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COVID-19 control in low-income settings and displaced populations: what can realistically be done?

March 31, 2020

Source: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Background While modelling predictions1 suggest that uncontrolled or even partially mitigated COVID-19 epidemics in high-income countries could lead to substantial excess mortality, the virus’ impact on people living in low-income settings or affected by humanitarian crises could […]

National WASH Cluster Iraq COVID-19 Response Guidance Note

March 30, 2020

This guidance note was developed by WASH Cluster Iraq. It provides preventative and response technical guidance to facilitate effective and timely response to COVID-19 in Iraq, especially among conflict-affected populations.

Afghanistan Multi-Sector Country Response Plan

March 30, 2020

This Multi-Sector Humanitarian Country Plan outlines preparedness and response efforts that complement the health response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This Multi-Sector Plan extracts the emergency humanitarian elements of the WHO Phase 2 plan with regard to health, but also looks more widely to include activities […]

South Sudan WASH Cluster Covid-19 Preparedness and Response Strategy

March 30, 2020

This document developed by the WASH Cluster frames the WASH preparedness plan to reduce the risk of Covid-19 and to introduce standard activities to respond. The Covid-19 Prepardeness and Response Plan is within the broader WASH humanitarian response in South Sudan.

The effect of control strategies to reduce social mixing on outcomes of the COVID-19 epidemic in Wuhan, China: a modelling study

March 30, 2020

Citation: Kiesha Prem, Yang Liu, Timothy W Russell, Adam J Kucharski, Rosalind M Eggo, Nicholas Davies, Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases COVID-19 Working Group, Mark Jit, Petra Klepac. The effect of control strategies to reduce social mixing on outcomes of the COVID-19 […]

“WASH Coronavirus Away” Poster

March 24, 2020

This printable poster can be used to help raise awareness of key times for handwashing with soap to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is designed for all audiences and can be downloaded for free through GHP’s resource hub. This poster is available in English, […]

“Science Matters: Let’s Talk About COVID-19” Course

March 24, 2020

In this course, world class experts will explain the theory behind COVID-19 analyses and its spread. You will learn how to interpret new information using core principles of public health, epidemiology, medicine, health economics, and social science. The course material is being updated in real […]

WHO COVID-19 Myth Busters

March 24, 2020

There are several misconceptions about COVID-19 transmission. The WHO shares myth busters on their page here, including: COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates; Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the new coronavirus; Taking a hot bath does not prevent […]

South Sudan WASH Cluster Covid-19 Positioning Paper

March 24, 2020

This positioning paper developed by the WASH Cluster provides top recommendations for COVID-19 preparedness and response in South Sudan.

Risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) readiness and response to the 2019 novel coronavirus

March 24, 2020

This document provides WHO checklists for risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) readiness and initial response for novel coronaviruses (nCoV) recently identified in Wuhan, China. The objective of this document is to provide actionable guidance for countries to implement effective RCCE strategies which will help […]


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