Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) technical guidance by WHO RCCE action plan: COVID-19 preparedness - Page 24

GENERAL INFORMATION NEEDED BY MOST AUDIENCES ABOUT COVID-19 What are health authorities and other partners doing to respond to the outbreak? (These topics will need to be continuously updated) What international agencies Regularly updated information can be found at are doing https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situa- tion-reports/ https://www.unicef.org/stories/novel-coronavirus-outbreak-what-parents- -should-know https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/press-release/red-cross-scales-preparedness-glo- bal-response-novel-coronavirus-declared-international-health-emergency/ What are your country’s Seek this information during COVID-19 management meetings or from national and local health national situation reports authorities and partners doing? What important issues are emerging about the outbreak and what needs to be done? These are likely to be controversial because they often have policy implications or focus on overcoming barriers. Vaccine development and https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses challenges Risks and advice to travellers https://www.who.int/ith/2019-nCoV_advice_for_international_traffic/en/ Availability of medical supplies Seek this information during COVID-19 management meetings or from and personnel national situation reports Capacities of health facilities to Seek this information during COVID-19 management meetings or from meet COVID-19 demand national situation reports Specific Content Needed for Varied Stakeholders Health care providers Laboratory testing for https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/techni- COVID-19 cal-guidance/laboratory-guidance WHO has international protocols, but local guidelines and locations need to be communicated as well Travelers Screening protocols at airports and borders Recommended precautions for travelers 24 | RC C E A C T I O N P L A N G U I DA N C E | C O V I D - 19 P R E PA R E D N E S S A N D R E S P O N S E