Guest edited by:
- Dr. Hao Li, Global Health Institute, Wuhan University, China
- Dr. Xinguang Chen, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida, United States
- Dr.Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III, Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
- Dr. Abu S. Abdullah, Global Health Research Center, Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China
In December 2019, the first patient infected with coronavirus (2019-nCoV, or COVID-19, or SARS-COV-2) was identified in Wuhan, China. The outbreak developed from a localized epidemic to a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) as declared by the World Health Organization and has generated an extensive impact on the world. It is a typical emerging infectious disease that has been found to have a long incubation period and which can be transmitted via droplets, or person-to-person contact, etc. To generate policy recommendations and provide input for different countries to put in place a comprehensive governance framework on the outbreak so as to undertake effective measures, the Global Health Research and Policy (GHRP), through a thematic series, publishes recent progress and findings about the epidemic with the following themes:
- Relevant estimation and evaluation models, such as outbreak simulations, disease burden, socioeconomic burden, etc.
- Governance system research, such as multilateral collaboration mechanisms among public and private players.
- Health system strengthening, such as the development of an emergency response system, financing, assistance, etc.
- Surveillance, public reporting and formulation of relevant laws and regulations
- Comparative study between COVID-19 and SARS, Ebola, MERS, etc. focusing on the prevention and control so as to generate governance policy recommendations
- Relevant guidelines at the hospital, community and individual levels
- Comprehensive summary of each country’s actions and experience in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and their implications to other countries
- Understanding of the impact of the outbreak in China, the globe, and other countries
- Other relevant clinical and laboratory research which can generate policy implications
This series was published in Global Health Research and Policy.