PDPC

Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness Center

Together, we will reduce risks and build resilience through effective disaster prevention, preparedness, and recovery management.

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Mission and vision

Erasmus MC, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam have joined forces in the Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness Center (PDPC).

PDPC aims to prepare society for future pandemics and disasters. We will reduce vulnerabilities and risks and build resilience through effective disaster prevention, preparedness and recovery measures. Convergence of the technical, medical and social sciences is essential for developing the next generation of approaches to disasters and pandemics.

In the foreseeable future, our society can expect many more and unforeseen virus outbreaks and extreme events. But how do we protect society from the next pandemic or disaster? Which of the lessons learnt could develop prevention and intervention measures, and how could research contribute to preparedness?

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Event Calendar

Podcast: BNR’s Big Five

23/11
Marion Koopmans on policy during a pandemic.
> Listen here

KNAW symposium: Planetary Health

23/11
Thijs Kuiken about global environmental change and pandemics: problems and solutions.
> Watch here

CCR Summit

29/09 & 30/09
Bas Jonkman and Marion Koopmans at the Public Safety and Homeland Security Conference Program 2021.

 

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Get in touch!

If you have any questions regarding the Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness Center, please contact us.

Barbera Mannekes

Theme Support Officer