PACK Global COVID-19 updated and expanded guidance

20 August, 2020

Dear All,

We are pleased to share, courtesy of The Knowledge Translation Unit (KTU), University of Cape Town Lung Institute, South Africa, the latest KTU COVID-19 resources - relevant, contemporaneous and educative about this pandemic that is ravaging Lives and Livelihoods in millions. Stay Safe and Keep well everyone!


Sent: Thursday, 20 August 2020, 09:52:34 BST

Subject: Re: PACK Global COVID-19 updated and expanded guidance

Update and expansion of PACK Global COVID-19 guidance is now available.

The Knowledge Translation Unit has now expanded its editable (Word and PowerPoint) global version of the Guidance for Professional Health Workers in Primary Health Care Facilities, for localisation to other settings. This expanded version is aligned to the latest WHO COVID-19 guidance, as well as other sources, and includes expanded adult COVID-19 guidance on the following:

Screening patients for COVID-19

Assessment and management of a patient with suspected COVID-19

Approach to a patient with suspected COVID-19

How to take a swab for COVID-19 testing

Symptom pages, including cough, mouth and throat symptoms, fever, headache, diarrhoea and body/general pain

Management of the close contact without COVID-19 symptoms

De-escalation of care for patients with chronic conditions

Home care advice for patients with COVID-19 who are isolating at home

How to practise safely in the context of COVID-19

Management of a health care worker exposed to suspected or confirmed COVID-19

The package also includes sections on the following, to help integrate and enable access of Essential Health programmes in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic:

Diagnosis of tuberculosis in an adult

Routine care of the adult patient with drug-sensitive TB

Routine immunisation of the young child

Assessment of growth in a child

Management of poor growth in a child

Download this expanded guidance

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HIFA profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Consultant and Trainer at the Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria. In 2015 he won the NMA Award of Excellence for establishing 12-Pillar Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety initiative in Nigeria. He has been the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Quality & Performance subcommittee of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act. He is a pioneer Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. He is particularly interested in strengthening health systems for quality and safety in LMICs. He has written Five books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance for LMICs, including a TOOLS for Implementation. He established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in 2007. Website: Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA working group on Community Health Workers.

Email: jneana AT