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Strengthening National Health Systems' Capacity to Respond to Future Pandemics

The need for countries like Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to be adequately prepared to respond quickly and effectively to future pandemics is more important than ever, as factors such as urbanization, global travel, trans-border trade and changes to the environment and food systems increase. Countries can face catastrophic consequences to populations and economies if their governments are not able to stop the rapid spread of infectious diseases. This project includes the development of an issue brief that identifies and defines the breadth of challenges associated with pandemic management, and present available health systems evidence that can help strengthen national responses. A stakeholder dialogue uses this issue brief as the basis for deliberations regarding the resources and information required to fuel coordinated and collaborative efforts to respond effectively and efficiently to pandemics.
Stakeholder dialogue summary:
Video interviews: