Epidemics, pandemics and humanitarian challenges: lessons learned from a number of health crises

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For more than 20 years, Groupe URD has been evaluating humanitarian response and crisis management, which almost always has a ‘health’ component. In all of these contexts, from Afghanistan to Colombia, by way of the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean, we have observed how health systems react to crises, whether it be in terms of war and disaster medicine , regular public health systems , or the management of major health crises, such as cholera and Ebola. Our work on collapse scenarios, which recently figured inour review Humanitarian Aid on the Move , shows how seriously we should take such health crises due to the disastrous cross-border, or global impacts that they can have.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to bring together the lessons from our work on major health crises so that they can be shared.

This resource is part of a Collection of similar guidelines entitled "Covid-19 : guidelines supporting healthcare systems". This Collection is part of a series of Collections supporting response to Covid-19. Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.