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The impact of COVID-19 on health and health systems

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how vulnerabilities in health systems can have profound implications for health, economic progress, trust in governments, and social cohesion.

Containing and mitigating the spread and infection rate of the virus continue to be essential. But so is strengthening the capacity of health systems to respond swiftly and effectively. This includes administering COVID-19 vaccines. After lightening speed development and testing, vaccine campaigns are rolling out in many countries. But questions about production, delivery and equitable access remain, not least for low and middle-income countries.

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This page features the latest OECD work on the impact of COVID-19 on health and health systems, along with OECD recommendations and policy advice on how to boost health systems’ resilience.

High Level Meeting on Safe International Travel

High Level Meeting on Safe International Travel

7-8 July 2022, Ibiza, Spain

The High-Level Meeting on Safe International Travel proposes to bring together ministers, deputy ministers, and high level authorities mainly responsible for the sectors of health, tourism, and foreign affairs, to discuss measures and build consensus to accelerate return to safe international mobility, while protecting the safety of travel.

By invitation only.

For further information, please contact safeinternationaltravel2022@oecd.org.

POLICY BRIEFS 


All OECD COVID-19 Policy Briefs are available at http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/#policy-responses.

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KEY DATA

Note: All-cause mortality data cover up to week 27-2021 for Canada, week 35-2021 for Colombia, and week 47-2021 for Italy and Australia. 
Information on data for Israel.

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