We are witnessing unprecedented times in the age of COVID-19 and its emerging worldwide impact. In addition to the acute challenges health systems are now facing, the ‘secondary’ impact of the crisis on cancer and other non-communicable diseases has the potential to result in an even greater loss of life over the longer term. The COVID-19 and Cancer Global Modelling Consortium is a coordinated effort by the modelling community to support decision-making in cancer control both during and after the COVID-19 crisis. Our aim is to help configure modelling platforms and teams that can provide more informed advice to our governments, particularly those in low- and middle-income countries as they rise to this overwhelming health systems challenge. Our focus on the longer-term, as well as the shorter-term impact, recognises that recovery strategies will be required as countries move beyond the acute phase of the crisis.
We hope to connect teams who are already working on the COVID-19 infectious disease dynamics in various countries, with a collaborative effort to develop a global platform for cancer control.
The concept note for the Consortium is available here. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the coordinating team at email@example.com .
Expressions of Interest
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