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Learning from Public Health and Hospital Resilience to the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: a Multiple Case Study

IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development) / CIHR (Canadian Institutes for Health Research)
Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, and Mali
Recife and Manaus (Brazil), Montreal and Laval (Canada), Zhejiang (China), Paris (France), Tokyo (Japan), Bamako (Mali)
Type of Study
Multiple Case Study
Multidisciplinary research approach that will use qualitative data through observations, document analysis, and interviews, as well as quantitative data based on disease surveillance data and other publicly available data.
Key Focus of Study
All prevention efforts currently being implemented for COVID-19 are aimed at reducing the burden on strained health systems and human resources. There has been little research conducted to understand how SARS-CoV-2 has affected healthcare systems and professionals in terms of their work. Finding effective ways to share the knowledge and insight between countries, including lessons learned, is paramount to the international containment and management of the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this project is to compare the pandemic response to COVID-19 in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, and Mali. This comparison will be used to identify strengths and weaknesses in the response, including challenges for health professionals and health systems. We will deliver lessons learned based on a rigorous process and on strong evidence to enable operational-level insight for national and international stakeholders.
Key Stakeholders
National and international stakeholders, Health decision-makers, Researchers and General population
April 2020 to September 2021
Funding Institution(s)
CIHR (Canadian Institutes for Health Research) / French National Research Agency (ANR Flash Covid 2019) / J-RAPID Collaborative Research/Survey Program for Urgent Research on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Date data expected
End of September 2021
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