Systemic conditions of the fight against Covid-19 in Poland and Europe

07-th of May 2020  The academic staff of the Institute of Public Health of the Jagiellonian University Medical College from the Department of Health Policy and Management, the Department of Health Economics and Social Security, as well as the Chair of Epidemiology and Population Studies have been invited to cooperate with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Euro WHO, in framework of the Health System Response Monitor initiative. The goal of this initiative is to provide the professional knowledge on activities undertaken in European health systems in order to fight against Covid 19, using a dedicated website. The leaders of the Polish team are Prof. Iwona Kowalska-Bobko and Prof. Christoph Sowada.

The team of experts has prepared an extensive material, based on the WHO guidelines, which is updated once a week. It describes the reaction of public authorities in Poland to the coronavirus pandemic. It can be used, among others, as a source of knowledge about the tests performed, rules of organization and availability of services in infectious diseases hospitals, financing of services, provision of personal protection materials and generally – the current reactions of authorities to the pandemic crisis.

The Health System Response Monitor website is a joint enterprise of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Commission and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. The link to this material: