The recent pandemic of COVID19 has affected almost all the countries in the world, and led to a large number of disease and deaths due to corona virus. Mortality due to COVID19 was higher among older age groups and those with comorbidities. Only a few countries were able effectively control the spread of COVID19 pandemic. Kerala, the southern state of India, has successfully addressed the pandemic through a variety of public health and social mobilization measures. Kerala's achievements are built on a strong foundation of the primary health care system, decentralization, involvement of neighborhood groups like Kudumabashree, past experience in dealing with public health crises like a nipah outbreak, a strong political leadership and effective communication..
The aim of this webinar is-
- To look at the situation of COVID19 in India and, in particular, at Kerala.
-Highlight Kerala's achievements-including the flattening the curve of COVID 19 spread.
-How previous experiences related to the outbreak of NIPAH and the Flood situation have become useful in handling COVID19.
-Processes that help the state of Kerala to control the COVID pandemic.
-The challenges related to the control of COVID19 in the context of Kerala.