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    • Risk assessment and management of health-care workers in the context of COVID-19 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 9/9/2020)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/031
      This document provides interim guidance on risk assessment and management of health-care workers (HCWs) in the context of COVID-19. Aimed to support ministries, health-care facility administrators, and occupational health ...
    • COVID-19 situation report for the Western Pacific Region 2021 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2021)
    • Implementing telemedicine services during COVID-19 : guiding principles and considerations for a stepwise approach 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-11-13)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/032
      Telemedicine is a key strategy to maintain and complement health service that’s been disrupted in the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the design and implementation of a sustainable and cost-effective telemedicine system depends ...
    • Disaster evacuation shelters in the context of COVID-19 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-10-19)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/033
      The Western Pacific is the world’s most disaster-prone region. When a disaster occurs, people may need to seek accommodation in a disaster evacuation shelter. However, it may be difficult for people in a disaster evacuation ...
    • Support for rehabilitation self-management after COVID-19-related illness 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-10-07)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DHS/2020/001
    • Infection prevention and control considerations for handling cargo in the context of COVID-19 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-09-11)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/030
      This document provides interim guidance on infection prevention and control measures for all those who are involved with handling cargo during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cargo refers to any goods or products carried by air ...
    • Media toolkit to prevent and address stigma associated with the migrant population in Malaysia in response to COVID-19 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-09-07)
      This media toolkit provides a summary of the current challenges that migrants and non-citizens face in the context of COVID-19 in Malaysia, and ways that media practitioners can take an active role in supporting the response ...
    • Exploration of COVID-19 health-care worker cases : implications for action 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-08-21)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/027
      Health-care workers are at high risk of infection with SARS-COV-2 not only while treating COVID-19 patients, but also from exposure in health-care facilities while not treating COVID-19 patients, from exposure in the ...
    • COVID-19 infection prevention and control : communication toolkit for long-term care facilities 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-08-10)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/029
      Long-term care (LTC) facility populations are at high risk of being affected by COVID-19. Strong infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes are critical to protect staff, residents and visitors. This communication ...
    • COVID-19 infection prevention and control : preparedness checklist for long-term care facilities 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-08-10)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/028
      COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care (LTC) facilities can have devastating effects on the health and well-being of residents, as they are vulnerable to serious infection due to their age and possible underlying medical ...
    • Indicators to monitor health-care capacity and utilization for decision-making on COVID-19 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-08-07)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/026
      Routine collection and analysis of data on health-care capacity and utilization is important to inform preparedness and response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. This document provides guidance on a ...
    • Establishing integrated nationwide contact tracing systems 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-07-10)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/025
      A robust, integrated, nationwide contact tracing system is critical to support social and economic revival under the "new normal", by quickly breaking the chains of transmission. The system should successfully leverage the ...
    • Selecting digital contact tracing and quarantine tools for COVID-19 : guiding principles and considerations for a stepwise approach 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-07-07)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/023
      Contact tracing is a key component of the COVID-19 response, particularly as societies begin to lift non-pharmaceutical interventions. However, it is a time-consuming and resource-intensive effort that depends on a trained ...
    • Considerations to relax border restrictions in the Western Pacific Region 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-07-04)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/022
      As COVID-19 case numbers are falling in the Western Pacific Region, countries and areas are considering to relaxing restrictions on people's movement, including at international borders. This guidance sets out key ...
    • Actions for consideration in the care and protection of vulnerable population groups for COVID-19 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-06-27)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/021
      It is crucial to recognize that adherence to WHO recommendations developed for the general population may not be feasible for people living in challenging circumstances or with limited resources. In response to the COVID ...
    • Key considerations for mass gatherings in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Western Pacific Region 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-06-05)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/011
      Mass gatherings are highly visible events with the potential for serious public health consequences. Mass gathering events include, but are not limited to, sporting events, festivals, religious gatherings and parades. Mass ...
    • Interim guidance note for hospitals : managing hospital services, maintaining essential routine health care and generating surge capacity 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-06-05)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/017
      Hospitals are core to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response. In the initial stages of the outbreak, hospitals may have the capacity to maintain essential services in addition to managing COVID-19 cases. However, ...
    • Considerations for community hand hygiene practices in low-resource situations 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-06-05)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/019
      Best practice for hand hygiene requires the availability of clean water, soap, and single use disposable towels or alcohol based hand sanitiser with a concentration of 70%. Availability of these resources is not always ...
    • Repurposing facilities for isolation and management of mild COVID-19 cases 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-06-04)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/006
      During the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the worldwide attention has been drawn to emergency response to cope with surge in limited healthcare resource settings. Some countries have developed novel strategies ...
    • Role of community engagement in situations of extensive community transmission of COVID-19 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-05-22)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/016
      This interim guidance provides suggestions to WHO country offices and health ministries so that they can quickly and effectively mobilize and empower communities to engage, reverse and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 through ...