About COVID-19

All the latest information about the new Corona virus

Responding to Covid 19 and other emergent diseases require a concerted approach. Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations https://www.who.int/ihr/publications/9789241580496/en/ is the way forward. In 2017, the Malaria Elimination Initiative at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Global Health Group and Health Management Support Team were commissioned by ADB and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to lead a study* for the creation of a health security fund for the Asia Pacific Region.  “Considerations for a Regional Health Security Fund for the Asia Pacific Region”. This report was written by Roberto Garcia Saez and Corinne Eisma with input from Jim Tulloch and Rima Shretta.

*The study report is attached

An interview of Roberto Garcia Saez in the Journal du Development on Covid 19:
Covid : « Il faut renforcer les systèmes de santé » : https://www.lejournaldudeveloppement.com/covid-il-faut-renforcer-les-systemes-de-sante/#morei

The COVID-19 pandemic is imposing itself as the greatest crisis since the Great Depression. It is affecting – and revealing structural socio-economic weaknesses in – all regions of the world.  A perspective from Michel Lavollay, MD, Founder, PPP Europe: “Can We Leapfrog Once Again With Smart Solutions and Cross-Sector Partnerships?”. GBC Health