European and Global Responses to Covid-19
European and Eurasian Studies Series
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School of Public Health, University of Louvain, Belgium
Europe's public health response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been criticized as slow and ineffective. Much of the developing world is awaiting the start of vaccination campaigns. Public authorities from the UN-WHO to the EU, national governments, regions and municipalities are struggling to cope with the pandemic. DEBARATI GUHA-SAPIR
Debarati Guha-Sapir is the Director of the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters and a Professor at the University of Louvain School of Public Health, in Brussels and Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Belgium. She founded EMDAT - international reference database on natural disasters. Trained at Calcutta University, Johns Hopkins University and University of Louvain, she has a PhD in epidemiology.
She is involved in field research and training in humanitarian aid issues, working closely with the World Health Organization, UNHCR, UNDP and European Commission in various regions of the world, including China, Sudan, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Great Lakes, Somalia and Central America. Her research is focused on human impact of disasters and conflicts using Epidemiological methods. She is now researching global trends and patterns of human impact of disasters using several multidisciplinary datasets. Another area of her research is cause of mortality from crises events - a central theme for progress in the Sustainable Development Goals. Debarati collaborates with diverse researchers all over the world and is actively involved in field trials for effective measures of disaster risk reduction