WHO recently published updated guidance, "Maintaining essential health services: operational guidance for the COVID-19 context". Health systems around the world are being challenged by increasing demand for care of people with COVID-19, compounded by fear, stigma, misinformation and limitations on movement that disrupt the delivery of health care for all conditions. When health systems are overwhelmed and people fail to access needed care, both direct mortality from an outbreak and indirect mortality from preventable and treatable conditions increase dramatically. Maintaining population trust in the capacity of the health system to safely meet essential needs and to control infection risk in health facilities is key to ensuring appropriate care-seeking behaviour and adherence to public health advice.
Download the Guide Here: https://www.who.int/publications-detail/10665-332240