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Strategic preparedness and response plan for the new coronavirus

World Health Organization

2020

Global

Policy Brief

covid-19 response plan public health

Strategic preparedness and response plan for the new coronavirus

Strategic preparedness and response plan for the new coronavirus

Prepared by the World Health Organisation (WHO), this strategic preparedness and response plan enumerates public health measures that the international community can provide to support countries in preparation and response to to COVID-19. It captures WHO’s learnings on the virus and translates them into strategic action that can inform the efforts of national and international partners when developing context-specific national and regional operational plans.

Contents

  • ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT
  • SITUATION ASSESSMENT
    • Epidemiological overview as of 1 February 2020
    • Risk assessment
    • Recommendations of the Emergency Committee
  • RESPONSE STRATEGY
    • Rapidly establishing international coordination and operational support
      • Partner coordination
      • Epidemiological analysis and forecasting
      • Risk communication and managing the infodemic
      • Laboratory and diagnostics
      • Technical expertise and guidance
      • Pandemic supply chain coordination
    • Scaling up country readiness and response operations
      • Country level coordination
      • Risk communication and community engagement
      • Surveillance
      • Points of entry
      • Rapid response teams
      • National laboratory system
      • Infection prevention and control
      • Case management and continuity of essential services
      • Logistics, procurement, and supply management
    • Accelerating priority research and innovation
      • Enhancing global coordination of all relevant stakeholders
      • Support a clear and transparent global research and innovation priority setting process
      • Build common platforms for standardized processes, protocols and tools, as well as for sharing specimens, data, and information
  • MONITORING FRAMEWORK
  • RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS

 

This was originally published on the WHO website.

 

Related documents:

COVID-19 Strategy Update

Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Planning and Response

Updated Country Preparedness and Response Status for COVID-19 as of 13 April 2020

 

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