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The COVID-19 Digital Classroom is a collective of international organizations united by the belief that access to high-quality healthcare is a universal human right. And now, with the current global crisis, populations around the world need rapid, coordinated, and focused support to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients in countries with limited preparedness and response resources are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, and sharp increases in COVID-19 caseloads are likely to overwhelm health systems in countries already facing shortages of nurses, physicians, and other health workers.
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The COVID-19 Digital Classroom was established to meet this challenge. We are dedicated to leveraging digital technologies and existing content distribution channels to ensure every health worker has the information they need to help their own communities, wherever in the world they are providing care, from city centers to the last mile.
The Zilda Arns Family Clinic, in the Complexo do Alemão favela has created a daily updated publicly available dashboard,to monitor not only confirmed cases and deaths, but also suspected cases with flu-like symptoms.Two other communities have followed suit; Rocinha´s dashboard also provides data on the number of tests awaiting results and number of negative test results available at: Covid-19 Rocinha monitoring dashboard; and Manguinhos has a map identifying the origins of confirmed cases and deaths within the neighborhood Manguinhos—Covid-19 situation dashboard.More information on these dashboards can be found in this article: https://www.rioonwatch.org/?p=59543A Clínica da Família Zilda Arns, na favela do Complexo do Alemão, criou um painel diariamente disponível ao público, atualizado, para monitorar não apenas casos e mortes confirmados, mas também casos suspeitos com sintomas de gripe. Duas outras comunidades seguiram o exemplo; O painel da Rocinha também fornece dados sobre o número de testes aguardando resultados e o número de resultados negativos disponíveis em: painel de monitoramento Covid-19 Rocinha; e Manguinhos tem um mapa que identifica as origens de casos confirmados e mortes no painel de situação do bairro Manguinhos – Covid-19. Mais informações sobre esses painéis podem ser encontradas neste artigo: https://www.rioonwatch.org/?p=59543