Mongolia Red Cross Society, influenza preparedness planning and the response to COVID-19: the case for investing in epidemic preparedness

Authors

  • Lisa Natoli Australian Red Cross, Melbourne, Australia
  • Narangoo Gaysuren Mongolian Red Cross Society, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Densmaa Odkhuu Mongolian Red Cross Society, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Veronica Bell Australian Red Cross, Melbourne, Australia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2020.11.2.013

Abstract

Influenza preparedness planning by Mongolia Red Cross Society in 2019 has provided a strong foundation for engagement with COVID-19 preparedness and response. The experience underscores the importance and value of investing in epidemic preparedness, and the importance of doing so well in advance of disease outbreaks.

Author Biographies

Lisa Natoli, Australian Red Cross, Melbourne, Australia

Health Technical Lead

International Programs

Narangoo Gaysuren, Mongolian Red Cross Society, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Health and care program manager

Mongolian Red Cross Society

Densmaa Odkhuu, Mongolian Red Cross Society, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Health and care program officer

Mongolian Red Cross Society

Veronica Bell, Australian Red Cross, Melbourne, Australia

Head of International Technical Services

International Programs

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Published

13-11-2020

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COVID-19: Perspective