COVID-19 guidance and ongoing research in the Americas


The Pan American Health Organization has put together a searchable database providing access to technical guidelines, scientific publications, and ongoing research protocols from the Americas and affected countries worldwide regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Recommendations and guidance from the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization are also included, making it a useful platform of trusted information for decision and policy-making authorities, researchers, health professionals, and individuals.

The literature is organized into three main categories: Save Lives, Protect Health Care Workers, and Slow the Spread. Other filters including subcategories, type of study, authorship, and language (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and others) are also available. Access here.

Recently published articles on COVID-19

Clinical trials of drug repositioning for COVID-19 treatment   

No evidence supports the use of ether and chloroform inhalation for treating COVID-19 

Recommendations for a safety dental care management during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic 

Comparing South Korea and Italy’s healthcare systems and initiatives to combat COVID-19

COVID-19 and newborn health: systematic review

To breastfeed or not to breastfeed? Lack of evidence on the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in breastmilk of pregnant women with COVID-19

The state of nursing in the world and the Region of the Americas at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic

Recommendations for communicating bad news by phone during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Ferritin levels and COVID-19

Ensuring health equity during the COVID-19 pandemic: the role of public health infrastructure

Coping with being cooped up: Social distancing during COVID-19 among 60+ in the United States

COVID-19 pandemic in Panama: lessons of the unique risks and research opportunities for Latin America