Risk Communication and Community Engagement Guidance (WHO): This document provides WHO checklists for risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) readiness and initial response for novel coronaviruses. Targeted to national actors, but some planning information applicable for local communicators as well.
The Rosenquist Foundation has drawn together the current recommendations for breastfeeding mothers who have, or who are being tested for, COVID-19.
This guidance has been sourced directly from world-leading health organizations and experts.
It will be updated as new information becomes available.
The WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Use has developed a list of messages targeting different groups to support mental and psychosocial well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak.
They aim the messages at:
- General population
- Healthcare workers
- Team leaders or managers in health facilities
- Care providers for children
- Older adults, care providers and people with underlying health conditions
- People in isolation.
Social stigma in the context of health is the negative association between a person or group of people who share certain characteristics and a specific disease. In an outbreak, this may mean people are labeled, stereotyped, discriminated against, treated separately, and/or experience loss of status because of a perceived link with a disease. The current COVID-19 outbreak has provoked social stigma and discriminatory behaviours against people of certain ethnic backgrounds as well as anyone perceived to have been in contact with the virus.
This checklist put together by the WHO, IFRCm UNICEF and WHO contains recommendations from the John Hopkins Center and gives in 5 pages a handy overview over the issue.