Emergency Response Fund: Rapid Response to COVID-19, and future public health emergencies
The novel coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, has been deemed a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization. The risk to BC remains low at this time, but we must remain vigilant and prepared should the epidemic continue to grow.
Our Emergency Response Fund will provide funding that is flexible, quick, and critical in helping experts at the BC Centre for Disease Control and elsewhere to understand and halt epidemics and address emergencies in real-time.
This fund will enable experts to protect our province by providing funding for initiatives like:
- Research to understand and address the threat as it’s happening, in real-time;
- Equipment and lab technology needed for testing and analyzing samples;
- Additional expert staff to carry out time-sensitive work and projects;
- Logistics, data management, data visualizations, and knowledge translation to ensure that experts across the spectrum can work together seamlessly with the tools they need
And more, as the situation develops.
Donations to the Emergency Response Fund will go towards understanding and preventing the spread of COVID-19 now, and be available for future outbreaks or emergencies. By making a gift to this fund, you’ll be helping to address the most pressing public health needs to keep you and your community safe and healthy now and in the future.
Help us meet the rapidly-evolving needs in this global health emergency today. Your donation to the Emergency Response Fund will assist experts at the BC Centre for Disease Control and elsewhere take action today that will keep us safe tomorrow.