British Medical Journal COVID-19 Hub

British Medical Journal’s (BMJ) COVID-19 hub supports health professionals and researchers with practical guidance, online CPD courses, as well as the latest news, comment, and research from BMJ. The content is free and updated daily.

Source: British Medical Journal COVID-19 Hub

    Questions and Answers about Violence against Women and COVID-19

    This page offers health workers as well as the general public answers to questions about violence against women in the context of COVID-19.

    The questions include:

    Source: Questions and Answers about Violence against Women and COVID-19

      Questions and Answers about Breastfeeding and COVID-19

      This page offers answers to questions about breastfeeding issues and COVID-19.

      The questions include:

      Source: Questions and Answers about Breastfeeding and COVID-19

        Deciding to Go Out

        This guidance tool, useful for both SBC professionals and the public, reviews important information one should consider before deciding to resume all, or some, of normal activities.

        As communities and businesses are opening, people may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it is important to understand potential risks and how to adopt different types of prevention measures to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

        Of course, if one has COVID-19, has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it is important to stay home and away from other people. When one leaves home and begins to be around others depends on different factors for different situations.

        In general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.

        Source: Deciding to Go Out

          COVID-19 in Africa: Fighting Fake News about Coronavirus

          To combat what the World Health Organization has called an “infodemic” around COVID-19, BBC News Africa has launched a searchable library of fact-checks debunking popular myths and misinformation about coronavirus in Africa.

          You can explore the top stories on this theme and also search the library of fact-checks.

          Source: COVID-19 in Africa: Fighting Fake News about Coronavirus

            COVID-19: Resources to Address Gender-based Violence Risks

            This resource provides practitioners with key resources to support the integration of GBV risk mitigation into COVID-19 response. It will be frequently updated as the crisis unfolds.

            Source: COVID-19: Resources to Address Gender-based Violence Risks

              COVID-19 Guide for Community Health Workers

              Community health workers (CHWs) serve as a very important direct link between patients, communities and health services. As trusted on-the-ground support to community members, they therefore expand access to essential healthcare information as well as available treatment and prevention programmes.

              This course book provides appropriate, cost-effective, and sustainable targeted learning for the large numbers of emerging community health workers in South Africa.

              This online book includes these chapters:

              1. Introduction to COVID-19
              2. Diagnosing and managing COVID-19
              3. How to prevent the spread of COVID-19
              4. Protecting yourself from COVID-19

              ​​​​​​These chapters have been successfully used as part of the Skills to Care learning programme for the Lukhanji Municipality and Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape, funded by the Small Projects Foundation.

              Source: COVID-19 Guide for Community Health Workers

                Unite Healthy Families: COVID-19

                Unite Healthy Families: COVID-19 is a collection of free digital guides designed to support families with limited English proficiency.  The guides feature:

                • Simplified text written in English and Spanish based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization guidelines;
                • Narrations in 20+ languages by native-language speakers, including Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Russian, Arabic, French Creole, Portuguese, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Polish, Japanese, Italian, German, Farsi, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu;
                • Culturally responsive messages and diverse images that offer familiarity and enhance understanding of the text.

                Source: Unite Healthy Families: COVID-19

                • Michael McGuffee
                • mike.mcguffee@uniteforliteracy.com

                Considerations for Schools

                This site includes all of the CDC’s recommendations for re-opening of schools and how to handle in-school situations.

                Source: Considerations for Schools

                  Coronavirus Pandemic: Tracking the Global Outbreak

                  This series of maps and charts tracks the global outbreak of the virus since it emerged in China in December of 2019. It is updated several times each day.

                  Source: Coronavirus Pandemic: Tracking the Global Outbreak