Protect the Progress: Rise, Refocus, Recover, 2020 highlights that since the Every Woman Every Child movement was launched 10 years ago, spearheaded by the United Nations Secretary-General, there has been remarkable progress in improving the health of the world’s women, children and adolescents.

Countries around the world are taking broad public health and social measures (PHSM), including closure of schools, to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19.1 This Annex examines considerations for school operations, including openings, closures and re-openings and the measures needed to minimize the risk to students

With the number of under-five deaths at an all-time recorded low of 5.2 million in 2019, disruptions in child and maternal health services due to the COVID-19 pandemic are putting millions of additional lives at stake.

These landscape documents have been prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO) for information purposes only concerning the 2019-2020 global of the novel coronavirus.

WHO published in 2017 the Guidelines on integrated care for older people. Integrated care for older people (ICOPE) reflects a community-based approach that will help to reorient health and social services towards a more person-centred and coordinated model of care that supports optimizing functional ability for older people.

Disruptions of essential health services were reported by nearly all countries, and more so in lower-income than higher-income countries finds this first indicative survey on the impact of COVID-19 on health systems by the WHO

This report is the combined effort of four UN agencies (FAO, WFP, WHO, UNICEF) and the Government of Pakistan coming together to present the overall picture of where Pakistan stands in the efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition.

This document is an update of interim guidance entitled Considerations for quarantine of individuals in the context of containment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), published on 19 March 2020. This version is restricted to the use of quarantine for contacts of confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19.

As schools worldwide struggle with reopening,the latest data from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) reveal that 43 per cent of schools around the world lacked access to basic handwashing with soap and water in 2019 – a key condition for schools to be able to operate safely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This scientific brief provides an overview of the modes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, what is known about when infected people transmit the virus, and the implications for infection prevention and control precautions within and outside health facilities. This scientific brief is not a systematic review.

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