It is likely that the next pandemic will come within a decade; therefore, pandemic preparedness is of vital importance. This rapid literature review aims to provide initial insights into emerging lessons on pandemic preparedness in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. It pays special attention to research generated by the Covid Collective research partners, contextualising it within the perspectives and lessons from the broader literature and debates on preparedness.
The report especially considers evidence which indicates how future approaches to pandemic preparedness (based on what we have learned from our research) can really serve the interests of those in different societies who experience the greatest levels of vulnerability, exclusion, and marginalisation.
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Hrynick, T. and Grant, C. (2023) Pandemic Preparedness, Covid Collective Phase 2 Helpdesk Report No. 3, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/CC.2023.003