Coronavirus (567) WHO: Community-based health care in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: Interim guidance, May 2020

7 May, 2020

(with thanks to Catherine Kane)

WHO has just released:

Community-based health care, including outreach and campaigns, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: Interim guidance, May 2020

OVERVIEW (selected extracts)

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging health systems across the world. Rapidly increasing demand for care of people with COVID-19 is compounded by fear, misinformation and limitations on the movement of people and supplies that disrupt the delivery of frontline health care for all people...

This guidance addresses the specific role of community-based health care (see Box 1) in the pandemic context and outlines the adaptations needed to keep people safe, maintain continuity of essential services and ensure an effective response to COVID-19. It is intended for decision-makers and managers at the national and subnational levels and complements a range of other guidance, including that on priority public health interventions, facility-based care, and risk communication and community engagement in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic...


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