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Low-resourced communities are more adversely affected by diseases as they lack access to basic health services, clean water, and sanitation. Alleviating this state requires leaders at all levels to responsibly prioritize preparedness for the entire society by involving and protecting everyone. The report highlights 7 urgent actions that governments and other organizations can take to respond to health emergencies: (i) governments must invest and commit to increasing preparedness (ii) countries and regional organizations need to lead by example (iii) countries must build strong health systems (iv) countries, donors and multilateral institutions need to anticipate and plan for emergencies (v) financial institutions need to link preparedness with financial risk planning (vi) development assistance funders need to work towards creating incentives and increase funding for preparedness (vii) the UN must strengthen coordination mechanisms.
This report can be a useful reference for policymakers and program implementers at the national and state levels.