At the beginning of 2020, many of us watched the news of Covid-19 unfold as the Chinese Government imposed a lockdown in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province. On 11 March 2020, concerned by the alarming levels of spread and the severity of the illness, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 a global pandemic.
Nearly a year later, whilst great progress has been made, the pandemic continues to affect the health systems and lives of people across the globe. Health Systems Global is inviting members to contribute to a blog series to reflect on the past year of the Covid-19 pandemic:
- What has been the impact of Covid-19 on your local and regional health systems?
- Has health systems research contributed to the response where you live and work? If so, in what ways? What has been learnt?
- What must be done to strengthen health systems in the response to and recovery from Covid-19?
- What are the key learnings, issues and actions that need to be addressed – including by health systems research – to (re)build health systems fit for future pandemics and other emerging challenges?
How to submit
Please ensure you follow the guidelines below for your blog post:
- Word count: 400-800 words.
- Use a catchy title for your blog (no more than 70 characters).
- Organize your content around sub-headings (again no more than 70 characters) to make content easier to understand and more scannable on small screens (i.e. smart phones).
- Use relevant image(s) – you can use your own photos/images, or source images, but these must have a Creative Commons License or clear permission to use (from the author/owner).
- Hyperlink resources, organizations, individuals, groups etc. where appropriate.
- Provide alternative views and perspectives to the main topic to engage the reader.
All blog posts are subject to editing to ensure that the content and style is accessible and engaging for a broad readership.
Deadline for submissions: 01 March 2021
Please send submissions to: HSGCommunicationsTeam@ids.ac.uk
* While we welcome contributions, we reserve the right not to publish submissions. We will of course advise if this is not possible.