EHS-COVID (276) WHO: Home care of patients with COVID-19

2 May, 2021

Dear HIFA colleagues,

From the WHO 'Science in 5 [minutes]' video series:


'If you are caring for yourself or a loved one at home, how can you keep everyone safe? Who should be cared for at home? How to prevent COVID-19 infection to other family members? What red flags should you look for that tell you it is time to contact the health care provider? WHO’s Dr April Baller explains in Science in 5.'

The basic guidance in this video is critically important, especially as many countries are facing a shortage of hospital beds for those with severe disease.

It would be interesting to know the impact of the WHO 'Science in 5' video series, and the extent to which the videos are used and translated by journalists and other content developers. How can the impact be increased, and how can the videos complement and synergise with other communication efforts by WHO and by others?

Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator,