Protecting populations in vulnerable situations in the context of COVID-19

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Join us Friday, Dec. 11, 9:30-11:00 EST for the launch of the “Guidance for implementing non-pharmaceutical public health interventions in populations in vulnerable situations in the context of COVID-19.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only exposed the vast inequalities and inequities in the Region of the Americas but has also exacerbated them. During the event, the Guidance for implementing non-pharmaceutical public health interventions in populations in vulnerable situations in the context of COVID-19 includes guidance on how to improve the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI)  will be presented. The event will be a space to reflect on the need to consider the socio-economic context and heterogeneity of the populations in vulnerable situation when implementing public health measures. For this to happen, we need to identify and prioritize those populations, based on how we identify and characterized the vulnerabilities in health.

The Guidance document aims to support national and local governments in identifying those conditions that generate vulnerabilities in certain groups and to provide guidance on how to improve the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI) – such as school and business closures, confinement at home, restrictions on transportation, and others – by ensuring that everyone can adhere to them, especially those populations in vulnerable situations.

Translation will be available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Register here.