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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to accelerate,
it is outpacing the response of national governments and
overwhelming health systems around the world. Understandably, significant efforts have been
channeled to enhance surge capacity- defined as the ability of a
healthcare facility or system to expand beyond its regular
operations and accommodate a greater number of patients
during a public health emergency. While
such efforts have focused primarily on hospital settings, what
has received less attention is community-based surge capacity
particularly that around 80% of COVID-19 patients are expected
to experience mild illness, meaning they could be
handled in non-hospital settings.
This series answers 3 main questions:
- How can the community-centered care approach suppress COVID-19 pandemic?
- What are the roles of communities in pandemic responses?
- How can the community-centered care approach be operationalized?
To Read: K2P Rapid Response Series: Suppressing COVID-19 Epidemic through Community-Centered Care Approach
This Rapid Response is developed by:
Dr. Fadi El Jardali, Racha Fadlallah, Najla Daher and Mathilda Jabbour.