This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
This policy brief focuses on the rapid re-organization of the health system that took place during the COVID -19 pandemic. It summarizes 16 recommendations to strengthen the health system response to COVID-19 , break the chains of transmission and to diagnose and treat cases while maintaining essential services. The 16 recommendations reflect the characteristics of COVID-19, existing evidence- and experience-informed practices in health system organization and financing, and emergent practices in the response to COVID-19 within the Region and globally. These action areas are explored in more depth in the accompanying technical guides. These recommendations are aimed at policy makers. Click here to read the policy brief.