Improved preparedness for the next health crises – lessons learned at KI during the COVID-19 pandemic
Following a request from KI's President, the Centre for Health Crises has produced the report Improved preparedness for the next health crises – lessons learned at KI during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report outlines the changes that were made and the lessons learned from the work KI did during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now available to read online in its entirety.
The focus of the report is on changes made to KIs operations, especially research, in relation to a coming and ongoing health crises. The work that is described in the report is complementary and in addition to the work done by the official crisis preparedness. The report is based on interviews and survey responses from members of the various expert/preparedness- and resources groups that were put together at KI in connection to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other, previously conducted reports and compilations of changes made within the organisation.
The intention has not been to conduct a historical review of everything that was done, but rather to emphasise important lessons and suggestions for changes. The aim is that KI, thanks to this review and reflection around changes and lessons learned, will be better prepared for future health crises, both to deliver research and education, but also to support the surrounding society.
The report is officially registered at KI with the number 1-158/2023.