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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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 | 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 | 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
Guide | Pakistan | 2020

Pakistan Ministry of National Health Services, Management of COVID-19 in Children

These clinical guidelines for the management of COVID-19 in children were published on July 7, 2020 by the Government of Pakistan, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination. They can be accessed on the Ministry's website here and within their library of COVID-19 guidelines here.

National Guidelines Management of COVID-19 in Children: Pakistan Ministry of National Health Services1.72 MB
Report | 2020

Protect a Generation: The impact of COVID-19 on children's lives (Save the Children, 2020)

Save the Children conducted a survey of children and their caregivers to give voice to the indirect impacts of COVID-19 on child health and wellbeing. The findings, presented in this report, represent 25,000 respondents (including 8,000 children) from 37 countries across the globe. Along with this report, Save the Children published six thematic briefs on the Hidden Impact of COVID-19 on Children which can be found on their website here.

Protect a Generation: The impact of COVID-19 on children's lives (Save the Children, 2020)3.85 MB
Tool | English | Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria | 2020

Critical Shifts and Principles for Good TA

The critical shifts and principles for good TA were developed through the Re-imagining Technical Assistance for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Health Systems Strengthening project in the DRC and Nigeria. To learn more about the project and co-creation process, please see this page on our work in countries.

An updated version of the principles framework is linked here.

Critical Shifts and Principles for Good TA842.15 KB
English | 2020

Quality of Care Subgroup End of Year Letter 2020

This letter sent by the co-chairs of the Quality of Care subgroup to Task Force members on December 15, 2020 highlights accomplishments from 2020 and priorities for 2021. 

Quality of Care Subgroup End of Year Letter 2020228.96 KB
Presentation | English | 2020

2020 Membership Pulse Check Survey Results Presentation

Presentation slides from the Child Health Task Force Membership Meeting on December 15, 2020. The presentation included a summary of results from the 2020 Membership Pulse Check Survey, discussion questions to gather more feedback from members, and a tutorial of the website. You can read the full report for the 2020 Membership Pulse Check Survey here.

2020 Membership Pulse Check Survey Results Presentation1003.68 KB
Report | English | 2020

COVID-19 and Fragile Settings: UHC2030 Policy Brief - December, 2020

This policy brief was developed by UHC2030 International Health Partnership's Fragile Settings Technical Working Group and published in December, 2020. The paper presents: 1. Global guidance on COVID-19 response strategies that should be adapted to context-specific and evolving needs in fragile settings, 2. An urgent call to protect funding for health in fragile settings, 3. Six emergent lessons to enhance COVID-19 response and recovery in fragile settings. 

COVID-19 and Fragile Settings: UHC2030 Policy Brief - December, 2020484.73 KB
Presentation | English | 2020

Child Health Redesign Webinar Presentation (WHO & UNICEF) - December 9, 2020

Presentation slides for the WHO Child Health Redesign Webinar hosted by the Child Health Task Force on December 9, 2020. Presenters included Wilson Were (Medical Officer, Child Health Services, WHO), Valentina Baltag (Team Lead, Adolescent and Young Adult Health, WHO), Anayda Portela (Technical Officer, Maternal Health, WHO), and Anne Detjen (Health Specialist, UNICEF).

Child Health Redesign Webinar Presentation (WHO & UNICEF) - December 9, 20205.53 MB
Report | English | 2020

2020 Membership Pulse Check Survey: Summary of Results

This report summarizes the results of a survey sent to members in August 2020 to solicit feedback on the Task Force's progress, the subgroups they have participated in within the last six months, and ideas for future activities.

2020 Membership Pulse Check Survey: Summary of Results711.48 KB
Presentation | English | India | 2020

BHC Webinar Presentation: Participatory Systems Mapping (Pomeroy-Stevens, JSI) - December 1, 2020

This presentation on Participatory Systems Mapping: Implications for Improving Urban Maternal and Child Outcomes Webinar was made by Amanda Pomeroy-Stevens, Project Director, Building Healthy Cities (BHC), JSI on December 1, 2020. The slides were presented at the Child Health Task Force webinar featuring the BHC project. 

BHC Webinar Presentation: Participatory Systems Mapping (Pomeroy-Stevens, JSI) - December 1, 20202.87 MB
English | 2020

Archive of Journal Articles on COVID-19 & Child Health

This resource includes a list of all the articles related to the impact of COVID-19 on child health shared by the Child Health Task Force since April, 2020. You can access the full text version of any article by clicking on the title. These articles include those currently and previously posted on our resource page: Understanding Child Health in the Context of COVID-19 as well as relevant publications sent via the Child Health Task Force Biweekly Journal Digest. 

Archive of Journal Articles on COVID-19 & Child Health75.87 KB