Health Emergency Of International Concern Essay

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The earth as a whole is pretty stable; lives on earth remain relatively safe, growing and increasing in population every day. Diseases and sickness comes to play now and then, but, for the most part, affect the poor and undeveloped countries most heavy; developed countries like the U.S.A. have solutions and vaccine for diseases and thus fear of sickness do not arise often. However, when they do, it is can become a pandemic, a massive widespread of hazardous disease that potentially threatens the human population. To prevent epidemics, countries formed the World Health Organization (WHO) to create the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) to help announce an event of an extreme health hazard that spread (or is spreading) internationally and need international coalition to cure or resolve. There are multiple phrases to pandemic before the PHEIC happens. To explore the phases of a pandemic and when a PHEIC occur, I carried out simulation through a game called Pandemic II to evaluate the phases and the reaction of the world and WHO. Before talking about the simulation, there needs to be an understanding of the phases of a pandemic: Interpandemic phase, Alert phases, Pandemic phase, Transition phase. Each phase carries a special role in how the world react to solve a pandemic. The Interpandemic phase is more of a cautionary phase; nothing is happening during this phase and life goes on normally. However, countries should be on the lookout of potential arising

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