Emergency Response Fund: Rapid Response to COVID-19, and future public health emergencies
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the entire world, and British Columbia has declared a provincial health emergency. We are calling on all British Columbians to help us save lives and prevent the spread of the virus in BC.
Donate to our Emergency Response Fund to support public health experts at the BC Centre for Disease Control to help more people, faster. We urgently need your help in order to protect our population today.
Dr Réka Gustafson, Vice President, Public Health and Wellness, PHSA & Deputy Provincial Health Officer (who oversees the BC Centre for Disease Control) identified two key areas where our public health professionals need your support urgently:
1) Rapid Guideline Development
The situation is rapidly changing, and we need to have additional experts on the ground investigating new information and evidence as it arises, and turning that evidence into guidelines for healthcare professionals and the public. Right now, we need more humans to investigate, evaluate, and develop those guidelines in real time.
2) Research in Real Time
During a pandemic, situations are constantly changing and evolving. Having infectious disease and outbreak experts dedicated to observing and describing what’s happening as it happens is critical to understanding a shifting landscape and to learning from it. We need to learn now, as this unfolds, so we can both react and respond quickly, and be prepared for future emergencies.
We need your help to raise $325,000 for these urgently needed priorities. Donations to the Emergency Response Fund will help understanding and preventing the spread of COVID-19 now, and be available for future outbreaks or emergencies. Your donation to the Emergency Response fund will protect BC’s families and communities right now.
Right now, we need your help to help more people, faster.
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 all safe in a time of crisis.