Coronavirus (180) [gpsn] WHO guidance and other useful resources for COVID-19 response

22 March, 2020

With thanks to Neelam Dhingra-Kumar and WHO Global Patient Safety Network

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings. All of us are doing our best in this unprecedented situation in our life time, by providing important guidance, support and information to those who are at the front line either in providing direct care or organizing and managing prevention and care provision. On the other hand, we are also doing our best to remain productive and composed in this new virtual world of remote working, with full attention to physical and mental health of ourselves and our families.

We are reaching out to you for sharing guidance provided by WHO and other organizations which we believe will be very useful for our effective response to this evolving COVID-19 crisis.

Quick Links

The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do

Technical Guidance: Infection Prevention and Control

Advice on the use of masks in the community, during home care and in healthcare settings in the context of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

How to Use Masks

Situation Reports and Dashboard:

Myth busters

Other WHO resources and daily updates are available on Twitter at @WHO and WHO Facebook

WHO Twitter:

WHO Facebook:

We hope that you, your families and all organization members keep safe in these uncertain times.

Thanks and best regards,


On behalf of

WHO Patient Safety Flagship

Integrated Health Services

World Health Organization (HQ/Geneva)


Office: +41 22 791 4660


Forwarded by Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA moderator