Response to COVID-19 Outbreak in the Region of the Americas

PAHO has launched an Appeal to donors & partners to scale-up the capacity of the countries of the Americas to respond to COVID-19. The response strategy outlined in this Appeal has two main objectives: slow down the transmission of the virus and mitigate the health impact of COVID-19 in the Region. 

An initial US$94.8 million are needed to support critical response efforts in countries most in need of help until September 2020. As this outbreak evolves, needs are likely to increase and the estimated financial requirements will be adjusted accordingly.

Supporting documents

The WHO Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan outlines a funding need of at least US$675 million for critical response efforts in countries most in need of help through April 2020. As this outbreak evolves, financing needs are likely to increase.

Draft operational planning guidance for UN country teams to support national preparedness and response for COVID-19. The purpose of the document is to provide a practical guide for the UNCTs and partners to develop a country level operational plan to support national governments to prepare for and respond to COVID‑19 in line with the Strategic preparedness and response plan.

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