From the Introduction: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has led to disruptions in essential health services in countries around the world with discontinuation occurring on both the demand and supply side. Factors include cancelation of elective and preventive procedures, personnel and supply shortages, and reductions in care-seeking driven by fear of contagion and pandemic-related movement restrictions. This paper reviews the impact of COVID-19 on essential health services and health systems, including on human resources for health, and recommends strategies for improving continuity of care during health emergencies."
Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, Background paper 8
Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
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