New Digital Platform Tracks Global Measures Addressing COVID-19 Impacts

  • 2020•06•19     Kuala Lumpur

    Responding to the need for comprehensive data on government policies to contain COVID-19 and measures to mitigate related health, social, and economic impacts, the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) has launched the beta version of its Evidence, Policy, and Interventions for COVID-19 Tracker (EPIC Tracker).

    The EPIC Tracker seeks to be an inventory of the public health, economic, social, and community measures taken to respond to COVID-19 across all countries. Unique to the EPIC Tracker, these measures include government policies and public sector interventions that aim to control the spread of COVID-19, as well as measures to mitigate the indirect impacts of pandemic response — impacts which are felt across all levels of society.

    The platform — which will be regularly updated to include new policies, to reflect country responses, and to integrate other sources of data — aims to provide policymakers with a menu of options to inform decision-making within their local contexts.

    UNU-IIGH is currently seeking contributions to the platform. More information regarding the platform and how to contribute can be found on the UNU-IIGH website.