This snapshot examines the situation faced by small countries in the WHO European Region regarding their COVID-19 vaccination strategies in terms of supply, procurement, distribution, administration and vaccination uptake and coverage as well as related challenges.Read more “How has the COVID-19 vaccination been rolled-out in small countries within the European Region?”
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries across the WHO European Region have implemented public health and social measures (PHSM) in efforts to reduce viral transmission and the subsequent burden affecting the health care systems.Read more “How have mask policies varied across countries in response to COVID-19?”
How have additional government measures differed in response to the recent emergence of variants of concern?
Since the beginning of 2021, reports of the spread of genetic variants of the COVID-19 virus have increasingly shaped the evolution of the pandemic and countries’ response strategies across the WHO European Region.Read more “How have additional government measures differed in response to the recent emergence of variants of concern?”
How are countries working to ensure vaccines are administered quickly with minimal waste and maximal utilization?
This snapshot looks at the policies that countries are adopting to ensure minimal waste and maximal utilization of Covid-19 vaccines, while also meeting the objectives of a quick rollout.Read more “How are countries working to ensure vaccines are administered quickly with minimal waste and maximal utilization?”
With COVID-19 vaccination campaigns largely underway across Europe and the supply of vaccines expected to drastically increase in the second quarter, health systems across Europe are now looking at working as quickly as they can to get available doses into arms.Read more “Who is tasked with administering COVID-19 vaccines in Europe?”
Which strategies are countries using for mass gatherings and community events and how have they changed throughout the pandemic?
Mass gatherings or community events are hotspots of infectious disease diffusion and can lead to a surge of cases.Read more “Which strategies are countries using for mass gatherings and community events and how have they changed throughout the pandemic?”
How does the Covid-19 economic crisis affect health financing and what are the implications for future health budgets?
The Covid-19 pandemic evolved rapidly from a health crisis into an economic crisis in most countries around the world.Read more “How does the Covid-19 economic crisis affect health financing and what are the implications for future health budgets?”
While the initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic was focused on preventing and mitigating a public health crisis, it has rapidly spiraled in many countries into a full blown economic and public finance crisis.Read more “How to respond to the COVID-19 economic and health financing crisis?”
From the early days of the pandemic policy analysts have been trying to understand what constitutes a resilient health systems response.Read more “COVID-19 and health systems resilience: lessons going forwards”
COVID-19 has posed huge challenges for Europe’s health systems but also for European solidarity.Read more “Lessons from the first wave: the COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor (HSRM)”