A disease affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time. A pandemic covers a wider geographical area than an epidemic. An epidemic is specific to one city, region or country, while a pandemic goes much further than national borders. The social disruption, economic loss, and general hardship caused by a pandemic are higher. sources: GLIDE, Medical News Today
25 Nov 2014, WB
According to Dominic S. Haazen, Lead Health Policy Specialist and TTL of the project: 'In addition to the specific funding to improve Ebola preparedness, the project also addresses a number of the barriers to the effective utilization of health services in the country, including access, availability, acceptability and affordability'...
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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