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Novel Coronavirus Information Center (Elsevier)

Elsevier’s free health and medical research on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19

Elsevier's Novel Coronavirus Information Center 

Here you will find expert, curated information for the research and health community on SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus) and COVID-19 (the disease).

All resources are free to access and include guidelines for clinicians and patients.

Coronavirus (World Health Organisation)

Information and advice presented as an Overview, Prevention and Symptoms to help healthcare workers and the general public to stay informed

There is a section on staying safe, situation updates and latest research

WHO Infection Prevention and Control evidence, guidelines and publications

Helpful IP&C Evidence, guidelines and publications from WHO

"Setting standards provided through the development of WHO evidence-based recommendations and operating procedures, helps guide appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) practices. Guidelines give direction on the effective application of IPC programmes, the safe use of invasive devices, the right infrastructure and resources to achieve good IPC standards, including actions such as hand hygiene at the point of care. These guidelines based on systematic reviews, provide practical country examples, and draw together expert consensus.  Developed by WHO they focus on implementation and mean that countries and health facilities can prioritise practical actions for improvement"

 

 

Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit Overview (WHO)

WHO's IPC Global Unit is leading a new approach to strengthen national and international capacity, improve practices and behaviour to make health care safer and free from avoidable infections. To support Member States, the team collaborates with others to produce and adapt key strategies, guidelines, tools and other resources, with the vision of protecting the lives of patients and health workers across the world through excellence in IPC.

CMO: we must work together to make our world safer and healthier

England’s Chief Medical Officer and UK Chief Medical Adviser, Professor Dame Sally Davies final report makes clear that by focusing purely on domestic health, we risk failing to control the shifting tide of global threats. Diseases and their determinants do not respect international borders. Ebola, antimicrobial resistance and widening health inequalities are already presenting significant challenges

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