November 29, 2021 to December 3, 2021
Virtual and IBS Science Culture Center, Daejeon, South Korea
Asia/Seoul timezone

How WHO helps to fight the COVID pandemic with data

contribution ID 783
Nov 29, 2021, 3:20 PM
Auditorium (Virtual and IBS Science Culture Center, Daejeon, South Korea)


Virtual and IBS Science Culture Center, Daejeon, South Korea

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Julia Fitzner


The World Health Organization has been and is monitoring the development of the pandemic through the regular collection of disease and laboratory data from all member states. Data is collected on the number of cases and death, the age distribution, infections in health care workers, but also on what public health measures are taken and where how many people are vaccinated. This data allows that interventions can be targeted and countermeasures taken. While data is available there have been many challenges to report and clean the data and to do analysis in a timely manner. WHO is collaborating with different groups to enhance the analysis and is looking further to bring more advanced analytic methods forward for the future. Working multidisciplinary will help us understand the pandemic better, which will enable better decisions to be taken to respond.

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