Scientist: Gyöngyi Kovacs

Gyöngyi KovacsGyöngyi Kovács is the Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics, which is the first professorship in humanitarian logistics worldwide, and is the subject head of Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility at the Hanken School of Economics, in Helsinki, Finland. She is a founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management (JHLSCM) and is on the editorial board of several other journals. She was the first Director of the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG Institute) and has published extensively in the areas of humanitarian logistics and sustainable supply chain management. Currently, she is leading a Horizon 2020 (EU) COVID-19 project called ‘HERoS’ (Health Emergency Response in Interconnected Systems).

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Gyöngyi Kovacs about the EU Project HERoS

Interview with Gyöngyi Kovacs, Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics at the Hanken School of Economics (Finland) and coordinator of the EU-funded Health Emergency Response in Interconnected Systems project. What inspired the Health Emergency Response in Interconnected Systems (HERoS) project? HERoS kicked off around April 2020, just a few weeks after the first wave of the ...

Medical and healthcare nurses and doctors working to together fighting pandemic of corona virus disease, standing around with hands on top each other forming strong bond, motivation and coordination

HERoS: How can we improve our response to health emergencies?

A European research consortium was set up to learn from the present COVID-19 pandemic and to provide decision-makers with the necessary information and tools to more efficiently and effectively respond to future disease outbreaks. Some outcomes of this collaboration include a tool to optimise cross-border intensive care unit (ICU) occupancy in hospitals and a fact-checking observatory to combat misinformation.