Epidemic & Pandemic

Widespread poverty, lack of irrigation, deforestation and COVID-19 restrictions are having a bigger effect than global warming, scientists say.
In a consensus decision aimed at protecting the world from future infectious diseases crises, the World Health Assembly today agreed to kickstart a global process to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.
There have been calls for the world to be better prepared for the next pandemic if and when it comes. Additional financing for preparedness could help expand the support that the World Bank and others provide to countries and regional institutions.
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This paper assesses public trust in COVID-19 prevention and response between January and May 2020 in Bangladesh.
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This report explores the strategies led by government, nongovernmental and civil society organizations to prevent and respond to violence against women and children (‎VAWC)‎ during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact on service demand across Europe.
FAO’s The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2021 report exposes the fragility of our agrifood systems and offers solutions on how to deal with sudden shocks
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This report, featuring brand new research from Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world, sheds light on who has been most impacted by the pandemic and how.
Women, people in urban areas and those on the move have been disproportionately and uniquely affected by the devastating socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This issue of Southasiadisasters.net takes a look at all such diverse themes under the broad umbrella of school safety in India.
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This study identifies 20 key strategies, grouped according to the health systems functions, that have been found as enhancing health systems resilience in the face of COVID-19.