Strengthening the Health Systems Response to COVID-19: Technical Guidance #1: Maintaining Continuity of Essential Health Care Services While Mobilizing the Health Workforce for COVID-19 Response (1 April, 2020)   [open pdf - 714KB]

From the Introduction: "This paper is one of a suite of technical guidance papers developed by the WHO [World Health Organization] Regional Office for Europe, through its Incident Management Support Team, to provide practical information and resources for decision makers on measures to strengthen the health system response to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. The focus of the guidance is on maintaining continuity of essential health care services across the continuum of care while managing the COVID-19 response, including the supports and measures required to ensure that health workforce is mobilized and enabled to deliver the care required. It supports the operationalization by countries of the policy recommendations for the WHO European Region on strengthening the health system response to COVID-19 and, in particular, policy recommendations 7-10. The guidance will be updated on a regular basis using best available evidence and emergent country practice in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the WHO European Region."

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