For the last three years, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has enriched our knowledge on clinical experience, prevention as well as informing populations about the health risks.
During the pandemic, medical students of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana played an important role at the call centre providing up-to-date and professional information to citizens of Slovenia under the professional mentorship of Prof Dr Mojca Matičič. The assessment of their work was published in a prominent Slovenian medical journal Zdravniški vestnik, which also aroused the interest of a larger medical community.
As a result of the international recognition, Professor Mojca Matičič received an invitation to join a panel of 40 experts at the begining of this year in order to recommend actions to end COVID-19 as a public threat.
The researchers conducted a Delphi study, which was led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), its findings were already (November 13, 2022) published in the journal Nature - A multinational Delphi consensus to end the COVID 19) public health threat.
This new global COVID-19 study provides actionable recommendations to end the public health threat without exacerbating socio-economic burdens or putting the most vulnerable at greater risk.
Moreover, the recent publication has already received a wide response worlwide thus giving recommendations to governments for effective communication with the public.
Congratulations on this wonderful success!