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    • 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 ...
    • Addressing noncommunicable diseases in the COVID-19 response 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-04-22)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/002
      People with underlying noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and cancer have a high risk for developing severe and even fatal COVID-19. It is ...
    • Algorithm for COVID-19 triage and referral : patient triage and referral for resource-limited settings during community transmission 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-04-06)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/009
      Efficient triage of patients with COVID-19 at all health facility levels (primary, secondary and tertiary) will help the national response planning and case management system cope with patient influx, direct necessary ...
    • Calibrating long-term non-pharmaceutical interventions for COVID-19 : principles and facilitation tools 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-05-16)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/018
      Countries and areas in the Western Pacific Region have implemented strict non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) against novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), aiming to interrupt or reduce transmission. While effective ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • The COVID-19 risk communication package for healthcare facilities 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-02-21)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/013
      In response to the COVID-19 outbreak this risk communication package for healthcare facilities provides healthcare workers (HCWs) and healthcare facility management with the information, procedures, and tools required to ...
    • COVID-19 situation report for the Western Pacific Region 2020 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020)
    • 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)
    • 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 ...
    • Epidemic analysis for response decision-making : systematic organization of multi-source information to inform response decisions 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020)
      During epidemics and public health emergencies, decision-makers make timely decisions to save lives, and they make these decisions while faced with many uncertainties and limited information. Epidemic analysis for response ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Guidance on COVID-19 for the care of older people and people living in long-term care facilities, other non-acute care facilities and home care 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-04-01)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/015
      In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, this guidance provides information on infection and prevention control (IPC), community preparedness, selfcare for wellbeing, and preparation for the "new normal". This guidance is for ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Information note on HIV and COVID-19 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020-04-20)
      Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/003
      People living with HIV depend on life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART) and access to ART must be maintained during periods of travel restrictions and lockdowns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Information note ...