“Ensuring free movement of essential health products is vital for saving lives & curbing the social & economic impacts of the #COVID19 pandemic”-@DrTedros #coronavirus

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“These facilities will also have longer-term benefits for health systems once the current #COVID19 crisis is over. It’s also vital that countries have sufficient supplies of diagnostics, protective equipment and other medical supplies”-@DrTedros #coronavirus

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“The manual covers structural design, infection prevention & control measures & ventilation systems. This is a life-saving instruction manual to deal with the surge of #COVID19 cases that some countries are facing right now”-@DrTedros #coronavirus

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“The manual covers setting up: -screening & triage at health facilities, using a repurposed building or a tent -community facilities to care for mild patients -a treatment centre, by repurposing hospital wards or entire 🏥, or by setting up a new 🏥 in a tent”-@DrTedros

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“To help countries manage the surge in #COVID19 cases while maintaining essential services, WHO has also published a detailed, practical manual on how to set up and manage treatment centres for COVID-19”-@DrTedros #coronavirus

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“That incl. ensuring an adequate 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️ to deal with the many health needs other than #COVID19. We’re pleased by the 20K #healthworkers in 🇬🇧 who have offered to return to work & that other countries such as 🇷🇺 are involving medical students & trainees in the response”-@DrTedros

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“This includes a set of targeted, immediate actions to reorganize & maintain access to high-quality essential health services: -routine vaccination -care during 🤰 & childbirth -treatment for infectious & noncommunicable diseases & mental health conditions -🩸 services”-@DrTedros

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