Discrimination, Stigma and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered social stigma and discriminatory behaviour against persons who have contracted the COVID-19 virus, those who have been in contact with such persons, as well as any person who has been perceived to have come in contact with the virus. As part of an anti-stigma campaign, this Public Service Announcement sung by Chrystal Cummins-Beckles from Barbados, was produced.

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    Guide for the Preparation of a Risk Communication Strategy for COVID-19 Vaccines: A Resource for the Countries of the Americas

    This document was created to facilitate the preparation of a risk communication and community engagement strategy for vaccination against COVID-19.

    Its goal is to help to strengthen the communication and planning capacities of the ministries or secretariats of health and other agencies in charge of communicating about new COVID-19 vaccines in the Americas.

    It also includes a matrix for the preparation of a risk communication strategy for COVID-19 vaccines.

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      Measures to Ensure the Continuity of the Response to Malaria in the Americas during the COVID-19 Pandemic

      The PAHO Regional Malaria Program is aware of the imminent negative impact that the present COVID-19 pandemic is causing in the countries and their health systems, and consequently, in the fight against malaria in the countries of the Americas; considers that it is essential to guide national authorities; and draws attention to the main measures to be taken to maintain the continuity of actions against malaria, while protecting the health of healthcare workers and in line with national provisions for response to COVID-19. Malaria-specific guidance on the response to COVID-19 has been developed by WHO1 and is the main reference for this document.

      This material is subject to updates by WHO and PAHO on malaria and on the COVID-19 response.

      Source: Measures to Ensure the Continuity of the Response to Malaria in the Americas during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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