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Health experts highlight the need for more research in pandemic management

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Health experts have highlighted the need for more investment in research and availability of resources for the easy management of any future outbreaks since the pandemics have a potential of destabilizing the country and the region at large.

The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng explained that readily available resources are one of the crucial lessons the country should learn from responding to outbreaks like Ebola because it facilitates quick deployment of health workers especially for surveillance and preparedness to contain the outbreak.

She explained that an outbreak calls for the quick deployment of health workers in the fields as soon as it is declared, adding that based on where the country has come from, the lessons it has learnt and systems built, there is a very big gap in this area.