About this Research Topic
The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially affected global communities and health systems in both high- and low-income countries. Many high-income nations have been experiencing very high population burdens that implies the importance of strengthening responses systems and mobilizing communities in pandemic preparedness and control.
This Research Topic will summarize experience of countries performing very well in managing both the epidemiological transition and the threat of emerging infectious diseases. It offers the ideal opportunity at this critical juncture in the development of global health to identify key lessons for health system strengthening in low- and middle-income countries.
We envisage the Research Topic as a collection of the latest evidence on health sectors and community responses to control the COVID-19 pandemic in low- and middle-income countries, and strategies to strengthen the capacity and efficiency of these systems. This is open to all Research Reports, Reviews, Opinion pieces and an Editorial comment, include but are not limited to the following themes:
• Capacities and Responsiveness of Health Systems and Communities to respond to COVID-19 pandemic;
• Effectiveness of epidemiological, psychosocial and economical interventions to prevent the importation, spreading and relieve the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in LMICs;
• Setting action research agenda for COVID-19 preparedness and responses;
• Epidemiological monitoring, evaluation and surveillance of COVID-19 epidemics;
• Strategic planning and resource mobilization for COVID-19 preparedness and responses in LMICs.
Keywords: COVID-19, health system, community, resource-scare, preparedness, control, pandemic
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