Evaluation of the Covid-19 response in Kristiansand

The COVID-19 response in the city of Kristiansand and the Hospital of Southern Norway will be evaluated. Centre for Integrated Emergency Management and the consulting firm Stepchange will perform the evaluation.

Evaluation of the Covid-19 response in Kristiansand
The Systemic Pandemic Risk Management project will look at how we can improve the handling of pandemics such as COVID-19. (Photo: The Hospital of Southern Norway)

The COVID-19 response in the city of Kristiansand and the Hospital of Southern Norway will be evaluated. Centre for Integrated Emergency Management and the consulting firm Stepchange will perform the evaluation.

The Research Council has allocated NOK 7.6 million to the Systemic Pandemic Risk Management (SPRM) project through a programme for industry-oriented research on health innovation in relation to COVID-19. The project has a total budget of NOK 12 million.

“This is very good, and we are pleased with the allocation. Our main concern is how we can handle pandemics like COVID-19 better, from a systemic point of view, and what we can learn from what we see”, says Executive Research Advisor Jose J. Gonzalez in the strategic consulting firm Stepchange.

Gonzales is also professor emeritus at the University of Agder (UiA).

In addition to the Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM) and UiA, the partners in the project are Kristiansand municipality, the Hospital of Southern Norway, the Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine (CRIMEDIM) at the University of Piemonte Orientale in Italy, and the Center for Disaster Medicine and Traumatology (KMC) in Sweden. 

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