COVID-19 collaborative modelling for policy response in the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam

Hughes, Angus, Ragonnet, Romain, Jayasundara, Pavithra, Ngo, Hoang Anh, de Lara-Tuprio, Elvira, Estuar, Maria Regina Justina, Teng, Timothy Robin, Boon, Law Kian, Peariasamy, Kalaiarasu M., Chong, Zhuo Lin, Ghazali, Izzuna Mudla M., Fox, Greg J., Nguyen, Thu Anh, Le, Linh Vi, Abayawardana, Milinda, Shipman, David, McBryde, Emma S., Meehan, Michael T., Caldwell, Jamie M., and Trauer, James M. (2022) COVID-19 collaborative modelling for policy response in the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam. The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, 29. 100563.

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[Extract] Introduction Mathematical models that capture COVID-19 dynamics have supported public health responses and policy development since the beginning of the pandemic,1, 2 yet there is limited discourse to describe features of an optimal modelling platform to support policy decisions or how modellers and policy makers have engaged with each other. Here, we outline how we used a modelling software platform to support public health decision making for the COVID-19 response in the Western Pacific Region (WPR) countries of the Philippines, Malaysia and Viet Nam. This perspective describes an approach to support evidence-based public health decisions and policy, which may help inform other responses to similar outbreak events. The platform we describe formed the basis for one of the inaugural World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific (WPRO) Innovation Challenge awards, and was backed by collaboration between epidemiological modellers, those providing public health advice, and policy makers.

Item ID: 76592
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2666-6065
Keywords: COVID-19, Modelling, Policy, Western Pacific
Copyright Information: © 2022 Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY IGO license ( licenses/by/3.0/igo/).
Date Deposited: 12 May 2023 01:25
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4202 Epidemiology > 420205 Epidemiological modelling @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200404 Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response) @ 100%
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