19, as we learned in the previous …

How prepared were we?

In this video, we explore some key approaches to assessing epidemic preparedness and consider how prepared we thought we were to face a threat like COVID-19. We look specifically at …

Boosting health system surge capacity

Surge capacity can be defined as the ability to evaluate and care for a markedly increased volume of patients – one that challenges or exceeds normal operating capacity1. Countries have …

People with disabilities in COVID-19 responses

In this video, Dr Manjula Marella summarises the impacts of COVID-19 responses on people with disabilities. The key response strategies to slow the COVID-19 outbreak and relieve congestion in hospitals …

COVID-19 and disability

In recent years, the understanding of disability has evolved from a medical to a social concept. In the medical model, disability was perceived as an individual’s problem due to their …

I have a runny nose—is it COVID-19?

In this article, we’ll discuss the key clinical features of COVID-19. By the end of this step, you should have updated your knowledge on the key signs of COVID-19 and …