Coronavirus (189) The approach in Singapore

23 March, 2020

[*see note below]

Thank you for all the various discussions on HIFA about Covid.

I thought I would share the Ministry of Health website of Singapore where various government agencies have come together to address the Covid 19 infection in Singapore and develop resources. Some are more locally oriented to Singapore but I believe that there are other content that may be useful to other HIFA members to refer. If there is any use of adaptation, I am sure they could write to MOH in Singapore. I am sure that Singapore MOH would welcome such queries.

https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/resources

Our approach in Singapore to address Covid 19 had been, from the start, a Whole-of-Government (WOG) approach. This always has been Singapore government's approach. And I believe this approach was highlighted and commended by WHO's Director-General, Dr. Tedros.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/coronavirus-who-praises-si...

Subadhra

HIFA profile: Subadhra Rai is Senior Lecturer (Nursing) at the Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore. subhadra.rai AT gmail.com

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): Thank you Subadhra. One of the challenges of this pandemic is how individual governments can best be supported to develop evidence-informed policy and practice, which will change in each country as the epidemic evolves. We can certainly learn from the experience of other countries, especially those that already have several weeks of direct experience. WHO is leading this effort and it would be very interesting to hear from them and others about the current challenges and how best we can all support this work.]