COVID-19: guidelines supporting healthcare systems

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This Collection contains technical guidelines from leading global institutions to support the operation of medical centres responding to the COVID-19 virus. Current guidance comes from the European Center for disease prevention and control, Centre Hospitalier de Grenoble, Elsevier, Health Protection Surveillance Center, Public Health England, Stadt Essen and the World Health Organisation, ARUP, British Thoracic Society.

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This Collection is part of an on-going series of linked Collections of operational guidance on responding to COVID-19. Some documents are available in English and French, and one resource in German.

You might find other helpful collections on supporting healthcare systems that are not specific to COVID-19 below, on WASH and the elderly or schools, health and shelter, medical supply chains.


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Cette Collection contient des directives techniques venant des principales institutions mondiales pour soutenir le fonctionnement des centres médicaux répondant au virus COVID-19. Les documents actuels proviennent du Centre européen de prévention et de contrôle des maladies, du Centre Hospitalier de Grenoble, de la ville d'Essen, d’Elsevier, du Health Protection Surveillance Center, de Public Health England et de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé.

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Cette collection fait partie d'une série de Collections de guides opérationnels sur la réponse au COVID-19.Certains documents sont disponibles en anglais et en français, l'un en allemand.

Vous pouvez trouver ci-dessous d'autres collections qui ne sont pas dédiées au COVID-19 ci-dessous, sur l'eau, l'hygiène et l'assainissement pour les personnes âgées et les écoles, la santé et les conditions d'abri et les chaines d'approvisionnement en matériel de santé.

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Introduction to Medical Supply Chains in Humanitarian Responses (HLA)

This collection houses all resources on Introduction to Medical Supply Chains in Humanitarian Responses in the Humantiarian Logistics Knowledge Base by the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA). The resources are ordered by sub-collections, linked below, by the different perspectives on the topic.
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WASH and Health Guidelines

The "WASH and Health Guidelines" Collection compiles recent humanitarian practices on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), aiming to improve the health levels of affected populations. According to European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, "Water, sanitation and hygiene (also known as WASH) are closely connected sectors and essential for good public health. In emergency and crisis situations, providing access to clean water in sufficient quantities is paramount. Basic sanitation and hygiene education are important for a healthy living environment. [...]. Lack of access to clean water and to basic sanitation, and low hygiene standards increase the vulnerability of people to epidemic outbreaks." To learn more about this, visit:

WASH: Sanitation Resources

The "WASH: Sanitation Resources" Collection aims to support procedures that promote sanitation in humanitarian contexts. As declared by WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on 1 October 2018, “Sanitation prevents disease and promotes human dignity and well-being, making it the perfect expression of WHO’s definition of health, as expressed in its constitution, as “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. . . The guidelines recognize that safe sanitation systems underpin the mission of WHO, its strategic priorities and the core mission of ministries of health globally.”