in: Journal of Global Health 11
The global pandemic of coronavirus should be a clarion call to revamp global and national health institutions and their approaches. This new virus exhibits high transmissibility and with no medical countermeasures poses a risk to health systems worldwide. A few months prior to this pandemic, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) warned that ‘there is a very real threat of a rapidly moving, highly lethal pandemic of a respiratory pathogen killing 50 to 80 million people and affecting nearly 5% of the world's economy. Unfortunately, the world did not expect that this would strike soon.