Maintaining essential health services: operational guidance for the COVID-19 context - Interim GuidanceOrganization: World Health Organization (WHO)
Countries around the world are facing the challenge of increased demand for care of people with COVID-19, compounded by fear, misinformation and limitations on movement that disrupt the delivery of health care for all conditions. Maintaining essential health services: operational guidance for the COVID-19 context recommends practical actions that countries can take at national, subregional and local levels to reorganize and safely maintain access to high-quality, essential health services in the pandemic context. It also outlines sample indicators for monitoring essential health services, and describes considerations on when to stop and restart services as COVID-19 transmission recedes and surges. This document expands on the content of pillar 9 of the COVID-19 strategic preparedness and response plan, supersedes the earlier Operational guidance for maintaining essential health services during an outbreak, and complements the recently-released Community-based health care, including outreach and campaigns, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is intended for decision-makers and managers at the national and subnational levels.
Product Type: Guide
Category:Program Planning and Delivery,Program Delivery and Evaluation,Clinics,Monitoring and Surveillance,Outbreaks and Pandemics,COVID-19 Program Planning and Delivery
Program Delivery and Evaluation
Monitoring and Surveillance
Outbreaks and Pandemics
Population: Children (All)
High Risk Children
High Risk Adults
Pregnant and Breastfeeding People
Resource Rating Breakdown
Ratings submitted by CANVax users for this resource are tallied to provide an average resource rating per category.
Using the comment box below, provide your feedback for this resource. Tell the immunization community how you used the resource, what worked, what didn't and the changes you made. The feedback provided will help inform the immunization community and improve upon the resource made available on CANVax.
All comments are anonymous. Submitted comments will be reviewed for approval by the CANVax team to ensure it meets content submission guidelines. Please note that although CANVax aims to approve comments in a timely manner, volume may result in delays.
You must login or register before you can submit a comment.