Actions for consideration in the care and protection of vulnerable population groups for COVID-19
PublisherManila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
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 19 outbreak, WHO has developed this guidance on how best to support vulnerable populations to prevent, prepare for and respond to possible community transmission of COVID-19. Vulnerable populations addressed include: people experiencing homelessness; people living in overcrowded housing, collective sites and slums; migrant workers; refugees; people with disabilities; people living in closed facilities; people living in remote locations; and people living in poverty and extreme poverty.