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Strategic Cooperation and Partnerships Between Australia and South Asia: Economic Development, Trade, and Investment Opportunities Post COVID-19
Global health crisis is defined as a health emergency crisis such as an epidemic or a pandemic occurring across international borders, where transmission takes place simultaneously worldwide, affecting many people such as SARS virus, Ebola, and Coronavirus.
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Australia's Bilateral and Multilateral Health Sector Partnership With South Asian Nations: Opportunities and Challenges
Anita Medhekar (Central Queensland University, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8657-0.ch001
Pandemic-related public health crises are important challenges of the 21st century. The COVID-19 pandemic healthcare crisis has resulted in international border closures; healthcare supply value-chain disruptions; increased infections, deaths, and coronavirus vaccine production and rollout issues; vaccine inequity and gaps between supply and demand for healthcare goods and services. This chapter aims to focus on the opportunities and challenges for bilateral and multilateral partnerships between Australia and the eight South Asian nations post pandemic to establish mutually beneficial bilateral and multilateral collaboration and partnerships for production of vaccine, research, and education into the healthcare sector. Australia can share its health expertise related to digital health, medicare, medical technologies, production of life-saving vaccines, and access to affordable and accredited quality of healthcare for combined 2 billion people living in South Asia and Australia, which is the key to meeting UNSDGs of good health, well-being for all, economic progress, and prosperity of South Asian nations.
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Look-East Act-East Policy: India and South-East Asian Economic Cooperation
Epidemic and a pandemic can be descried as a global health crisis when large number of people die due to human-to-human transmission of a contagious viral disease like Coronavirus- COVID-19. In such a situation, the World Health Organisation declares that countries have to follow health regulations as provided by WHO for the public health safety of the citizens.
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