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 | English | 2020

Joint WFP and UNICEF Multisectoral Checklist for School Reopening and School based Nutrition in the context of COVID-19

The World Food Programme and UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Offices jointly published a non-exhaustive list of recommended multi-sectoral actions to consider as part of the short and longer-term planning for and implementation of school reopening and school-based nutrition in the context of COVID-19.

Journal Article | English | 2020

Preventive malaria treatment among school-aged children in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analyses

Journal article published in the Lancet on December 1, 2020.

Report | English | 2020

The Hidden Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Families with Disabilities

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. The results and recommendations shared in this resource focus on the various impacts of COVID-19 on children and parents/caregivers with disabilities and their families.

The Hidden Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Families with Disabilities3.51 MB
Report | English | 2020

Children with disabilities: Ensuring their inclusion in COVID-19 response strategies and evidence generation

This report developed by UNICEF highlights the unique impact of COVID-19 on children with disabilities and provides guidance on how to assess the impact of the pandemic on these children. Actionable steps to protect them involve the deliberate inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in every stage of the COVID-19 response. Also accessible on the UNICEF website.

Children with disabilities: Ensuring their inclusion in COVID-19 response strategies and evidence generation541.53 KB
Report | English | 2020

A Case for Local Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Africa in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This paper discusses the issue of scaling up the local pharmaceutical production in Africa as an opportunity, as well as a necessity, to tackle local epidemics of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV, as well as non-communicable diseases whose control could be undermined by the scale of the COVID-19 outbreak. Also available on the Pamela Steele Associates Ltd website.

A Case for Local Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Africa in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic581.54 KB
Guide | English | Niger | 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Response Plan

The COVID-19 preparedness and response plan, created by the Ministry of Health in Niger. Also available on WHO Regional Office for Africa website

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Response Plan6.79 MB
Guide | English | Mali | 2020

INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (IPC) FOR THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

The national infection prevention and control (PCI) plan for COVID-19 in Mali. Also available on ministry of health website

INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (IPC) FOR THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)749.47 KB
Guide | English | Liberia | 2020

Interim Guidance On Clinical Care For Patients With Covid-19 In Liberia

Clinical guidance for care of patients with COVID-19 in Liberia, developed by the Ministry of Health and National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL). Also accessible on the Ministry of Health website.

Interim Guidance On Clinical Care For Patients With Covid-19 In Liberia1.73 MB
Guide | English | Ghana | 2020

Provisional Standard Treatment Guidelines for Novel Coronavirus Infection

Provisional clinical guidance for the treatment of COVID-19 in all age groups developed by the Ministry of Health, Ghana in June, 2020. Also accessible on the Ministry of Health website.

Provisional Standard Treatment Guidelines for Novel Coronavirus Infection1.98 MB
Guide | English | Nigeria | 2020

National Interim Guidelines for Clinical Management of COVID-19

Nigeria's national clinical guidelines developed in 2020 for the management of COVID-19 patients in all age groups. Also accessible on the Ministry of Health website.

National Interim Guidelines for Clinical Management of COVID-191.12 MB
Guide | English | Kenya | 2020

Guidelines on the Management of Pediatric Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Clinical guidelines developed by the Kenyan Ministry of Health for the management of pediatric patients with COVID-19. Also accessible on the Ministry of Health website.

Guidelines on the Management of Pediatric Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic5.19 MB
Guide | English | Kenya | 2020

Interim Guidance on Continuity of Essential Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Guidance developed by the Kenyan Ministry of Health on continuing essential health services in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also accessible on the Ministry of Health website.

Interim Guidance on Continuity of Essential Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic2.01 MB
Guide | English | Ethiopia | 2020

National Comprehensive COVID-19 Clinical Management Handbook for Ethiopia (2nd Edition)

Ethiopia's national clinical guidance on the management of COVID-19 for all age groups. Also accessible on the Ministry of Health, Ethiopia website.

National Comprehensive COVID-19 Clinical Management Handbook for Ethiopia (2nd Edition)1.91 MB
Guide | English | 2020

Continuing essential Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health services during COVID-19 pandemic

Operational guidance developed by the World Health Organization for South and South-East Asia and Pacific regions on maintaining good quality and equitable sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also accessible on the WHO website.

Continuing essential Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health services during COVID-19 pandemic1.66 MB
Report | English | 2020

Update 39 – What we know about COVID-19 transmission in schools

This technical report was produced by the World Health Organization to update the public on the transmission of COVID-19 in schools. Also accessible on the WHO website.

What we know about COVID-19 transmission in schools3.26 MB
Report | English | 2020

Pulse survey on continuity of essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic: interim report, 27 August 2020

This survey developed by the World Health Organization aimed to gain initial insight from country key informants into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on essential health services across the life course. Also accessible on the WHO website.

Pulse survey on continuity of essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic: interim report, 27 August 20201.38 MB
Guide | English | 2020

Operational guidance on Nutrition Sectoral/Cluster Coordination in the context of COVID-19

The purpose of this document is to guide Nutrition Sector/Cluster coordination mechanisms at the national level on the adaptation of the core cluster coordination functions and working modalities, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accessible on ReliefWeb.

Operational guidance on Nutrition Sectoral/Cluster Coordination in the context of COVID-19244.37 KB
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