Role of primary care in COVID-19
Primary care is an imperative sector of any health system and it plays a major role during a pandemic. In this article, the overall strategies to control the spread of coronavirus and the challenges faced by Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing have been discussed. It concluded that an effective control of the pandemic relied on the concerted effort of the government, the community, and all sectors. By enhancing the communication between primary care clinicians and health authorities, infectious disease outbreaks could be managed in a better way. (Ann Fam Med. Jan-Feb 2021;19(1):48-54. doi: 10.1370/afm.2635.)
Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research, you are welcome to contact our key investigator Prof Samuel WONG of The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK. Prof Wong’s research focuses on mental health and primary care interventions, mindfulness related interventions,multi-morbidity, health services research and men’s health.