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A Comparative Study of Challenges and Strategic Management: Lessons Learned from SARS, MERS, HIV & Ebola Outbreaks

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.5-10-2020.166544,
        author={Sweta Saraff and Rishipal Rishipal and Camelia Bhattacharyya and Debangana Brahma and Sagnik Nag},
        title={A Comparative Study of Challenges and Strategic Management: Lessons Learned from SARS, MERS, HIV \& Ebola Outbreaks},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities: Online First},
        volume={},
        number={},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={SC},
        year={2020},
        month={10},
        keywords={Virus, COVID19, Strategic Management, Public Health, Epidemics},
        doi={10.4108/eai.5-10-2020.166544}
    }
    
  • Sweta Saraff
    Rishipal Rishipal
    Camelia Bhattacharyya
    Debangana Brahma
    Sagnik Nag
    Year: 2020
    A Comparative Study of Challenges and Strategic Management: Lessons Learned from SARS, MERS, HIV & Ebola Outbreaks
    SC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-10-2020.166544
Sweta Saraff1,*, Rishipal Rishipal2, Camelia Bhattacharyya3, Debangana Brahma3, Sagnik Nag3
  • 1: Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University, Kolkata, India
  • 2: Skill Faculty of Applied Sciences and Humanities, Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, Haryana, India
  • 3: Amity Institute of Biotechnology Kolkata, Amity University Kolkata
*Contact email: ssaraff306@gmail.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The challenges related to several viral outbreaks spanning over the centuries have exceeded human resources and capacities of the health departments to deal with the consequent adversities. Each epidemic or pandemic faced has brought out the inequalities and gaps in our systems and infrastructure. OBJECTIVES: The focus of the current paper is to do a comparative study of complex challenges faced and strategies adopted by governments during the SARS, MERS, HIV, and Ebola outbreaks. METHODS: To achieve the objective, a comprehensive summary of the challenges that the world has faced, and lessons learned from the strategic management of these viral outbreaks were analysed. CONCLUSION: An inclusive approach for the development of a multi-pronged strategic framework to benefit the concerned or affected stakeholders is discussed. These actions can guide health care workers and individuals to be aware of health hazards and complexities.