COVIDemX3

Project suration:seit 2020
Project funding:DZNE Witten, DFG
Project lead:Dr. Franziska Laporte Uribe
Collaborating partners:
  • Prof. Lothar Schrott, Universität Bonn, Department of Geography, Bonn, Germany
  • Prof. Andrea Slachevsky, Geroscience Center for Brain Health and Metabolism (GERO), Santiago, Chile; Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory (LANNEC), Physiopathology Department-Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICBM); Neuroscience and East Neuroscience Departments, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile; Memory and Neuropsychiatric Clinic (CMYN), Neurology Department, Hospital del Salvador and Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile; Departamento de Neurologia, Clínica Alemana-Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile
  • Asst. Prof. Alejandra Fuentes-García, Universidad de Chile, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Santiago, Chile
  • Assoc. Prof. Oscar Arteaga, Universidad de Chile, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Santiago, Chile
  • Prof. Rodrigo Alejandro Salinas Ríos, Universidad de Chile, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Santiago, Chile
  • Emeritus Prof. Ray Kirk, University of Canterbury, School of Health Sciences, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Prof. Ngaire Kerse, University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Prof. Sarah Cullum, University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dr. Gary Cheung, University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Assoc. Prof. Marama Muru-Lanning, University of Auckland, James Henare Māori Research Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Research aim

The purpose of this international collaboration is to address disaster-preparedness and disaster-resilience of health care systems and use the translational potential of cross-country learning to improve resilience of health care systems and responsiveness to the needs of people living with dementia and their families in times of crises and beyond.

The hypothesis is that translational potential lies in cross-country learning by involving three high-income countries with distinct geo-political-cultural-social systems in Latin America (Chile), in the South Pacific (New Zealand), and in Europe (Germany). Our vision is that such cross-country learning will lead to provide adequate, equitable, and sustainable care and support for families living with dementia during a pandemic and beyond.

With this proposed research we will move at the crossroad of global health, health care system approaches and disaster management. Linking those three major perspectives under the denominator dementia will require a change of perspective from each partner. For this, partners will need a vision of how this change of perspective will relate to their own field of expertise and how it will benefit their own discipline. Also, for collaborating successfully in a multidisciplinary context we will have to take some time to bring together discourses from different disciplines, find common grounds and a common language.

A grant from the German Research Foundation - DFG (LA 4943/1-1) will allow us to deepen our collaboration in the COVIDemX3 consortium with German, Chilean and New Zealand scientists over the next 12 months. Together, we will take the first steps to answer the question, "What makes health systems resilient to crises and what can we learn from the COVID-19 pandemic for the overall societal challenge of dementia?".

Publications:

Laporte Uribe, F., Arteaga, O., Bruchhausen, W., Cheung, G., Cullum, S., Fuentes-García, A., . . . Roes, M. (2021). Dementia and COVID-19 in Chile, New Zealand and Germany: A Research Agenda for Cross-Country Learning for Resilience in Health Care Systems. Sustainability, 13(18), 10247. Retrieved from https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/18/10247

Laporte Uribe, F., Arteaga, O., Cheung, G., Cullum, S., Fuentes-García, A., Kerse, N., . . . Roes, M. (2021). Dementia and COVID-19 in New Zealand, Chile and Germany: Learning for resilience. Paper presented at the Webinar: Taking stock of Covid-19 and the Long-Term Care sector in Germany. Rerieved from:  https://ltccovid.org/2021/06/14/webinar-announcement-taking-stock-of-covid-19-and-the-long-term-care-sector-in-germany-5th-july-2pm-gmt/

Contact

PhD Franziska Laporte Uribe
PostDoc
Stockumer Str. 12
58453 
Witten
franziska.laporte-uribe@dzne.de
 +49 2302 926-226

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