INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE What is Emergency Health Foresight and what are we at risk of un-learning as the world returns to ‘normal’? Prof Tolu Oni on what in Urban Health has been revealed by the crisis
INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE The science we need for good public policy is by necessity a transdisciplinary science. In countries such as Germany, natural scientists were joined from the outset in dealing with the pandemic by experts from social sciences and even normative disciplines like philosophical ethics. This transparent inclusivity of a range of perspectives was not, however, universal.
Koi Tū SPECIAL REPORTS Two reports on how New Zealand and the world can emerge from the COVID pandemic with a fairer, happier and more resilient society. These papers are instructive for all countries as they turn to face what the future could look like.
INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE The long-term consequences of these different approaches to the provision of science inputs will not be known for some time. But the variability itself compels a focus on the interface between evidence and political decisions in a way that is only possible given this unique situation.
INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE As the world is literally on a standstill due to COVID-19, vulnerable groups like urban IDPs are more weakened and more prone to experiencing injustice and inequalities. They often have limited or even non-existent access to basic services excluding them from most forms of aid and assistance.
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