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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

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

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

World Health Statistics 2020: A visual summary

Report

The World Health Statistics 2020 summarizes recent trends in life expectancy and reports on progress towards the main health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets. It also assesses the current availability of those data, and describes how WHO is supporting countries to improve health information systems and global health security. The 2020 edition also includes four indicators (relating to poliomyelitis, hypertension and obesity in adults and school age children) from the Thirteenth General Programme of Work 2019−2023 (GPW13).

Published by: World Health Organization

HEARTS D: diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes

Guide

This new HEARTS – D module on Diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes complements and expands the diabetes section of the HEARTS Technical Package developed for use in primary health-care facilities to improve cardiovascular health. This module brings together WHO guidance on diagnosis, classification and management of type 2 diabetes in one document. It is aligned with the WHO Package of Essential Noncommunicable Disease Interventions in Primary Health Care (WHO-PEN) and can be used independently or in conjunction with the other modules of the HEARTS technical package.

Published by: World Health Organization

Strategic preparedness and response plan for the new coronavirus

Strategy document

This strategic preparedness and response plan outlines the public health measures that the international community stands ready to provide to support all countries to prepare for and respond to COVID-19.

Published by: World Health Organization

Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) Learning Platform

Database

Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) has an interactive learning platform that allows users to  acquire knowledge on all PVRI related subjects. 

Published by: Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI)

Social Stigma associated with COVID-19

Guide

A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma for governments, media and local organisations working on the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Published by: IFRC, UNICEF, WHO

Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Article

The World Heath Organization published 6 mental health and psychosocial support coping strategies to deal with the stress which may arise as a result of the 2019-nCoV outbreak. 

Published by: World Health Organization

4 Healthy Habits

Database

Reducing risk factors from community members’ lifestyles, such as unhealthy diet, tobacco and physical inactivity, by incorporating behavior change methods for different target groups to meet the needs of different age groups.

Published by: International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)

Be He@lthy, Be Mobile

Article

Empowering people, communities and nations at large through mobile technology, which provides access to relevant information and services addressing the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

Published by: International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)

WHO Independent High-level Commission on NCDs

Report

WHO Independent High-level Comission on NCDs was established in 2017 to advise Dr. Tedros on ways to transform new opportunities to progress towards SDG target 3.4. The final report includes 8 recommendations on how to take action to best enable countries to achieve SDG target 3.4.

Published by: World Health Organization

WHO NCD Progress Monitor 2020

Report

WHO NCD Progress Monitor 2020 describes the achievements made by Member States on 10 indicators for NCDs. Within the report, country profiles include data on the population, percentage and number of deaths from NCDs, and the risk of premature death from the four main NCDs (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, or chronic respiratory diseases)- the indicator used to Monitor the Sustainable Development Goal target 3.4 on NCDs.

Published by: World Health Organization

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