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5 Key Insights from Tackling COVID-19 in Cameroon


As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, Cameroon has been afflicted with one of the highest numbers of confirmed cases in sub-Saharan African. The Start Network’s Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF) funded one of the first projects in the country to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and work to complement existing responses.

01Jun20

Blog Post

Three key lessons to improve risk-based decision-making


In 2019, we commissioned our first evaluation of crisis anticipation at the Start Network. We were keen to reflect on our risk-taking, look at which hazards we needed to invest in to improve our skill, and learn how to better measure the quality of anticipation alert notes submitted to the Start Fund. A key element of this was to look back across anticipation alerts and see where our forecasted emergencies had happened as expected and what kind of differences we had seen.

28May20

News Article

Going virtual: 2020 Assembly & 10-year anniversary


Start Network has decided to move it's annual Assembly meeting and 10-year anniversary celebrations to a virtual format.

13May20

Blog Post

COVID-19: What can we learn from previous lessons in responding to disease outbreaks in low-income countries?


Across the world, we have seen a consistent rise of disease outbreaks in the past decade and Start Fund has been instrumental in responding to many of them, including Cholera, Dengue fever, Ebola, and Lassa fever. Using project data from 12 activated Start Fund alerts and post-project learning exchanges from 2018 and 2019, we’ve developed four disease-specific learning papers and seven key lessons for COVID-19.

16Apr20

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