Public Health Emergency
Public Health Emergency – Global Pandemic
In today’s interconnected society, it’s more important than ever to make sure all countries are able to respond to and contain public health threats, (CDC, 2018).
In 2003, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) threatened global health, showing us how easily an outbreak can spread. Recently, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and outbreaks of MERS-CoV have shown that we are only as safe as the most fragile state. All countries have a responsibility to one another to build healthcare systems that are strong and that work to identify and contain public health events before they spread. The Humanity and Health Foundation is working in line with the International Health Regulation (IHR) guidelines and framework to address programs over 400 diseases, health threats, and conditions that are major causes of death, disease, and disability in our target location. Our commitment is to work in collaboration with existing local and state agencies to minimize the impact and spread of public health threats.
Until the capacities to prevent and respond to health threats are strong locally and globally, we all remain vulnerable.
Humanity & Health Foundation Goals
- Prevent avoidable catastrophe through health promotional programs
- Detect threats through health education and data gathering
- Respond, through effective collaboration with local and state agencies and stakeholders