“Health economics tells us where our limited resources can generate the greatest health benefit"

Professor Katharina Hauck, deputy director of the Jameel Institute at and lead of the Jameel Institute-Kenneth C. Griffin Initiative for the Economics of Pandemic Preparedness, spoke to Channel News Asia on the sidelines of Temasek Foundation's 2022 Philanthropy Asia Summit in Singapore about the Jameel Institute’s pioneering epidemiological-economic modelling. Responding to lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic about the severe economic impact of lockdowns and other non-pharmaceutical interventions, the Jameel Institute’s modelling work allows policymakers to take informed decisions during an infectious disease outbreak about the impact of public health measures on both lives and livelihoods.