ISGlobal is launching a new series of analytical documents aimed at contributing to the fight against COVID-19 and orienting the strategy for lifting mitigation and confinement measures. The collection will, initially, comprise 17 documents in which 23 experts will endeavour, from the standpoint of research, to identify and respond to some of the major challenges posed by the current crisis. The aim of this collection, coordinated by ISGlobal’s Policy team, is to contribute evidence-based information and the answers to questions about the main topics involved in the management of the COVID-19 crisis. It is possible that further documents will be added depending on the issues and questions that arise as the pandemic continues.
The main focus of the analysis will be on the scientific and epidemiological aspects of the crisis, but considerations related to economic, social, public health and communication aspects will also be included. The final output will make up a guide to the concept of what the authors are calling ‘precision public health’. “To date, the mitigation measures have succeeded in slowing down transmission of the virus and preventing the collapse of our health care system,” says Antoni Plasència, Director of ISGlobal. “As an institute committed to working for the health of all people, ISGlobal’s current mission must be to contribute to ensuring a controlled exit from the containment phase”.
This project is being coordinated by the ISGlobal Policy team. At this time, the authors on the team are as follows: Josep M. Antó, Joan Ballester, Quique Bassat, Elisabeth Cardis, Carlos Chaccour, Carolyn Daher, Carlota Dobaño, Gonzalo Fanjul, Alberto García-Basteiro, Raquel González, Caterina Guinovart, Manolis Kogevinas, Jeffrey Lazarus, Jill Litt, Anna Llupiá, Denise Naniche, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Cristina O’Callaghan, Antoni Plasència, Adelaida Sarukhan, Elisa Sicuri, Jordi Sunyer and Rafa Vilasanjuan.
Read the published documents here:
14. What Role Can Spanish Cooperation Play in the Response to COVID-19 and the Prevention of Future Crises?
15. How Can We Prevent COVID-19 from Exacerbating Other Epidemics in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?