This toolbox offers resources on general guidance for COVID-19, as well as specific guidance for clinical aspects, public health, communication, and guidance for different audiences.
Francophone West Africa has the highest fertility rates in the world and a low contraceptive prevalence. In response, the Ouagadougou Partnership was established to accelerate progress in the use of family planning (FP).
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes that countries are at different stages of the COVID-19 epidemic/transmission scenario. However, public health measures that WHO recommends for all scenarios include social distancing. To ensure continuation of contraceptive access and services, including counseling and shared decision making, a number of adaptations to existing systems are required. In particular, maximizing the use of a “no-touch” approach to care whenever possible is essential.
This brief focuses on Covid-19 rumours circulating in the Rohingya camps of Cox’s Bazar. It explores some of the more common rumours, discusses sources and formats of information, presents community perspectives about rumours and communication, and suggests approaches to communicating with the Rohingya community about COVID-19.
For the large number of low-income country residents who live in informal settlements, or slums, will be ill-served by well-publicized measures that rely on the stockpiling of food, the availability of savings, the ability to work from home, and the need to keep your distance even from close relatives.
This document suggests key actions on how your community can stay safe and slow down the spread of COVID-19, particularly for contexts where you might have been asked by your local authorities to maintain physical distance or stay home.
To manage COVID-19 epidemics going forward, communities in the United States need: (1) ready access to rapid diagnostic tests for all symptomatic cases or those with a reasonable suspicion of COVID-19 exposure; (2) widespread serological testing to understand underlying rates of infection and identify those who have developed immunity and could potentially return to work or school without fear of becoming infected; and (3) the ability to trace all contacts of reported cases.
COVID-19 disproportionately affects the poor and vulnerable: sharp increases in caseloads will overwhelm health systems in countries already facing shortages of workers and supplies.
The COVID-19 Pandemic is a public health, social and economic crisis that is global in scale. With restrictions on travel and movement, civil society and humanitarian organizations play a critical role in supporting governments to respond.