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The Pandemic EVIDENCE Collaboration project principles and primary aims

Funded by the McCall MacBain Foundation, the collaboration will facilitate a three-year programme of Developing Evidence-Informed Non-Pharmacological Interventions during Public Health Emergencies

Project principles

  • The focus will be on non-pharmacological interventions and their application to improve population health and health service delivery.
  • To establish a global consortium to build human (current & future scientists), system level and organisational capacity for future public health emergencies.
  • Equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in all aspects of the work.
  • Demonstrable conviction and strength in high-quality research and knowledge exchange with academic-societal partnerships to inform research and policy/care decision-making.
  • Maintain a strong position of equipoise and produce generalisable knowledge at a low risk of bias.

Primary aims

  • Generating high-quality evidence (including, but not solely limited to, randomised controlled trials) for NPIs during a global public health emergency.
  • Fostering effective and efficient knowledge exchange during pandemics so scientists and public health officials address the most relevant policy and care questions.
  • Influence policymakers and health system leaders to incorporate the resulting evidence into decision-making.
  • Evaluate the short and long-term consequences of NPI policies on health (e.g., length and quality of life), economic (e.g., income, housing, and food security), psychosocial (e.g., community cohesion) and environmental (i.e., natural and built environment – e.g., biosafety and waste management) wellbeing?

Find more information here: Purpose Rationale Principles – Pandemic EVIDENCE Collaboration (April 12 2024) 

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April 12 2024