Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf I. Success story from New Zealand in eliminating COVID transmission “There are several lessons from New Zealand’s pandemic response. Rapid, science-based risk assessment linked to early, decisive government action was critical. Implementing intervention at various levels (border-control measures, community-transmission control measures, and case based […]Read More Public health stories #5
Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf I. We all know the life isnt going to be the same in the post pandemic world. Architects have already started redesigning how our cities and urban living will look like in the futurehttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-14/10-design-concepts-for-city-living-under-covid-19 II. If you live in the US, here is a […]Read More Public health stories #4
Curated public health stories for the week I. ““I feel like I’m living in at least three realities at the same time,..” Public health and health care experts are experiencing burn out with the pandemic’s end nowhere in sight. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/07/pandemic-experts-are-not-okay/613879/ II. Death reporting in US is complex. COVID-19 has made it even more complex and confusing. […]Read More Public health stories #3
Curated public health reads for the week I. ” If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing. If you stay in this world, you will never learn another one.” – Edward DemingWhen we see data points in the news or elsewhere, we should start by asking questions. With right practice, […]Read More Public health stories #2
Curated public health reads for the week: I. “When public-health programs are successful, they are invisible, and what is invisible is almost always taken for granted.” The New Yorker The Coronavirus and the Gutting of America’s Public-Health System When public-health programs are successful, they are invisible, and what is invisible is almost always taken for […]Read More Public health stories #1
This possibly could be the most popular question asked to me both at work and by my friends. Being a visual person and an animation aficionado, I totally love these video series that explain what is public health informatics from 3 perspectives: 1)the practitioner, 2)program manager and 3) senior leader https://phii.org/academy/informaticsforeveryoneRead More What is public health informatics?
John Hopkins Global Health Now has compiled a great list of global health stories from 2015. http://www.globalhealthnow.org/news/special-500th-issue From a personal vantage, it was amazing, but also challenging to be part of the Ebola outbreak response. Top 3 lessons learnt: Actionable data is key for efficient decision making Technology helps, but people matter more Disasters truly are […]Read More Top global health stories of 2015