This document provides guidance for: screening and triage of pregnant women in the context of an Ebola outbreak; infection prevention and control (IPC) precautions for pregnant women at risk of EVD transmission during childbirth and complication management; management of pregnant EVD cases, contacts and survivors; and lactation and Ebola virus disease.
This guidance is intended to help healthcare workers prevent the spread of Ebola by mixing and using chlorine solution correctly. Job aids available for download in English and French.
This job aid is intended to help healthcare workers practice correct hand hygiene.
Managing Patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Their Families, and the Community Safely and CompassionatelyCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2015
This guidance is intended to assist healthcare providers prevent the spread of Ebola virus by properly managing patient care in non-Ebola treatment units.
Healthcare workers can use this guidance to develop and implement an infection control plan to prevent the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in healthcare facilities.
This Ebola Communication Preparedness Implementation Kit (I-Kit) provides national and local stakeholders, as well as program managers, with key considerations and a roadmap for instituting and implementing critical, relevant, practical and timely communication for responding to the threat of an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak.
The I-Kit guides countries in social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and risk communication activity planning, including communication plan development for every stage of an Ebola response. For any country facing a major health crisis, national preparedness plans need to include and support communication efforts. Integration of communication into the preparedness agenda from the outset ensures that preparedness communication is harmonized, relevant, timely, financially supported and aligned among all of the preparedness technical teams. Robust national communication preparedness plans maximize the effectiveness of Ebola communication and equip communication trainers and experts with a common set of tools and modules.
Guidelines for conducting HIV surveillance among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics based on routine programme dataWorld Health Organization, 2015
This document describes how routine prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programme data can be used to conduct HIV surveillance among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics (ANC).
The Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services bring together existing guidance relevant to the provision of HIV testing services (HTS) and addresses issues and elements for effective delivery of HTS that are common in a variety of settings, contexts and diverse populations.
In addition, this document provides a new recommendation to support HTS by trained lay providers, considers the potential of HIV self-testing to increase access to and coverage of HIV testing, and outlines focused and strategic approaches to HTS that are needed to support the new UN 90–90–90 global HIV targets – the first target being diagnosis of 90% of people with HIV. Moreover, this guidance will assist national programme managers and service providers, including those from community-based programmes, in planning for and implementing HTS.
The Government of Sierra Leone, through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, launched the “Keep Sierra Leone Clean, Play your Role for Change” initiative and produced an integrated national waste management policy and strategic plan. The overall aim of Sierra Leone’s waste management policy and related initiatives is to create a clean and healthy environment that is free from biological, chemical, and physical hazards posed by waste generated from communities, health facilities, industries, and other sources.
This 24-month recovery plan focuses on three sequential steps in Sierra Leone: (1) getting to and maintaining zero cases, (2) implementing immediate recovery priorities, with a special focus on restoring access to basic healthcare, reopening and running of schools in a healthy environment, providing social protection support, and revamping the private sector, including agriculture activities; and (3) transitioning back into the Agenda for Prosperity plan.