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Health system analysis to support capacity development to respond to pandemic influenza in Asia

Objective

Operational planning to implement strategic pandemic influenza plans remains a major challenge. This project will help ensure resources are deployed effectively and efficiently in countries in Asia in the event of a pandemic. To date, an important challenge has been that there is no universally accepted, organised method for evaluating preparedness. This research proposal builds upon and extends an innovative pilot research project between collaborators being conducted in Thailand linking coherently quantitative analyses of resource gaps with qualitative assessments of governance constraints given different epidemiological scenarios. The goal of the project is to provide a framework to evaluate health system operational capacity and, in 4 settings (Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan), and systematically determine operational capacity gaps in order support containment and mitigation of pandemic influenza. Operational capacity gaps will be determined under 4 hypothetical pandemic scenarios. Resources available will be determined in order to address containment and mitigation outcomes. Resources will be mapped at 2 levels (the enabling environment and the organisational environment tasked with implementation). Governance arrangements will be evaluated according to the same pandemic influenza scenarios. The same scenarios will be drawn upon in evaluations of each setting to ensure lessons learned are coherent. With ministerial support across sites, the results from this work will inform revisions of strategic and operational pandemic influenza plans, provide a critical resource for the ‘war room’ in the event of a pandemic, and inform decisions about future resource allocation.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/quantitative analysis
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/RNA virus/influenza
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-A
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Funding Scheme

CP-SICA - Collaborative project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries (SICA)

Coordinator

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 225 376
Administrative Contact
Nicola Lord (Ms.)

Participants (6)

HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 98 813
Address
Berliner Tor 5
20099 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nolene Sheppard (Ms.)
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 161 305
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marjon Straver (Ms.)
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH POLICY PROGRAM FOUNDATION
Thailand
EU contribution
€ 489 242
Address
3Rd Floor, Soi Sataranasuk 6 6 3Rd Floor
11000 Nonthaburi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thanyawat Sujayanont (Mr.)
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL
Taiwan
EU contribution
€ 206 013
Address
Linshen South Road 6
100 Taipei
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ying-Hwei Chen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF INDONESIA
Indonesia
EU contribution
€ 245 612
Address
Central Administrative Building
16424 Depok
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Prastuti Suwondo (Ms.)
MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Vietnam
EU contribution
€ 173 636
Address
39 Tran Hung Dao Street
10000 Hanoi
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luong Hoang Van (Mr.)