The outbreak of the Wuhan CoronaVirus * officially designated COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO), was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, Peoples Republic of China. The ensuing outbreak has now spread globally with alarming speed.
Officially designated (belatedly) by WHO as a global pandemic, the Public Health Policy and social responses and outcomes are of much concern to all of us globally, especially to countries with less developed healthcare infrastructure, that lack the necessary resources and the capacity to fight this infectious disease caused by a new virus.
COVID-19 Task Force
If you are a duly elected Representative, Parliamentarian, Government official or in a leadership position at any of the Ministries / Departments of Health (especially from any of the countries mentioned below) OR are a Medical professional with domain expertise of infectious diseases or epidemiology (from any region globally) that would like to champion or recommend Public Health Policies and would like to bring your valuable knowledge to our – COVID-19 Task Force, please contact us at: [email protected]
Our objective is to play our small part in bringing about positive Public Health and Economic Policy outcomes as soon as possible for all people and societies.
Our goal is to be supportive to Policy stakeholders so that we can help contribute positively in the realm of Policy outcomes for Public Health.
Our implementation strategy is to provide local champions with diverse Public Health Policy informational resources and pose Policy questions to help them enhance their own internal Policy making Discussions and thereby consider Public Health Policy responses for their societies and countries that they may not have been ordinarily considered.
APPEAL: If you have the biological, epidemiological, medical domain expertise (peer reviewed) that you would like to share, please contact us at: [email protected]
NOTE: We do not have a domain expertise in Public Health Policies, however in the face of a global pandemic, we are duty bound as good global citizens to do whatever we can to minimize the impacts of this infectious disease outbreak and prevent further collateral damage.
COVID-19 – GLOBAL HEALTH INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES
As information is a critical element in helping stop spread this infectious disease, enclosed are some important informational resources for your reading considerations and references.
COVID-19 – REGIONAL HEALTH INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES (within the geography of South East Asia and its regions)
Afghanistan – Ministry of Public Health
Bangladesh – Director General of Health Services
Bangladesh – Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National to Bangladesh
Bhutan – Ministry of Health
Brunei – Ministry of Health
Cambodia – Ministry of Health
Hong Kong – COVID-19 Thematic Website
Indonesia – Ministry of Health
Laos – Ministry of Health
Maldives – Ministry of Health
Malaysia – Ministry of Health
Myanmar (Burma) – Ministry of Health & Sports
Nepal – Ministry of Health & Population
Philippines – Department of Health
Singapore – Ministry of Health
Taiwan – Taiwan Center for Disease Control
Thailand – Department of Disease Control
Vietnam – Ministry of Health
* The term “Wuhan CoronaVirus” was a part of the daily lexicon in Asia as first messaged by the many brave doctors, journalists and net citizens who sounded the alarm and reported about this deadly infectious disease and the subsequent outbreak from Wuhan, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China as the tragic events that unfolded in Dec 2019 – Jan 2020.
Recognizing the origins of this CoronaVirus from Wuhan is expository, where many innocent lives were lost, the continued lack of transparency on data, the very significant lapses of Public Health Policy responses and the lack of initial containment have now contributed to an ever increasing number of fatalities across the globe, the significant economic costs notwithstanding.
These facts form a critical lesson for transparency, data sharing and vigilance for all global Public Health Policy discussions and the Policy responses necessary to bring positive global health and economic outcomes as soon as possible for all people and societies. We all have Policy lessons to learn from Wuhan and stop the spread of the Wuhan CoronaVirus / COVID-19.
Public Health Policy & Economic Impact Discussions
The Wuhan CoronaVirus / COVID-19 outbreak will significantly impact the Public Health and the economic well being of people, communities and countries globally.
The longer term effects will be the subject of much debate and academic studies, however immediate governmental actions, societal acceptance and Policy responses will likely have a disproportionate impact as compared to any other time in the last 100 years.
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