Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Data as received by WHO from national authorities by 10:00 CEST, 25 July 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected older people disproportionately, especially those living in long-term care facilities. WHO has published a policy briefon preventing and managing COVID-19 across long-term care services.

Evelyn Narki Dowuona, a health worker at the Ga East Municipal Hospital in Accra, Ghana, speaks with WHO on the challenges of managing COVID-19.

WHO has released a set of practical steps for implementing the prescriptions of the WHO Manifesto for a healthy recovery from COVID-19. These prescriptions aim to create a healthier, fairer and greener world while investing to maintain and resuscitate the economy hit by the effects of the pandemic.

Prison nurse Deanna Mezendiscusses how life has changed under COVID-19 at one of the largest prisons in the United Kingdom.

Through the UHC Partnership, WHO has been working since 2011 to support Timor-Leste’s efforts to strengthen its health system. At the time of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 Timor-Leste had no identified isolation and quarantine facilities, limited surveillance capacity, and had just initiated in-country testing for COVID-19. Swift action from the Ministry of Health decisively transformed its fragile health system and preventedCOVID-19 from reaching communities.

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