On December 7 at 9:30, a crucial forum will convene to deliberate on the indispensable role of information in the face of health crises and the preservation of public safety. The event, accessible via Zoom and Facebook Live, underscores the necessity of immediate, accurate, and accessible information in responding to and preparing for health emergencies.
Applying Lessons from the COVID-19 Response
The forum is expected to draw heavily from the public sector's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Seven significant strategies were employed in the public sector's response, including rapid adaptation in crisis situations, the implementation of innovative solutions across sectors, advocating for transparent governance, and enforcing digital governance safeguards. These approaches will be at the forefront of the discussions, with an emphasis on their applicability in future health crises and in upholding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Initiative
The forum is also set to delve into the 1st WHO Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Initiative Awareness Meeting for the Western Balkans. This initiative aims to bolster a more swift and robust response to crises, incorporating a wide array of emergencies such as natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and conflict situations. The EMT Initiative's primary focus is enhancing the speed and effectiveness of crisis response, a theme that will echo throughout the forum.
Role of Internews_RDC
The role of Internews_RDC, mentioned in relation to the event, will also be explored. While the specific role of Internews_RDC is not explicitly stated, it is likely that they are either an organizer or participant in the forum. A detailed discussion on their involvement and contributions to the forum is anticipated.