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Canada's Preparation for and Response to COVID-19

Canada's Preparation for and Response to COVID-19

Kumanan Wilson

A project to evaluate Canada’s preparedness and response to the COVID-19 virus. In particular, Dr. Wilson wants to know how well Canada has complied with the International Health Regulations. These Regulations represent an agreement between 196 countries to work together on global health security. The regulations were developed based on the European response to cholera in the 19th century, but were expanded and updated in 2005 in response to SARS. The signatories have agreed to build their capacity to detect, assess, and report on public health events.


Recent Publications

Applying Lessons from the Past in Haiti: Cholera, Scientific Knowledge, and the Longest-Standing Principle of International Health Law
Adam R. Houston. Infectious Diseases in the New Millennium – Legal and Ethical Challenges. 2020. (OPEN ACCESS)

Diets, Diseases, and Discourse: Lessons from COVID-19 for Trade in Wildlife, Public Health, and Food Systems Reform
Angela Lee & Adam Houston. Food Ethics. 2020. (OPEN ACCESS)

Governing COVID-19 without government in Brazil: Ignorance, neoliberal authoritarianism, and the collapse of public health leadership
Francisco Ortega & Michael Orsini. Global Public Health. 2020. (OPEN ACCESS)

The International Health Regulations (2005), the threat of populism and the COVID-19 pandemic
Kumanan Wilson (co-author). Global Health. 2020. (OPEN ACCESS)

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and the International Health Regulations (2005)
Barbara von Tigerstrom & Kumanan Wilson. BMJ Glob Health. 2020. (OPEN ACCESS)

Lessons from the Interagency Emergency Health Kit for access to essential medicines in Canada
Adam Houston & Jason Nickerson. Journal of International Humanitarian Action. 2019. (OPEN ACCESS)

Access to medicines for improving access to safe anesthetic care
Jason Nickerson & Edson Chikumba. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2018. (OPEN ACCESS)

An analysis of substandard propofol detected in use in Zambian anesthesia
Jason Nickerson (co-author). Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2017. (OPEN ACCESS)


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