Covid-19 Resources By Topic

WHO has defined four transmission scenarios for COVID-19:

  1. No cases: Countries with no cases (No cases)

  2. Sporadic cases: Countries with 1 or more cases, imported or locally detected

  3. Clusters of cases: Countries experiencing cases clustered in time, geographic location and/or common exposure

  4. Community transmission: Countries experiencing large outbreaks of local transmission

Click this document to access the preparedness, readiness and response actions for COVID-19 for each transmission:

Responding to Community Spread of COVID-19

Click this document to access technical guidance for government authorities, health workers, and other key stakeholders to guide response to community spread. For countries that are already preparing or responding, this document can also serve as a checklist to identify any remaining gaps:

The document below promotes two key messages:

  1. Key public health interventions regardless of transmission scenario; and

  2. Key action steps to be taken by transmission scenario to enable timely surge of clinical operations

Click this document to get a guide about the care of COVID-19 patients as the response capacity of health systems is challenged; to ensure that COVID-19 patients can access life- saving treatment, without compromising public health objectives and safety of health workers:

Diagnostic testing for COVID-19 is critical to tracking the virus, understanding epidemiology, informing case management, and to suppressing transmission. This document describes the strategic use of diagnostic testing in different transmission scenarios of the COVID-19 outbreak, from no cases to community transmission, including how testing might be rationalized when lack of reagents or testing capacity necessitates prioritization of certain populations or individuals for testing.

Click this document to access the Prioritized Laboratory Testing Strategy According to 4Cs Transmission Scenarios:

Click this document for a practical manual to set up and manage a SARI treatment centre and a SARI screening:

Click this document for national authorities and decision makers in countries that have introduced large scale public health and social measures. It offers guidance for adjusting public health and social measures, while managing the risk of a resurgence of cases:

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