An interesting article was published in the Harvard Business Review about the global preparedness against future pandemics. Although quite alarming, the article suggests four lines of actions, amoung which strenghtening the local health systems in developing countries:
" International actors are essential but cannot parachute into countries and navigate local dynamics quickly enough to contain outbreaks. In Guinea it took months to establish the ground game needed to stop the pandemic, with Ebola continuing to spread in the meantime. We need to help developing countries establish health systems that can provide routine care and, when needed, coordinate with international responders to contain new outbreaks."
This is exactly what the SmartPPE project is about: providing local healthcare workers with appropriate equipment to fight such threats.
Published on: 2017.04.12