Sustaining Essential Health Care during COVID-19: A Toolkit for Local Leaders to Adapt Health Services in Low-Resource Settings

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Sustaining Essential Health Care During Covid-19: A Toolkit for Local Leaders to Adapt Health Services in Low-Resource Settings assists leaders in responding to surging health care needs that threaten to overwhelm the system. The tool focuses on mitigating the spread of illness, transitioning to a triage-based approach to care, and ensuring access to essential non-pandemic care.

The toolkit is organized into three parts: (1) a preliminary section of guidance and background, (2) the three tools listed below, and (3) the nine worksheets listed in the table of contents. The tools are: 


Tool 1: Mitigation Interventions

  • The various mitigation interventions and the benefits and unintended consequences of implementing them

Tool 2: Maintenance of Essential Health Services

  • A process to identify and plan for the continuation of essential COVID-19 and non- COVID-19 services

Tool 3: Triage (Surge) Planning

  • An approach to allocate health care resources to maximize outcomes