Screen Shot 2020-03-26 at 14.30.51.pngWHO announces the launch of its new Information Network for Epidemics (EPI-WIN) (website: www.who.int/epi-win). According to the Situation Report “This gives people access to timely, accurate, and easy-to-understand advice and information from trusted sources on the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, translating scientific information to actionable information. EPI-WIN’s two-way communication network addresses key information needs while rebutting misinformation and fighting infodemics, which spread misinformation, create confusion and distrust among people and hamper an effective response. The EPI-WIN website is aimed at a wide range of audiences including
– individuals and communities
– the health sector,
– countries,
– the travel and tourism sector,
– faith-based organizations and faith leaders,
– large event organizers, and
– employers and employees.

IASC Briefing note on COVID-19 (Just endorsed formally by IASC Head- Emergency Relief Coordinator and IASC Principals)
https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/other/interim-briefing-note-addressing-mental-health-and-psychosocial-aspects-covid-19-outbreak

Stress coping during COVID-19
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/coping-with-stress.pdf?sfvrsn=9845bc3a_2

For children during COVID-19
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/helping-children-cope-with-stress-print.pdf?sfvrsn=f3a063ff_2

Mental Health consideration to different groups including health workers during COVID-19 is also on WHO website
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_10

Addressing Social Stigma:
https://www.epi-win.com/sites/epiwin/files/content/attachments/2020-02-24/COVID19%20Stigma%20Guide%2024022020_1.pdf