This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
This updated, comprehensive overview of the UN system response recounts the key guidance, lessons and support in the first six months of the pandemic – and points the way to the crucial steps that must follow to save lives, protect societies and recover better, leaving no one behind and addressing the very fragilities and gaps that made us so vulnerable in the first place. It also points the way toward addressing future shocks – above all from climate change – and toward overcoming the severe and systemic inequalities that have been so tragically exposed and exacerbated by the pandemic. The crisis has highlighted fragilities within and among nations, as well as in our systems for mounting a coordinated global response to shared threats. The response will therefore also need to engender a deep reflection on the very structures of societies, both nationally and internationally, and the ways in which countries cooperate for the common good. Coming out of this crisis will require a whole-of-society, whole-of-government and whole-of-the-world approach driven by compassion and solidarity. This document outlines the three point strategy response and the ways to sustain the response which can be useful for policy makers. Click here to read the document.