Information on measures to contain the virus transmission and mitigate its impact, including policies and programs to strengthen public health systems.
Social Policies in response to the effects of COVID-19
In this document, we present the challenges that COVID-19 represents for the health, social protection, labor markets, education, migration, and highly vulnerable populations sectors. Read more here.
Water and Soap Against Coronavirus in Latin America and the Caribbean
In this blog we explain the importance of water as an essential resource to avoid the coronavirus spread. The content highlights the need to strengthen public health efforts to ensure that vulnerable groups get access to water. Read more here.
Get started against the coronavirus in Haiti
This blog explains how Haiti is building more than a thousand public lavatories so that the population can wash their hands with soap and water and thus better protect themselves against the coronavirus pandemic. Read the article here (content in Spanish).
IDB Concretizes Support to Uruguay to face the COVID-19 Pandemic
The IDB is helping Uruguay with financial support to boost the economy and respond to the sanitary emergency caused by COVID-19. Click here for more.
Vulnerable Populations Fight Against Lack of Water to Protect Themselves from Coronavirus
This review shows data on the lack of access to water suffered by millions of people worldwide. The information mentions the existent public health gaps in developing countries and provides recommendations for proper handwashing (Source: United Nations). Click here for more.
A Sharing Economy for Mechanical Ventilators
This blog analyzes the challenge around the lack of intensive care units (ICUs), mechanical ventilators, and staff trained to operate them as hospitals struggle to keep COVID-19 patients alive. The author explores a shared economy as a potential solution. Read more here.
Digital solutions for the health sector
On this webpage you will find tools to detect, prevent, respond and recover digitally. http://socialdigital.iadb.org/
Water, sanitation, hygiene, and waste management for COVID-19
This technical brief by the World Health Organization (WHO) provides a framework for professionals working on water and sanitation in governments and the private sector (Source: WHO). Click here for more.
How to Save Lives and Keep the Hospital System from Collapsing?
Researchers at Imperial College published an extremely important article. It presents an epidemiological model and evaluates interventions for reducing contact between people to slow the transmission of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. The model, applied to the United Kingdom and to the United States, analyzes effects on the number of dead and on demand for beds in intensive care units. Read more here.