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Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

Guide

WHO and public health authorities around the world are acting to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. However, this time of crisis is generating stress throughout the population. The considerations presented in this document have been developed by the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Use as a series of messages that can be used in communications to support mental and psychosocial well-being in different target groups during the outbreak.

Published by: World Health Organization

Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

WHO and public health authorities around the world are acting to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. However, this time of crisis is generating stress throughout the population. The considerations presented in this document have been developed by the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Use as a series of messages that can be used in communications to support mental and psychosocial well-being in different target groups during the outbreak.

Published by: World Health Organization

Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

Guide

WHO and public health authorities around the world are acting to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. However, this time of crisis is generating stress throughout the population. The considerations presented in this document have been developed by the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Use as a series of messages that can be used in communications to support mental and psychosocial well-being in different target groups during the outbreak.

Published by: World Health Organization

Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

Guide

WHO and public health authorities around the world are acting to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. However, this time of crisis is generating stress throughout the population. The considerations presented in this document have been developed by the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Use as a series of messages that can be used in communications to support mental and psychosocial well-being in different target groups during the outbreak.

Published by: World Health Organization

Considerations for the provision of essential oral health services in the context of COVID-19

Article

The purpose of this document is to address specific needs and considerations for essential oral health services in the context of COVID-19 in accordance with WHO operational guidance on maintaining essential health services.

 

Published by: World Health Organization

Learning from NCD Child Advocacy Workshops and Projects: Building Future Policy Opportunities for Health and Education

Report

This report focuses on the future, drawing on experiences from past NCD Child workshops and small grants. It explores the potential for increased collaboration between the health and education sectors, as key drivers of the response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), to build a framework for future policy advocacy to address NCDs in children, adolescents, and young people.

Published by: NCD Child

Digital Health: A Strategy to Maintain Health Care for People Living with Noncommunicable Diseases during COVID-19

Strategy document

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the main cause of death and disability worldwide. Effective management of these chronic conditions depends largely on continuous, responsive, accessible, and quality services and successful patient engagement and self-management. Digital health, and in particular telemedicine visits, electronic records, and electronic prescriptions, have already demonstrated having advantages in successfully ensuring continuity of care, especially when services are disrupted, as well as monitoring and evaluating interventions for NCDs.

Published by: World Health Organization

Cancer country profiles 2020

Database

The aim of the WHO Cancer Country Profile is to synthesize the current status of cancer control for each WHO Member States (194 total) as well as by WHO Regions (6 total). These profiles establish an updated country baseline and support monitoring trends toward the achievement of global commitments including Sustainable Development Goal target 3.4 to reduce premature mortality, the Elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem and Global initiative for childhood cancer

Published by: World Health Organization

COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Article

The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting indigenous peoples, exacerbating underlying structural inequalities and pervasive discrimination. These serious impacts need to be specifically addressed in the response to and aftermath of this crisis.1

Published by: United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Comissioner

SparkBlue

Database

SparkBlue is an online engagement community powered by UNDP. Spark an Idea, Spark a Conversation, Spark Change.

 

Published by: United Nations Development Programme

Policy Brief of the UN Secretary-General: A Disability-Inclusive Response to COVID-19

Policy brief

The global crisis of COVID-19 is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing the extent of exclusion and highlighting that work on disability inclusion is imperative. People with disabilities—one billion people— are one of the most excluded groups in our society and are among the hardest hit in this crisis in terms of fatalities.

Published by: United Nations

COVID-19 and beyond: banning tobacco and e-cigarettes in public places is a public health must

Article

There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke Following the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, 15 countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region took a bold decision to ban waterpipe use temporarily in public places. This is in addition to the two countries that had already banned it previously, making the total number of countries that have banned waterpipe use in public places 17. Waterpipe use was identified as a possible means for the spread of COVID-19 due to its communal use, which involves the sharing of a single mouthpiece and hose, and customary use in social gatherings, which makes physical distancing impossible.

Published by: World Health Organization

Tobacco and waterpipe use increases the risk of COVID-19

Guide

This Q&A is based on, and benefitted from, the most recent evidence on COVID-19 and tobacco use. Although evidence is still accumulating on the links between COVID-19 and tobacco, waterpipe and e-products use, current research suggests a possible association between smoking and increasing severity of COVID-19 symptoms. Therefore, it is important to raise awareness in this area. There are still research gaps that need to be addressed. As more research data become available, the Q&A will be updated accordingly.

Published by: World Health Organization

Q&A: Tobacco and COVID-19

Guide

Questions and answers on tobacco and COVID-19.

Published by: World Health Organization

Smoking and COVID-19: Scientific Brief

Article

The harms of tobacco use are well-established. Tobacco causes 8 million deaths every year from cardiovascular diseases, lung disorders, cancers, diabetes, and hypertension.1 Smoking tobacco is also a known risk factor for severe disease and death from many respiratory infections.2-4 In the COVID-19 pandemic, questions have been asked about clinical outcomes for smokers, and whether they are equally susceptible to infection, and if nicotine has any biological effect on the SAR-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19)

Published by: World Health Organization

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