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WHO Western Pacific regional action plan for the response to large-scale community outbreaks of COVID-19 

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020)
This Regional Action Plan has been developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office and country offices of the Western Pacific to support countries and areas in the Region to mitigate the public health ...

Stand in solidarity to combat COVID-19 virtual meeting of health ministers in the WHO Western Pacific Region 

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020)
Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/014
Health ministers from the Western Pacific Region met virtually on 8 April 2020 to share experiences and stand in solidarity to address COVID-19. Three heads of government made recorded interventions. They were joined by ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...