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OPEN CALL TO SUPPORT THE START NETWORK’S EXPERT ADVISORY GROUP ON DISEASE OUTBREAKS

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Start Network has launched a new COVID-19 fund to anticipate and respond to critical virus-related humanitarian needs in low-income countries. The fund has been kickstarted with a donation of €1.5M from the IKEA Foundation and other donors are being sought.

 

JOIN OUR COVID-19 EXPERT GROUP

The Forecast-based Warning, Analysis and Response Network (FOREWARN) is a multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder community that brings together forecasting information providers, experts across a range of fields and experienced humanitarians to provide advice in support of operationally-sound decision making regarding how the funding could be put to greatest use. 

Hazard-specific experts can support humanitarian responses by joining one of our thematic sub-groups. We are urgently seeking experts in disease, epidemiology and public health to support the Start Fund COVID-19 decision making process.

 

WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?

Anyone with senior level experience in disease outbreaks including epidemiologists, public health and humanitarian experts with a focus on disease.

 

WHAT IS THE COMMITTMENT?

The first round of decision making will take place between 6-10 April 2020, but is likely to continue. For more info, please contact Megan Lilley at megan.lilley@startprogrammes.org

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