COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan: Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Purpose: "The purpose of this document is to provide a practical guide for the UNCTs [UN Country Teams] and partners to develop a CPRP [Country Preparedness and Response Plan] to immediately support national governments to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. The initial CPRP should be developed for a 3-month period from 1 February to 30 April in alignment with the SPRP [Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan]. Subsequent CPRPs will be developed based on the evolving situation and needs. This guide outlines the priority steps and actions to be included in the CPRP across the major areas of the public health preparedness and response: [1] Country-level coordination, planning, and monitoring; [2] Risk communication and community engagement; [3] Surveillance, rapid-response teams, and case investigation; [4] Points of entry; [5] National laboratories; [6] Infection prevention and control; [7] Case management; [8] Operations support and logistics. This guide does not supersede existing national guidance and plans. Rather, this guide should be used to rapidly adapt existing relevant national plans, including NAPHS [ National Action Plans for Health Security] and PIPPs [Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plans], and focus the support of the international community."

2020 World Health Organization. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/igo/]
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