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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

Report: Masculinity and Alcohol Norm, Harms

Report

A new report launched by Scottish Health Action for Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) in England finds that masculinity and the alcohol norm is affecting men negatively and increasing alcohol harm among British males.

Read more here.

Published by: Movendi

WHO Guidance for Climate Resilient and Environmentally Sustainable Health Care Facilities

Publication

The aim of this guidance is to enhance the capacity of health care facilities to protect and improve the health of their target communities in an unstable and changing climate; and to empower health care facilities to be environmentally sustainable, by optimizing the use of resources and minimizing the release of waste into the environment. Climate resilient and environmentally sustainable health care facilities contribute to high quality of care and accessibility of services, and by helping reduce facility costs also ensure better affordability. They are, therefore, an important component of universal health coverage (UHC).

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Published by: World Health Organization

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

Countdown to 2030 WHO report on global trans fat elimination 2020

Report

In May 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) called for the global elimination of industrially produced TFA by 2023 and released the REPLACE action framework. The framework is a roadmap for countries to implement the prompt, complete and sustained elimination of industrially produced TFA from the food supply. In May 2019, WHO released six REPLACE modules, which provide practical, step-by-step implementation guidance to support governments. WHO recommends that countries adopt and implement one of two best-practice policy options for eliminating industrially produced TFA from the food supply.

Published by: World Health Organization

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

Global Obesity Observatory

Database

This interactive map allows users to explore many different aspects related to global obesity hosted by the World Obesity Federation.

Published by: World Obesity Federation

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

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