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Pandemic Preparedness | A Case Study from Liberia

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 12pm to 1pm

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"Pandemic Preparedness in Low-and-Middle-Income Countries:
A Case Study from Liberia"

 

Pesented by:

Faith Cooper, MPA

 

COVID-19 sent a seismic shock through the global community and the continent of Africa was no exception. African countries, especially low to middle income nations were deemed ill-prepared to respond to COVID 19.  According to global Health Science and Practice “The Conundrum of Low COVID-19 Mortality Burden in sub-Saharan Africa: Myth or Reality?” there has been a steady increase in COVID-19 related deaths across Africa since mid-July 2021 but generally, the impact of the pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa remains lower compared to higher income countries, for example, Americas, Europe, and Asia.

 

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At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
a. Describe the successes and challenges with pandemic preparedness and response in low to middle income countries with a particular focus on Liberia
b. Illustrate how lessons learned and strategies from the 2014-2015 Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak response were applied to help contain the spread of COVID-19
c. Understand strategies employed by Liberia   to flatten the curve and reduce community spread
 

 


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