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Input From Local Communities Critical To Developing Effective Disease Prevention, Control Strategies

Global Health Governance Blog: Global Health Governance: The Role of Feedback
Sara Gorman, an MPH candidate at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, discusses the importance of feedback from local populations in strengthening global and local health systems to prepare for future disease outbreaks. “…It is critical to include considerations of local culture, geography, sociology, and economics in the implementation of treatments in the developing world, but these considerations often do not lend themselves to the traditional research designs like the randomized controlled trial…” (4/21).