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COVID-19 and NCDs

Accelerating Digital Inclusion in the New Normal

Accelerating digital inclusion and 5G deployment in the new normal -  Business & Industry

COVID-19 has highlighted how critical digital connectivity is to governments, businesses, and society, and has brought a newfound sense of urgency to the digital inclusion agenda. While the crisis has enabled hundreds of millions to participate online, it has also exacerbated the digital divide for 47% of the world’s population that remains unconnected. The post-COVID world will be more digital – requiring more connectivity, digital skills, and affordability.

Published by: World Economic Forum

COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs

Report

COVID Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs | World Economic Forum

The COVID-19 Action Agenda recognizes the vital role of social entrepreneurs as operating on the frontline of the crisis and as an important actor in centering a reset of capitalism around the needs of the most vulnerable. Through our COVID Social Enterprise Action Agenda, our hope is to mobilise the recognition, resources, and actions required for social entrepreneurs to play their part.

 

Published by: World Economic Forum

UN General Assembly's Resolution 74/306

Strategy document

United Nations General Assembly Seventy-fourth session Agenda items 14 and 120

Published by: United Nations

COVID-19 and non-communicable diseases: systematic mapping of registered clinical trials

Publication

The George Institute undertook a systematic analysis of global COVID-19 related registered clinical trials by mapping how they relate to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Our analysis outlines the current challenges, and provides recommendations about what we can do even better in the future.

Published by: The George Institute for Global Health

Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm - Unhealthy commodity industries and COVID-19

Report

Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm: Unhealthy commodity industries and COVID-19, authored by the NCD Alliance and the SPECTRUM Consortium, is a preliminary exposé and analysis of tactics and strategies adopted by the unhealthy commodity industries during the COVID-19 pandemic to date. The report outlines four main strategies - pandemic-tailored marketing campaigns and stunts, corporate social responsibility programmes, shaping policy environments, and fostering partnerships with governments, international agencies and NGOs, illustrated with dozens of examples shared from around the world.

Published by: NCD Alliance

Responding to noncommunicable diseases during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

Report

Responding to NCDs during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic describes why strong action on NCDs must be an integral part of the COVID-19 response, recovery and building back better and steps that should be taken immediately and in the longer term.

Published by: World Health Organization

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on noncommunicable disease resources and services: results of a rapid assessment

Report

This report presents the results of a rapid assessment conducted by the NCD Department in May 2020 detailing the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on NCD resources and services.  

Published by: World Health Organization

Pulse survey on continuity of essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic: interim report

Report

The Pulse survey on continuity of essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic aimed to gain initial insight from country key informants into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on essential health services across the life course. The survey results in this interim report can improve our understanding of the extent of disruptions across all services, the reasons for disruptions, and the mitigation strategies countries are using to maintain service delivery.

 

Published by: World Health Organization

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on noncommunicable disease resources and services: results of a rapid assessment

Report

This report presents the results of a rapid assessment conducted by the NCD Department in May 2020 detailing the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on NCD resources and services.  

 

Published by: World Health Organization

Mental health and psychsocial support- What is stress?

Guide

The purpose of this page is to provide frontline workers with the resources they need to deal with the stress they are feeling during COVID-19 in a healthy way otherwise, it might cause additional psychological problems for them.

Published by: World Health Organization

Community-based health care, including outreach and campaigns, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Guide

Community-based health care is an essential part of primary care at all times; in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the distinct capacity of trusted community members for social engagement and delivering care where it is needed is ever more critical. This joint WHO, UNICEF and IFRC guidance addresses the role of community-based health care in the pandemic context. It includes practical recommendations for decision makers to help keep communities and health workers safe, to sustain essential services at the community level, and to ensure an effective response to COVID-19. 

Published by: World Health Organization

Support for Rehabilitation: Self-Management after COVID-19 Related Illness

Publication

The Rehabilitation self-management leaflet provides basic exercises and advice for adults who have been severely unwell and admitted to the hospital with COVID-19. The leaflet assist in self-rehabilitation and recovery management, addressing specifically the common residual COVID-19 symptoms, specifically breathlessness, starting exercise, getting back to functional activities, mental health and post intubation symptoms such as voice weakness, eating, drinking and attention and memory deficits.

Published by: World Health Organization

Preventing and managing COVID-19 across long-term care services: Policy brief, 24 July 2020

Policy brief

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected older people disproportionately, especially those living in long-term care facilities. In many countries, evidence shows that more than 40% of COVID-19 related deaths have been linked to long-term care facilities, with figures being as high as 80% in some high-income countries.

Published by: World Health Organization

COVID-19 and violence against older people

Article

Violence against older people, who are already bearing the brunt of this pandemic, has risen sharply since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and imposition of lockdown measures. This document highlights some of the key findings.

Published by: World Health Organization

Q&A: Older people and COVID-19

Article

A resource on frequently asked questions and answers regarding older people and COVID-19.

Published by: World Health Organization

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