American University of Beirut

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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.

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