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New DRU project on the role of health-related civil protection in coping with the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic started on 1st of June 2020

News from Jun 09, 2020

At the Disaster Research Unit (DRU) at the Freie Universität Berlin, the new project " Health-related civil protection through civil defence and disaster management in pandemic situations using the example of SARS-CoV-2" (BePal) started on the 1st of June 2020 (duration 12 months).

Health-related civil protection plays a key role in managing the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The Public Health Service is supported in this situation by institutions and organisations of civil defence and disaster control (fire brigades, Federal Agency for Technical Relief, rescue services, relief organisations). The aim of the research project is the analysis of the capacities and potentials of civil protection and disaster control organisations in the context of health-related civil protection in the event of a pandemic, using the example of SARS-CoV-2. The BePal project is funded as part of the health research of the BMBF funding call for research on COVID-19 in the wake of the Sars-CoV-2 outbreak (Rapid Response Module) as part of ELSA research.

Read more on the project page.