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Health care systems are at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals are overwhelmed, personal protective equipment is scarce, and governments are mobilising large scale efforts to track and trace infections. See how governments’ responses compare on the key issues of health services, healthcare workers, medical products and medicines, testing and tracing, and research.

Testing and tracing

How governments are identifying and tracing COVID-19 cases

Medical products and medicines

How governments are managing supplies of medical products and medicine

Healthcare workers

How governments are recruiting and supporting healthcare workers

Health services

How governments are adapting healthcare services to handle the pandemic


How governments are supporting the search for a vaccine and treatments for COVID-19

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