How Wearing a Face Mask Can Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Infection

During the ‘unlock phase’, it is important to wear a mask when outdoors. This infographic developed by Center for Communication and Change-India visually explains the importance of wearing a mask and how it can reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection/transmission. These infographics are available in English and other Indian languages.

Source: How Wearing a Face Mask Can Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Infection

  • Angshuman Kashyap
  • akashyap@ccci.org.in
  • Risk English

Cleaning and Disinfection of Environmental Surfaces in the Context of COVID-19

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on the cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces in the context of COVID-19. This guidance is intended for health care professionals, public health professionals and health authorities that are developing and implementing policies and standard operating procedures (SOP) on the cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces in the context of COVID-19.

Source: Cleaning and Disinfection of Environmental Surfaces in the Context of COVID-19

    COVID-19 Online Training

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a series of courses and exercises to help educate the general public about the novel coronavirus.

    Source: COVID-19 Online Training

      Including people with disabilities in responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

      This document provides practical guidance for development partners to develop disability-inclusive responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recommendations are provided across nine key areas: intersectionality; assessing gaps and needs; engaging people with disabilities and DPOs; accessible and inclusive communications; healthcare and essential services; livelihoods and social protection; education; independent living and housing; and evidence generation. The recommendations are drawn from key resources, detailed at the end of this document, and guidance developed by Sightsavers’ technical teams.

      Learning Resources to Support Staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic – and Beyond

      DisasterReady.org [www.disasterready.org], a signature program of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, is an open online learning community built to empower humanitarians working in relief and development.

      In order to support the workforce of the non-profit sector and NGOs during the current pandemic, they have created a new collection of short, engaging resources grouped in easy-to-navigate playlists, with content from top training providers (such as the Konterra Group, EJ4 or for French-speakers Institut Bioforce) and health specialists (like WHO and CDC). These playlists offer content to help everyone work safely, and to promote infection prevention, preparedness, and well-being during this pandemic. The collection also includes resources to support remote workers and the creation of engaging webcasts and online presentations.

      All these resources are available in English and they have also a French playlist. Access is free and unlimited – just create an account on www.disasterready.org

      Below are landing pages for specific playlists:
      Coronavirus Playlist
      EN: https://www.disasterready.org/coronavirus-resources
      FR: https://fr.disasterready.org/coronavirus-resources

      Working Remotely
      EN: https://www.disasterready.org/working-remotely

      COVID-19 Playlist (for Health Care Workers)
      EN: https://www.disasterready.org/covid-19-resources-health-workers

      Hand Washing Techniques
      https://www.disasterready.org/hand-washing-techniques

      Source: Learning Resources to Support Staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic – and Beyond

        COVID-19 Crisis Comms Triage Kit

        The Communications Network created this site to share and crowdsource best practices, resources, and examples of effective crisis communication from foundations and nonprofits covering the pandemic.

        Users are encouraged to add their own information about upcoming events, seminars, webinars, and resources.

        Source: COVID-19 Crisis Comms Triage Kit

          COVID-19 and Family Planning Resource Center

          The COVID-19 pandemic has had and will continue to have a profound impact on the lives of people across the globe, as well as health and social systems, and national economies. This upheaval will also have a profound impact on access to family planning information and services, as well as sexual and reproductive health more broadly.

          Despite this disruption, the need for family planning will not change. For women, family planning is critical, basic health care. As health systems shift to prevent and treat people with COVID-19, it is essential they also protect access to family planning services. Throughout the crisis, Family Planning 2020 will work with country and global partners to ensure family planning remains an essential element of the global health agenda.

          As countries determine how to deliver essential health services in the face of a global pandemic, FP2020 has created this platform to ensure key information from global experts about access to family planning during this crisis is getting into the hands of the decisionmakers and program implementers who need it. Likewise, we will be sharing experiences of our country partners and the lessons they are learning, including how the virus is having an impact on their work and the strategies they are using to continue service delivery.

          Source: COVID-19 and Family Planning Resource Center

            COVID-19 Toolbox

            This toolbox offers resources on general guidance for COVID-19, as well as specific guidance for clinical aspects, public health, communication, and guidance for clinical aspects, public health, communication, and guidance for different audiences.

              Infant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations When COVID-19 is Suspected or Confirmed

              Infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counselling in the context of COVID-19 remains a critical nutrition intervention for the protection and support of pregnant women, caregivers, and their young children. WHO and UNICEF advise caregivers and families with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to continue the recommended IYCF practices with the necessary hygiene precautions. It is therefore vital to ensure that communities and families around the world adopt these recommendations to help prevent the spread of the virus and care for those who are infected.

              UNICEF and USAID Advancing Nutrition, with the support of the Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) Core Group represented by Save the Children and Safely Fed Canada, have developed a counselling package, Infant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations when COVID-19 is Suspected or Confirmed. The set includes 10 Counselling Cards and a Recommended Practices Booklet. These materials reflect the global recommendations from WHO and UNICEF (March 2020) on IYCF in the context of COVID-19 and may be periodically updated to reflect new or emerging evidence. The package provides both easy-to-understand recommended practices for counselors and user-friendly graphics that can be used with low-literacy communities in different contexts.

              Source: Infant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations When COVID-19 is Suspected or Confirmed

                COVID-19 Message Library

                This message library, provided by WHO, is intended to be locally adapted and delivered to the general public in countries around the world via SMS or voice message.

                Users are encouraged to localize and translate the messages below as necessary. WHO and ITU have called on all telecommunications companies worldwide to support the delivery of these messages and unleash the power of communication technology to save lives from COVID-19.

                Source: COVID-19 Message Library