Coronavirus (871) ECLAC and PAHO: Controlling the pandemic requires convergence and coordination between health, economic, social and productive policies

31 July, 2020

PAHO/WHO Equity, Health and Human Development – Lista Equidad

ECLAC and PAHO: Controlling the pandemic requires convergence and coordination between health, economic, social and productive policies

Authors: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Published online: 30 July 2020

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A new report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reveals that economies of the Region will only be reactivated if the curve of contagion of the COVID-19 pandemic is flattened. The report proposes a three-phase approach that includes the adoption of health, economic, social and productive policies that aim to control and mitigate the effects of the pandemic, reactivation with protection, and rebuilding in a sustainable and inclusive way.

Link to the document: https://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/52535

Additional resources:

Fact Sheet about the report with data

Press release: https://www.paho.org/en/news/30-7-2020-eclac-and-paho-controlling-pandem...

Director Carissa F. Etienne’s remarks - Joint Media Briefing with ECLAC

Recording of the media briefing session: https://youtu.be/-1FxBPtajOI

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