The main focus of this brief is on the policies aimed at providing effective care and managing the pressure on health systems. Four key measures health systems are putting in place in response to the epidemic are considered:
1) ensuring access of the vulnerable to diagnostics and treatment;
2) strengthening and optimising health system capacity to respond to the rapid increase in caseloads;
3) how to leverage digital solutions and data to improve surveillance and care; and
4) how to improve R&D for accelerated development of diagnostics, treatments and vaccines.