Post Covid challenge, securing a sustainable future

Post Covid pandemic we will face a huge challenge of recovery. Many industries have been badly hit financially, many individuals (particularly the young, BAME, GIG economy workers and women) have lost jobs or income. Service models, working practices and population behaviours have changed and will not revert back to pre-pandemic status. There is a real opportunity use the recovery to address the big and difficult challenges of sustainable environmental. Post pandemic recovery is not only economic but needs to address societal issues, systemic inequalities, health inequalities and mental and physical wellbeing as well as the impact of our lives on the planet. A recovery plan needs to look beyond the impacts of the pandemic and recognise the concurrent challenges and changes Specifically for heath preparedness for a possible new pandemic: How do we build a whole system response capability, including healthcare preparation and response at acute care, primary care and public health levels for the next time ? What resources can be exploited at individual, local community, nationally, internationally and commercially? How do we create sprint capacity? How do we ensure the sustainability of what we have? How do we ensure that there is linkage in these ambitions across countries and continents? How do we create dynamic signalling systems and rapid individual behaviour change?

Submitted on behalf of the Greater Lincolnshire UN Association




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