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For the future : towards the healthiest and safest Region : a vision for the WHO work with Member States and partners in the Western Pacific
"For the future : Towards the healthiest and safest Region : A vision for the WHO work with Member States and partners in the Western Pacific", the document sets out thematic priorities for WHO work in the Western Pacific Region for the next five years, as well as a series of ideas for collectively responding to current and future health challenges.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak this risk communication package for healthcare facilities provides healthcare workers (HCWs) and healthcare facility management with the information, procedures, and tools required to safely and effectively work. The package contains a series of simplified messages and reminders based on WHO's more in-depth technical guidance on infection prevention and control in healthcare facilities in the context of COVID-19: "Infection prevention and control during health care when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is ...
Calibrating long-term non-pharmaceutical interventions for COVID-19 : principles and facilitation tools
Countries and areas in the Western Pacific Region have implemented strict non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) against novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), aiming to interrupt or reduce transmission. While effective in controlling the epidemic, some of these measures have significant socioeconomic costs and may negatively impact the physical and emotional well-being of populations. This document proposes guiding principles and five steps for countries to implement an NPI strategy that balances epidemiological benefit and socioeconomic costs.
Preparing for large-scale community transmission of COVID-19 : guidance for countries and areas in the WHO Western Pacific Region
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was declared a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020. The situation continues to evolve rapidly in China and internationally, and further spread of the virus should be anticipated. This document is a guide for national authorities who are responsible for managing public health responses to COVID-19.
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This document provides interim guidance on environmental cleaning and disinfection when a COVID-19 case is suspected or confirmed in non-health-care settings, such as hotels and other public places. Environmental cleaning and disinfection procedures should be followed consistently and correctly. Surfaces must be cleaned prior to disinfection. Disinfectants that are active against enveloped viruses such as the COVID-19 virus should be used.
Better laws for better health : Western Pacific regional action agenda on strengthening legal frameworks for health in the Sustainable Development Goals
Legal frameworks - instruments of law and the institutions responsible for putting them into effect - are essential to advance universal health coverage and achieve health in the Sustainable Development Goals. This Action Agenda aims to assist Member States in developing, implementing, and evaluating legal frameworks to enhance the rule of law and expand the role of law in health. The document highlights priority action areas that countries may consider, provides guidance on navigating complex law-making processes and emphasizes the importance ...
Have you ever heard about viral hepatitis? If you would like to know what viral hepatitis is and how the diseases can affect you and your loved ones, this book can give you the answers. More importantly, in this book you can learn how viral hepatitis is transmitted and how you can protect yourself from getting infected and what would you do if you have infected with one of the hepatitis viruses. If you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant, this book will be useful for you to learn how to protect your child from viral hepatitis. If you are living ...