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Covid-19 Talk: 'COVID 2019 - Public Health Perspective and Disaster Response in India' by Sunita Reddy - 30/07/2020

Lecture on 30/07/2020, Thursday 18:00 CET (Paris-Berlin-Rome) - 5:00 p.m. GMT (London)

A first discussion of Covid-19 in India, currently unfortunately a hot spot of the pandemic.

Title: COVID 2019 - Public Health Perspective and Disaster Response in India

Speaker: Sunita Reddy

Abstract: India is a second populous country with limited resources, complex social systems, structural inequalities, diverse multicultural and multi-ethnic society. Given its vast coastline, diverse topography and geographical condition, it faces disasters more frequently. Despite its robust three-tier health care service system and Disaster Management Institutional structures, there are many gaps and challenges to mitigate disasters, especially at the scale of today's pandemic. Further, the crevices in the social structures get more pronounced during disasters. Through this talk, the author will walk through the COVID 2019 disaster response in India and the challenges in mitigating from a public health perspective. Lockdown has given scope to rethink on more sustainable ways of development as it is closely linked with disasters and capture the lessons learnt from past mistakes.

The COVID-19 Epidemiological Modelling Project presents a series of talks on the pandemic. Previous talks can be viewed again on YouTube:

SARA Systems Streaming

This channel is also used for live streaming of the talks, for participants who do not like to take part in the discussion. For participants who like to take part in the discussion this Thursday, use the Zoom URL

Meeting-ID: 843 1697 2876

Overview of all talks can be found at the Mathematical Modelling web pages.

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