The COVID 19 pandemic, despite being a crisis, provides an incredible opportunity to make the world a better place. Most humanitarian and outbreak responses teach us that:
- To be effective, responses need to be people-centric and localized
- Resources (people, money and materials) may be adequate, but the gaps lie in their flow to places where they are most required
- Information and coordination need special attention, particularly with a very fluid and frequently changing ground scenarios and a plethora of misinformation.
To respond to Covid-19, WE have come together as a Collaborative with expertise in areas of Public Health, Medicine, Engineering, Technology, Sociology, Behavioral Science, Mental Health, Migration, Financing, Humanitarian Emergencies and more.
WE are individuals, organizations and networks representing the public, private, civil society, academic and other sectors.
We believe that only by pooling our expertise and resources, can we respond effectively to COVID19
Purpose, results, principles of the collaborative:
The #COVIDActionCollab (CAC) drives comprehensive and co-ordinated action with people at the very centre of the response, leading to the prevention of new infections and mitigating impacts for those affected.
Results we want to achieve: Prevention of new infections; early diagnosis; facilitation of appropriate care; mitigation of impacts including livelihoods.
S1: Deliver high impact package of services to key communities (2 million), where the collaborative members have a direct presence or reach.
S2: Setup and operate an information exchange and build capacities of key partners and actors.
S3: Solve critical challenges which can have a high impact on response. All 3 strategies are Leveraged through technology, partner presence and reach
How to engage (and benefit) from #COVIDActionCollab
Learn more about #CovidActionCollab here.