Annotation:This 30-page document is to help Member States build on actions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic to improve national medium- to long-term preparedness for future threats. It maps COVID-19 preparedness and response actions to the building of sustainable International Health Regulations (2005) core capacities; locates relevant supporting WHO resources that are not specific to the pandemic; and advocates for the conscious and effective allocation of COVID-19 funds to also meet countries’ longer-term needs....[more] [less]
Annotation:The objective of this 36-page document is to provide guidance for civil society and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as for national and regional authorities in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and the United Kingdom (UK), who are providing support for people who have medical and social vulnerabilities during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic....[more] [less]
This 20-page document provides principles of surveillance, infection prevention and control (IPC), and management of COVID-19 infection in prisons in European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries and the United Kingdom (UK).
To understand the epidemic trends of COVID-19 in China, this 16-page report summarizes a study that carried out data collation and descriptive analysis in 31 provinces and municipalities, with a focus on the six most affected.
Annotation:This web page, updated on July 2, 2020, provides information about routine screening measures that are already in place for evaluating clinical evidence of infection in human cell, tissue, or cellular or tissue-based product (HCT/P) donors. To date, there have been no reported cases of transmission of COVID-19 via these products. FDA does not recommend using laboratory tests to screen asymptomatic HCT/P donors....[more] [less]
Annotation:While decreasing trends in disease incidence are being observed in Europe overall, this 28-page report details how there is still community transmission reported in most European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries, the United Kingdom, and EU candidate and potential candidate countries. Additionally, some countries are reporting a resurgence of observed cases or large localized outbreaks....[more] [less]
Annotation:This six-page document aims to provide scientific evidence and guidance for healthcare settings and the public on using gloves as a preventive measure during the COVID-19 pandemic. It discusses how use of gloves in the community may lead to the misconception that hand hygiene practices can be neglected....[more] [less]
Annotation:This four-page fact sheet informs healthcare providers of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Influenza SARS-CoV-2 (Flu SC2) Multiplex Assay. Testing is to be conducted on specimens from individuals suspected of respiratory viral infection consistent with COVID-19 by a healthcare provider. Symptoms of respiratory viral infection due to SARS-CoV-2 and influenza can be similar....[more] [less]