EHS-COVID (423) Update on HIFA-WHO Maintaining essential health services project

25 June, 2021

Dear HIFA colleagues,

Our thanks to all HIFA members who have contributed to our discussion on Maintaining essential health services during COVID-19 (and beyond). Our latest 5 week exploration ends officially today and I am delighted that we have shared more than 400 messages.

Our volunteer team led by Gladson Vaghela and Sanchika Gupta is currently compiling and editing the latest 200 messages with a view to produce a second action brief for the WHO website.

Our first action brief, with highlights from the first 200 messages, is available here:

This HIFA-WHO project continues through to September, when we aim to have a third thematic discussion. In the meantime please continue to share your observations on essential health services at any time, by email to:

Best wishes, Neil

Coordinator, WHO-HIFA Collaboration: HIFA project on Essential Health Services and COVID-19

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