Guidelines on rational use of Personal Protective Equipment

Guidelines on rational use of Personal Protective Equipment

This guideline from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, is for health care workers and others working in points of entries (POEs), quarantine centers, hospital, laboratory and primary health care / community settings. The guideline uses setting-based approach to recommend the type of personal protective...

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Guidelines for Setting Up Community Based Quarantine Facility in Rural Areas

Guidelines for Setting Up Community Based Quarantine Facility in Rural Areas

In a disease outbreak, rural areas are often particularly susceptible, in part due to more limited access to healthcare resources and professionals. Home quarantines, a basic preventive measure, may not be feasible for many people due to lack of space or presence of high-risk individuals in the home. These...

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Family-friendly policies and other good workplace practices in the context of COVID-19: Key steps employers can take

Family-friendly policies and other good workplace practices in the context of COVID-19: Key steps employers can take

For many families, the COVID-19 outbreak means having to cope with disrupted education, family illness and loss of household income – things that disproportionately affect informal workers and the poorest families. This guidance document by UNICEF, ILO and UN Women provides 19 key steps for employers to ensure their...

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Infection prevention and control during health care when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected

Infection prevention and control during health care when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected

This is the first edition of guidance from the World Health Organization on infection prevention and control (IPC) strategies for use when infection with a novel coronavirus is suspected. This guidance is intended for healthcare workers (HCWs), healthcare administrators and IPC teams at the facility level but it is...

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A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma

A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma

Stigma hinders an effective response to infectious disease, as it exacerbates negative consequences for those affected or at risk, while deterring effective treatment and healthy behaviours at a population level. This guideline by the WHO, IFRC and UNICEF outlines what stigma is, and how to tackle it. https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/covid19-stigma-guide.pdf?sfvrsn=226180f4_2

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