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Preparing for large-scale community transmission of COVID-19 : guidance for countries and areas in the WHO Western Pacific Region 

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020)
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was declared a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020. The situation continues to evolve rapidly in China and internationally, and further spread ...

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 ...

Holistic response strategies for COVID-19 

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020)
This document outlines minimum requirements of laboratory testing for COVID-19 and link laboratory testing with surveillance and contact tracing to guide the outbreak response by national health authorities using a reduced ...

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)
Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/015
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, this guidance provides information on infection and prevention control (IPC) for older people, their friends and families, carers, and healthcare providers. Anyone who manages, works, ...

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)
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 ...

Environmental cleaning and disinfection in non-health-care settings in the context of COVID-19 

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020)
Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/008
This document provides interim guidance on environmental cleaning and disinfection when a COVID-19 case is suspected or confirmed in non-health-care settings, such as hotels and other public places. Environmental cleaning ...

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 ...

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)
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 ...

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)
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 ...

Role of primary care in the COVID-19 response 

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020)
Gov't Doc #: WPR/DSE/2020/004
Primary care can play a significant role in the COVID-19 response by differentiating patients with respiratory symptoms from those with COVID-19, making an early diagnosis, helping vulnerable people cope with their anxiety ...