Global Sources



Global Source


Global Sources


The World Health Organization (WHO) has dedicated resources for the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19 pandemic). COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. The organization has dedicated a number of resources that include: 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) International Infection Control Program has developed guidance to help implement strategies for COVID-19 prevention in healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries. The following documents are immediately available to assist with planning and implementation:

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) provides information and guidance on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The IASC Principals, supported by the IASC's Emergency Directors Group, are meeting regularly to assess the rapidly-evolving situation and determine necessary actions to urgently respond to the COVID-19 outbreak:

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) concludes that COVID-19 highlights what they had outlined in the 'Global Assessment on Risk 2019' that "risk is systemic, and crises are cascading". The organization has developed content and conducted webinars to find COVID-19 solutions that are inclusive: 

  • Quick Risk Estimation (QRE) Tool- was developed for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to develop a basic understanding of risk and how such comprehension can build resilience. It primarily works to support business owners identifying internal and external risks, provide a general evaluation of individual business risks, and strengthen riak awareness and communication between business owners.
  • UNDRR Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Brief: Leave no One Behind in COVID-19 Prevention, Response, and Recoveryis a brief that underlines the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on certain groups of people and offers some key policy recommendations to ensure no one is left behind in COVID-19 prevention, response, and recovery.
  • UNDRR Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Webinarsare 60 minutes episodes that provide the most relevant information and actionable recommendations on priority topics to support countries in their prevention, response and recovery efforts.

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