Ten Decisive Scenes in the COVID-19 Response

Event: Health System Response to COVID-19: Lessons from the Republic of Korea

Ten Decisive Scenes in the COVID-19 Response

20 April 2020
Author / Speaker: 
Seung-sik Hwang, School of Public Health, Seoul National University
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Two months after the first COVID-19 confirmed case, the Republic of Korea has been commended for its efforts to contain the outbreak. Although the response was not without flaws, their experience is distinct in several respects: (i) early and speedy response, (ii) transparency, and (iii) public-private partnership. This presentation examines ten decisive scenes, which examine the trajectory of the Republic of Korea's national response against the spread of COVID-19.  

The presentation also tackles strategies for infection prevention and control that have been implemented within their borders.

Note: Seung Il Cho and Kunhee Park presented on behalf of Dr. Seung-sik Hwang.

Geographical Focus: 
Korea, Republic of
Type of Content: 
Learning Event


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