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Rapid Assessment of service delivery for NCDs during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas, 4 June 2020
This brief report presents a snapshot of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on NCD services in the Region of the Americas. It represents the views and perspectives of the national health authorities responsible ...
Why Predictive Modeling is Critical in the Fight against COVID-19
Introduction: A number of predictive models and forecasting exercises have been developed by various organizations, such as research groups, academic institutions, hospitals, and consulting companies, with the main aim to ...
Managing People with Diabetes during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Considerations for Health Providers, 3 June 2020
Individuals with diabetes have a higher risk of developingvsevere symptoms and dying from COVID-19 than persons without diabetes. For examples, some studies show that approximately 20% of persons hospitalized as a result ...
Safety of COVID-19 Patients and Use of Medicines without Scientific Evidence of Their Benefit, 26 May 2020
COVID-19 treatment options currently under study include several antiviral drugs and immune modulators, the antimalarials chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, corticosteroids, convalescent plasma, pharmaceutical products ...
The Immunization Program in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Version 2 (24 April 2020)
Objective: Provide guidance regarding the operation of immunization programs in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Standards in Health Care Facilities, 11 May 2020
This technical note contains indicators and minimum standards necessary for emergency response in the following topics: quantity of water, access to water, quality of water, sanitation, hygiene, solid waste, cleaning and ...
Access to Essential Medicines for Noncommunicable Diseases during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Appropriate and adequate management of people with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) includes access to essential NCD medicines. Disrupted access to chronic medication for hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, mental health ...
Vaccination Week in the Americas 2020: Final Report
Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) is a regional initiative that aims to promote equity and access to vaccination in all countries in the Region of the Americas. The participation of the countries of the Americas in ...
Why Data Disaggregation is key during a pandemic
Data Disaggregation is the separation of compiled information into smaller units to elucidate underlying trends and patterns. High quality, accessible, trusted, timely, open, and reliable disaggregated data is critical to ...
Communicating about Vaccine Safety: Guidelines to help health workers communicate with parents, caregivers, and patients
Vaccines save between 2 million and 3 million lives each year and protect the entire population from more than a dozen life-threatening diseases. Thanks to vaccination, smallpox was eradicated in 1980, and we are on track ...