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K2P COVID-19 Response


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating countries around the world, locking people inside their homes, bringing economies to a standstill, overloading health systems and crippling their ability to fulfill their functions.  The demand for the right evidence to guide public health and health systems decisions is critical now more than ever, particularly in parts of the world where the cost of ill-informed decisions can have disastrous consequences on health, economies and human life. As such, K2P Center, the go-to knowledge hub to inform decision-making, launched the K2P COVID-19 Series Initiative to provide real-time evidence and bridge the gap between science, policy, and politics. Stay tuned for our daily updates and weekly products to fill a much-needed knowledge gap in how countries can overcome this emerging challenge.​

​​K2P COVID-19 Series Initiative

K2P COVID-19 Series is a collection of evidence-informed documents that aims to inform and provide insights for action to help shape the collective response needed to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak​.​

January 7, 2021

October 8, 2020

September 24, 2020

September 18, 2020

September 14, 2020

September 7, 2020

July 27, 2020

July 1, 2020

June 16, 2020

May 28. 2019

May, 19, 2020

May, 8, 2020

April 27, 2020 

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April 15, 2020

April 8, 2020​​

March 31, 2020

March 21, 2020

March 17, 2020

K2P COVID-19 Webinars​

Based on the main findings of the K2P COVID-19 series product, “Advocating for Alternative Incentives for a Proactive Pharmaceutical R&D System”, the webinar hosted Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, from John Hopkins, and Mr. Patricio Marquez, a former World Bank Group lead health specialist with more than 30 years of experience in pandemic response.​ The webinar was moderated by Dr. Farah Yehia from John Hopkins

The webinar highlighted the different digital health technologies utilized in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, discussed the region’s readiness to harness the rapid adoption of these technologies, addressed concerns related to equity and patient privacy, and discussed key strategies to make the most out of digital health and available resources.

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