April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Related Publications

By kenyares

Two recent pubs in light of the COVID-19 related discussions, shared by Dr. Jen Balkus.

 

The first from Nature, highlights the current response of several countries, including Kenya. These responses are important to consider for projects where in person interactions are needed, as those might not be feasible (or safe depending on the availability of PPE).

Strict lockdowns and rapid tests: How poorer countries are bracing for coronavirus
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00983-9

 

The second is guidance from the CDC issued on 3/27 about infection control activities in resource-limited settings, it is geared towards HCW but may have useful information regarding approaches to using and preserving PPE.

Strategic priority infection prevention and control (IPC) activities for containment and prevention of COVID-19 cases at healthcare facilities in non-US settings | CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/non-us-settings/ipc-healthcare-facilities-non-us.html