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COVID-19: Essential Health Services in Zambia

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Emerging Infections

COVID-19: Essential Health Services in Zambia

 

 Objectives

To evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on essential infectious disease, maternal and child health services in Zambia.

 

Rationale

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health goes far beyond the direct effects of the virus. It also affects people's ability to get basic health services including diagnostic tests, vaccines, chronic medications, and emergency services. Better understanding the magnitude of this problem is the first step to mitigating these impacts during this current pandemic. The lessons we learn from this current crisis will also help us prepare for future disasters and climate change over the coming decades.

 

Project dates

April 2020 - June 2021

 

Stage of work

We have established partnerships at the University Teaching Hospital in Zambia and have set up a data collection system and hope to have some preliminary results soon. 

 

People

Primary Contact:  Joelle Rosser

Stanford

Joelle Rosser, Infectious Disease Fellow

University Teaching Hospital, Zambia

Duncan Chanda, Infectious Disease Physician and HIV Clinic Director

Christabel Phiri, Physician Intern

 

Funding

N/A