Zika: Bridging Gaps between Emergency Response and Health Systems Strengthening
*Recommended Audience: Young Professionals/Graduate Students, Mid-Level Professionals, and Experienced Professionals
The Zika outbreak in Latin America has illustrated the importance of health system preparation, surveillance capacity, and response readiness in the face of new and rapidly spreading epidemics and pandemics. This session will link emergency response concepts with long-term health system strengthening paradigms, utilizing a quality improvement lens. The session will elaborate on how the ASSIST project developed an innovative Zika intervention package and designed a multitude of quality improvement collaboratives in eight countries through partnerships and evidence-based decision-making.
Speakers: Andrew J Gall, University Research Co. LLC; Eric Baranick, University Research Co. LLC