Here you will find latest news, guidance related to COVID-19 outbreak. Those pages are updated daily, so make sure to come back often and see the newest information.

All WHO information on COVID-19 outbreak

WHO releases guidelines to help countries maintain essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic,
WHO’s Chief Scientist and his team are reviewing daily research publications to be included in the WHO Database of Publications on COVID-19

The World Economic Forum has a continuously updated platform for Coronavirus information, with insights from the World Health Organization and the Forum’s global network of experts.

You can also access the full collection of content from the Lancet on the COVID-19 Resource Centre.

As well as The Global Fund: COVID-19 Response: Adaptations, Guidelines and Flexibilities for Countries – World

And the Africa CDC COVID-19 page to view the latest statistics on COVID-19 transmission on the Continent and a range of resources including a weekly Update Brief and Policy Updates.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has developed a Covid evidence map, daily updated. Check it out!
Live map of COVID-19 evidence – NIPH

WHO Courses

Clinical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection
This course is intended for clinicians who are working in intensive care units (ICUs) in low and middle-income countries and managing adult and pediatric patients with severe forms of acute respiratory infection.

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus
This course provides information on what facilities should be doing to be prepared to respond to a case of an emerging respiratory virus such as the novel coronavirus, how to identify a case once it occurs, and how to properly implement IPC measures to ensure there is no further transmission to HCW or to other patients and others in the healthcare facility.

Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control. This course provides a general introduction to COVID-19 and emerging respiratory viruses and is intended for public health professionals, incident managers and personnel working for the United Nations, international organizations and NGOs.

ePROTECT Respiratory Infections
All personnel responding to outbreaks of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) need to have the basic knowledge and skills to mount an effective response. They need to understand what ARIs are, how they are transmitted, how to assess the risk of infection and to understand basic hygiene measures to protect themselves.

What is the correct way to wear and dispose of masks?

Public health interventions in pandemics and epidemics
This introductory level online course will guide you through the new landscape by providing information and tools you need to better manage disease outbreaks and health emergencies. 

Risk communication essentials  is a core public health intervention in any disease outbreak and health emergency. It refers to the real-time exchange of information, advice and opinions between experts, officials and people who face a threat to their wellbeing, to enable informed decision-making and to adopt protective behaviors.

Other resources

Special Collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Infection control and prevention measures, Cochrane

This Cochrane Library Special Collection pulls together the Cochrane Reviews that are identified as most directly relevant to the prevention of infection. This special collection will be updated to ensure that it remains applicable as the situation evolves and WHO guidelines evolve. It will also draw on the knowledge of Cochrane groups in affected regions.

The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence, The Lancet

Given the evolving situation with the coronavirus, policy makers urgently need evidence. Depriving people of their liberty for the broader public good is often contentious and must be treated with care. This Lancet review suggests that policy-makers should take every step to ensure that this experience is as tolerable as possible for people. This can be achieved by: telling people what is happening and why, explaining how long it will last, providing meaningful quarantine activities, providing clear communication, ensuring that basic supplies are available, and reinforcing a sense of altruism.

Country & Technical Guidance – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), WHO website

This page of the WHO web site presents information and advice from WHO on the current outbreak of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). It lists all the technical guidelines for coordination, management and implementation of measures (clinical, social, policy, etc.) related to COVID-19. The page also provides information on the status of the situation in each country.

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Surveillance and Containment Measures for the First 100 Patients with COVID-19 in Singapore – January 2-February 29, 2020, CDC

Singapore implemented a multipronged surveillance and containment strategy that contributed to enhanced case ascertainment and slowing of the outbreak. These measures could be useful for the detection and containment of COVID-19 in other countries experiencing the onset of local outbreaks of COVID-19. Singapore is a small island city-state, and countries with other characteristics may need to adapt and expand Singapore’s approaches to achieve the same level of effectiveness.

Global MediXchange for Combating COVID-19

This handbook, provided by the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, describes how organizations can minimize the cost while maximizing the effect of measures to manage and control the coronavirus outbreak. The handbook also discusses why hospitals and other healthcare institutions should have command centers when encountering a large-scale emergency in the context of COVID-19. This handbook also includes the following:

  • Technical strategies for addressing issues during emergencies
  • Treatment methods to treat the critically ill
  • Efficient clinical decision-making support
  • Best practices for key departments like inflection management and outpatient clinics.

Sharing and cooperation are the best prescription to fight against this virus!