COVID-19 & Health Topics

Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health

Air Quality

COVID-19: Recommendations for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning in Health Care Facilities, 21 May 2020

Chemical Safety

COVID-19: Recommendations on Chemical Safety for Cleaning and Disinfection Supplies, 11 May 2020

COVID-19: Recommendations for the Preparation of Disinfectant Solutions, 11 May 2020

The use of tunnels and other technologies for disinfection of humans using chemical aspersion or UV-C Light

Dengue

Dengue prevention and control during COVID-19 pandemic

Food Safety (Spanish and Portuguese only)

Buenas prácticas de higiene y distanciamiento físico | Em Português |

Orientaciones para la prevención en industrias de alimentos | Em Português |

Orientaciones para trabajadores de la producción primaria | Em Português |

Acciones frente la presencia de trabajadores con síntomas en el ambiente de trabajo | Em Português |

Orientaciones para los establecimientos de venta al por menor | Em Português |

Orientaciones de transportey entrega de productos alimentarios | Em Português |

HIV/AIDS

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  and HIV: Key Issues and Actions

WHO: Q&A on COVID-19, HIV and antiretrovirals

Malaria

Measures to ensure the continuity of the response to malaria in the Americas during the COVID-19 pandemic

Note on the implications of COVID-19 on policies for the use and procurement of antimalarial drugs in malaria-endemic countries in the Americas

Question and Answers: Malaria and the COVID-19 pandemic

WHO urges countries to ensure the continuity of malaria services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Neglected, Tropical and Vector Borne Diseases

Recommendation regarding the use of Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19

Tuberculosis

Information Note on Tuberculosis and COVID-19

Information Note Tuberculosis and COVID-19 (March 19, 2020)

Recommendations for laboratory diagnosis of TB during the COVID-19 pandemic

Vectors: Integrated management and public health entomology

Control of Aedes aegypti in the scenario of simultaneous transmission of COVID-19 | Portuguese version |

Veterinary Public Health

COVID-19 / Joint announcement on the novel coronavirus and dogs and cats  | Portuguese version |

Water and Sanitation

COVID-19: Recommendations for the Management of Municipal Wastewater, 11 May 2020

COVID-19: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Standards in Health Care Facilities, 11 May 2020

Recommendations for Cleaning and Disinfection in Homes with Suspected or Confirmed Cases of COVID-19, 11 May 2020

COVID-19: Recommendations for Cleaning and Disinfection Public Places: Supermarkets, Markets, Neighborhood Stores, Banks, Public Transport, and Others, 11 May 2020

COVID-19: Recommendations on Environmental Public Health for Temporary Shelters. Place where shelter, food, clothing, and health are temporarily provided to vulnerable people who cannot stay at home, 11 May 2020

COVID-19: Recommendations for the Cleaning and Disinfection of Sites Where People are Closely Confined and Deprived of Their Liberty: Penitentiaries, Prisons, and Migrant Detention Centers, May 21 2020

COVID-19: Environmental Public Health Recommendations for Collective Residential Places: Nursing Homes, Orphanages, and Other Collective Residential Places, 21 May 2020

COVID-19: Recommendations for Environmental Public Health Measures during Drought and Water Conservation, 11 May 2020

COVID-19: Recommendations for the Management of Solid Waste, 11 May 2020

COVID-19: Recommendations of Protective Measures for Sanitation Workers. Waste Water, Municipal Waste, Recycling, and Healthcare Waste, 11 May 2020

COVID-19: Recommendations for Cleaning and Disinfection of Homes without Suspected or Confirmed Cases, 8 May 2020

Legionella Control in Repurposed Building or Spaces: COVID-19: Preparedness and Control

Can COVID-19 spread through faeces?

What should I do if shop are sold out of hand sanitizer?

COVID-19: Recommendations to expand access to hand washing and its proper use

Key Recommendations on Water Sanitation and Hygiene: COVID-19 in the community | Portuguese version |

Key Recommendations on Water Sanitation and Hygiene: COVID-19. Healthcare facilities | Portuguese version |

Key Recommendations on Water Sanitation and Hygiene: COVID-19 Institutions responsible for water and sanitation | Portuguese version |

Family, Health Promotion and Life Course

Adolescents

Social media cards on adolescents and COVID-19

Infographic: Young people and COVID-19

Older adults

Social media cards on supporting older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic

Immunization

Immunization throughout the Life Course at the Primary Care Level in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic, 21 May 2020

Vaccination of Newborns in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic, 19 May 2020

The Immunization Program in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic Version 2- April 24 2020

Le programme de vaccination dans le contexte de la pandémie de COVID-19. Version 2. April 24 

WHO: Interim guidance for the poliomyelitis (polio) surveillance network in the context of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

WHO: Framework for decision-making: implementation of mass vaccination campaigns in the context of COVID-19

Influenza vaccination during the pandemic - videos for social media

WHO: Immunization in the context of COVID-19 pandemic: frequently asked questions (‎‎‎‎FAQ)‎‎‎‎, 16 April 2020
 

OMS: La vaccination dans le contexte de la pandémie de COVID-19

PAHO Director calls for continued immunization to avoid risk of other outbreaks during COVID-19 pandemic

Weekly Press Briefing on COVID-19: Director’s Opening Remarks on Immunization during the COVID-19 pandemic, April 28, 2020

Message from Dr. Etienne on Vaccination Week in the Americas during COVID-19

PAHO urges countries to maintain vaccination during COVID-19 pandemic

Summary on Advances in the Development of Vaccines against COVID-19, 3 April 2020

The Immunization Program in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic - March 2020

WHO: Guiding principles for immunization activities during the COVID-19 pandemic: interim guidance

WHO: Draft landscape of COVID-19 candidate vaccines - 26 March

Women's Health

Social media cards on pregnancy and breastfeeding during COVID-19

WHO: Q&A on COVID-19, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding

Workers' Health

Social media cards on COVID-19 and the workplace

COVID-19: Prevention Measures at Construction Sites. Prevention Measures for Managing COVID-19 Risks on Construction Sites to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus, Version 1.0 (April 2020)

COVID-19 : Mesures de Prévention sur les Chantiers. Mesures de prévention pour la gestion des risques liés à la COVID-19 sur les chantiers afin de prévenir la propagation du coronavirus, Version 1.0

Health Systems and Services

Bioethics

Ethics guidance on issues raised by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health

Alcohol

Fact-sheet: Alcohol and COVID-19: What you need to know

Handout: Alcohol and COVID-19: What you need to know

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and COVID-19, 20 May 2020

WHO: Q&A on COVID-19, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding

WHO: FAQ. Breastfeeding and COVID-19. For health care workers

Disabilities

WHO: Disability considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

Mental Health 

Web: Mental Health and COVID-19

WHO: Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak

WHO: A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma associated with COVID-19

IASC: Interim Briefing Note Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak

WHO: Doing What Matters in Times of Stress: An Illustrated Guide

Social media cards: Let´s talk

IASC: Children´s book: "My hero is you. How kids can fight COVID-19"

Handout: Managing the mental health of health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

IASC: Operational considerations for multisectoral mental health and psychosocial support programmes during the COVID-19 pandemic

IASC: Basic Psychosocial Skills- A Guide for COVID-19 Responders

Noncommunicable diseases

Web: NCDs and COVID-19

Rapid Assessment of COVID-19 Impact on NCD Programs in the Region of the Americas

Information note on COVID-19 and noncommunicable diseases

Social media cards: Noncommunicable diseases and COVID-19

Series of fact-sheets: What do I need to know about COVID-19: 

Fact-sheets for health providers

Physical Activity 

Social media postcards: Be active and stay healthy at home

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

Tobacco

WHO: Q&A on smoking and COVID-19

Violence Prevention 

COVID-19 and violence against women

Series of infographics: Addressing domestic violence in the context of COVID-19