In developing countries, communities and primary care providers—not hospitals—hold the key to successful pandemic response

In developing countries, communities and primary care providers—not hospitals—hold the key to successful pandemic response

In this article originally published by the Brookings Institute, its author Nachiket Mor explains how across the developing world, pandemic policy responses so far have tried to replicate the typical developed country strategy: social distancing coupled with national lockdowns, quarantining suspected cases in centralized locations, and increasing hospital capacity of hospitals by shoring up their intensive care units (ICUs) and increasing the supply of invasive mechanical ventilators. But to help poorer countries deal with the predicted infection rates – even with social distancing – these strategies will have to be supplemented by an entirely different set of measures. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2020/05/14/in-developing-countries-communities-and-primary-care-providers-not-hospitals-hold-the-key-to-successful-pandemic-response/

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