Resources

Welcome to the Child Health Task Force Resource Library. This database hosts a range of documents from agencies and organizations working on child health programming. When using the search function, please be as specific as possible. More specific search language will return the most appropriate results. Resources are available for download for further reading and can be sent via email or other social media platforms for ease of sharing.

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Tool | | | 2020

Infant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations When COVID-19 is Suspected or Confirmed

A new counselling package has been developed in collaboration between UNICEF and USAID Advancing Nutrition, with technical support from the Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) Core Group, represented by Save the Children and Safely Fed Canada. The package includes 10 Counselling Cards and a Recommended Practices Booklet, reflecting global guidelines. The package provides both easy-to-understand recommended practices for counselors and user-friendly graphics that can be used with low-literacy communities in different contexts. Infant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations When COVID-19 is Suspected or Confirmed Booklet2.71 MBIYCF Counseling Card Package18.5 MB

Tool | English | | 2020

FAQ & Decision Tree: Breastfeeding & COVID-19 for Healthcare Workers

This FAQ complements the WHO interim guidance: Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) when COVID-19 disease is suspected and provides responses to questions that have arisen about the recommendations in regards to breastfeeding. FAQ & Decision Tree: Breastfeeding & COVID-19 for Healthcare Workers491.14 KB

Report | English | | 2020

The Hidden Impact of COVID-19 on Children's Health and Nutrition

This report is informed by Save the Children's global research series to generate rigorous evidence on how the COVID-19 pandemic and measures implemented to mitigate it are impacting children’s health, nutrition, learning, wellbeing, protection, family finances and poverty. Data was collected from 31,683 parents and caregivers and 13,477 children ages 11 to 17 from 46 countries, resulting in the largest and most comprehensive survey of children and families during the COVID-19 crisis to date. The Hidden Impact of COVID-19 on Children's Health and Nutrition3.69 MB

Guide | English | | 2020

Interim Guidance - Public Health and Social Measures for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Operations in Low Capacity and Humanitarian Settings

This Interim Guidance from the IASC, outlines how key public health and social measures needed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread and the impact of the disease can be adapted for use in low capacity and humanitarian settings. The Guidance is intended for humanitarian and development actors of all operational levels working with communities, as well as local authorities involved in COVID-19 preparedness and response operations in these settings, in support of national and local governments and plans. Interim Guidance - Public Health and Social Measures for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Operations in Low Capacity and Human639.33 KB

Guide | English | | 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination: Supply and logistics guidance

WHO guidance for countries on how to develop their COVID-19 vaccine supply chain strategies and how to safely design, implement, and improve upon their vaccine distributions. Also accessible on the WHO website.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Supply and logistics guidance919.04 KB
Tool | English | | 2021

COVID-19’s Impact on Health Product Supply- Assessment & Recommendations

This document is regularly updated by the Global Fund to contain their most recent assessment of COVID-19's impact on core health product supplies and recommendations for implementing partners on how to manage the impact. Also accessible on the Global Fund's website.

COVID-19’s Impact on Health Product Supply- Assessment & Recommendations110.07 KB
Guide | English | | 2021

WHO’s Emergency Global Supply Chain System (COVID-19) catalogue

This catalogue lists all medical devices, including personal protective equipment, medical equipment, medical consumables, single use devices, laboratory and test-related devices that may be requested through the COVID-19 Supply Portal. Accessible on the WHO website.

WHO’s Emergency Global Supply Chain System (COVID-19) catalogue339.45 KB
Action Plan | English | | 2020-2021

COVID-19 Global Risk Communication and Community Engagement Strategy

This strategy is designed to support risk communication, community engagement (RCCE) staff working with national health authorities, as well as other partners, to develop, implement and monitor an effective action plan for communicating effectively with the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Accessible on UNICEF's website.

COVID-19 Global Risk Communication and Community Engagement Strategy1.08 MB
Guide | English | | 2021

The role of community health workers in COVID-19 vaccination: Implementation support guide

 This guide developed by the WHO outlines roles and opportunities for CHWs in national vaccination plans. Also accessible on the WHO website.

The role of community health workers in COVID-19 vaccination: Implementation support guide451.73 KB
Guide | | | 2020

Interim Guidance - Community-based health care, including outreach and campaigns, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

This guidance, developed by the IFRC, WHO, and UNICEF, outlines the role of community-based health care and adaptations to keep people safe, maintain the continuity of essential services, and ensure an effective response to COVID-19. Also accessible on the WHO website.

Interim Guidance - Community-based health care, including outreach and campaigns, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic1.56 MB
Guide | English | | 2020

Paediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome temporally associated with COVID-19 (PIMS) - guidance for clinicians

This document for clinicians, which has been developed after expert review of the cases, includes a case definition and approach to clinical management. Also accessible on the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) website.

Paediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome temporally associated with COVID-19 (PIMS) - guidance for clinicians154.42 KB
Guide | English | | 2020

WHO Case Report Form and Scientific Brief: Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents temporally related to COVID

In response to reports from Europe and North America describing clusters of children with a multisystem inflammatory condition potentially linked to COVID-19 and the urgent need for collection of standardized data describing clinical presentations, severity, outcomes, and epidemiology, WHO has developed a preliminary case definition and case rep WHO Case Report Form and Scientific Brief: Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents temporally related to C193.64 KB

Tool | English | | 2020

Clinical Care of Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) Toolkit - COVID-19 Adaptation

This toolkit is intended for clinicians working in acute care hospitals in low- and middle-income countries, managing adult and paediatric patients with acute respiratory infection, including severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis and septic shock. Also accessible on the WHO website.

Clinical Care of Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) Toolkit - COVID-19 Adaptation4.45 MB
Guide | English | | 2021

Clinical Management of COVID-19 - Interim Guidance

This WHO guidance document is intended for clinicians caring for COVID-19 patients during all phases of their disease (i.e. Clinical Management of COVID-19 - Interim Guidance2.38 MB

Guide | English | | 2020

Guidance on developing a national deployment and vaccination plan for COVID-19 vaccines

Updated guidance from the WHO and UNICEF on how to develop and strengthen a national deployment and vaccination plan. Also accessible on the WHO website.

Guidance on developing a national deployment and vaccination plan for COVID-19 vaccines1016.56 KB
Guide | English | | 2020

Interim Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools

WHO, UNICEF and IFRC recommend clear and actionable guidance for school administrators, teachers and staff; caregivers and parents; as well as students and children. The recommendations focus on safe operations through the prevention, early detection and control of COVID-19 in schools and other educational facilities. The American Academy of Pediatrics also offers COVID-19 Guidance for Safe Schools. Interim Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools740.47 KB

Guide | English | | 2020

Continuing essential sexual reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health services during COVID-19 pandemic - practical considerations

This document builds upon the previous Regional Guidance published, which provided high-level guidance to countries for continuing good quality and equitable sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (SRMNCAH) services during the COVID19 pandemic. Continuing essential sexual reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health services during COVID-19 pandemic - pr1.84 MB

Guide | English | | 2020

Maintaining Essential Health Services: Operational guidance for the COVID-19 context interim guidance

This document recommends practical actions that countries can take at national, sub-regional and local levels to reorganize and safely maintain access to high-quality, essential health services in the pandemic context. Maintaining Essential Health Services: Operational guidance for the COVID-19 context interim guidance1.25 MB

Guide | English | | 2020

Operational Planning Guidance to Support Country Preparedness and Response

WHO's overarching practical guide for UN Country Teams and partners to develop a COVID-19 strategic Preparedness and Response Plan to provide immediate support to national governments to prepare for and respond to COVID-19. Also accessible on the WHO website.

Operational Planning Guidance to Support Country Preparedness and Response2.15 MB
Presentation | English | Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania | 2021

ECD & Nutrition Panel Presentation (SickKids, WVI, CRS) - July 29, 2021

Presentation slides from the panel discussion, Early Childhood Development and Nutrition: Experiences promoting holistic nurturing care in nutrition services, hosted by the Nutrition subgroup on July 29, 2021. The speakers were: Allison Daniel (SickKids), Colleen Emary (World Vision International), and Elena McEwan (Catholic Relief Services)

ECD & Nutrition Panel Presentation (SickKids, WVI, CRS) - July 29, 20217.63 MB