This brief offers practical guidance on how to use social listening as a tool to inform SBC programs. It is intended for global and regional SBC program implementers, evaluators, and donors in USAID priority countries.
This infographic illustrates how, since the outbreak of COVID-19, violence against women and girls (VAWG), and particularly domestic violence, has intensified.
The COVID-19 pandemic has unmasked underlying inequities. Measures such as lockdown and physical distancing have confined many people to isolated, unsafe places that may increase risk of gender-based violence (GBV).
This paper reviews the evidence on the promise of behavioral economics to improve health outcomes through provider-facing interventions in five critical health areas. The analysis draws from the limited existing evidence base on this topic to suggest where and how behavioral economics interventions may be most impactful and where further research may contribute most to building the knowledge base.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes that countries are at different stages of the COVID-19 epidemic/transmission scenario. However, public health measures that WHO recommends for all scenarios include social distancing. To ensure continuation of contraceptive access and services, including counseling and shared decision making, a number of adaptations to existing systems are required. In particular, maximizing the use of a “no-touch” approach to care whenever possible is essential.
To manage COVID-19 epidemics going forward, communities in the United States need: (1) ready access to rapid diagnostic tests for all symptomatic cases or those with a reasonable suspicion of COVID-19 exposure; (2) widespread serological testing to understand underlying rates of infection and identify those who have developed immunity and could potentially return to work or school without fear of becoming infected; and (3) the ability to trace all contacts of reported cases.
This chapter is part of the CDC Field Epidemiology Manual, which is a definitive guide to investigating acute public health events on the ground and in real time.
This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.
This page includes all the current technical guidance issued by the World Health Organization such as country-level coordination, clinical care, and risk communication. The site also includes scientific briefs.