Ella Castanier Writes about the Policies to Combat Future Pandemics that GU Professors Recommend for The Hoya

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Ella Castanier (COL’24), History Major and Medical Humanities Minor, presents the recommendations for pandemic preparedness provided by Georgetown professors at the Center for Global Health Science and Security Alexandra Phelan and Rebecca Katz in “Governance Preparedness: Initial Lessons from COVID-19”. This document supplements a Sept. 14 report from the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, an independent board of scholars and medical experts that monitors and advocates global readiness for global health emergencies. “These suggestions range from increasing funding for the World Health Organization to reestablishing norms of international cooperation surrounding vaccines, medical supplies and access to public health resources. Phelan and Katz suggested prioritizing a coordinated international response”, writes Castanier.

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