COVID-19 Resource Library
In these unprecedented times, evidence shows that COVID-19 poses a great risk to older people and those with existing chronic conditions. In the midst of growing tensions and uncertainty, the rights and ability of older people to access testing, health and other social services that prevent growing isolation are often overlooked; while global, national and regional and emergency preparedness plans do not adequately focus on the safety of older people.
This platform aims to inform and drive policy discussions through highlighting the views of thought leaders in various associated fields.
A statement in response to the COVID-19 crisis by the Steering Group of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP)
In the global response to COVID-19, it is essential that States protect the rights of older persons on an equal basis with others without discrimination and without exception and in line with international standards.
A link to the recorded IFA Virtual Town Hall “COVID-19 Global Effects on Older People” from 3 April 2020, hosted by Dr. John Beard.
COVID-19: How to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement
The development of this guide was led by UN Women and Translators without Borders on behalf of the Risk Communication and Community Engagement Working Group on COVID-19 Preparedness and Response in Asia and the Pacific, co-chaired by WHO, IFRC and OCHA.
COVID-19 pandemic: palliative care for elderly and frail patients at home and in residential and nursing homes
The current pandemic and the publication of the SAMS Guidelines “COVID-19 pandemic: triage for intensive-care treatment under resource scarcity”  have prompted the FGPG to prepare these recommendations for practice.
A toolkit for behavioural and social communication in outbreak response
A WHO guideline for emergency risk communication (ERC) policy and practice
“Unacceptable” – UN expert urges better protection of older persons facing the highest risk of the COVID-19 pandemic
Society has a duty to exercise solidarity and better protect older persons who are bearing the lion’s share of the COVID-19 pandemic, a UN human rights expert said.
The World Health Organization and Human Reproduction Program have prepared the following information and guidelines to address violence against women during the COVID-19 response.
The United Nations Population Fund has released the following technical brief regarding protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights, and promoting gender equality in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The United Nations today launched a US$2 billion coordinated global humanitarian response plan to fight COVID-19 in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries in a bid to protect millions of people and stop the virus from circling back around the globe.
Statement by Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland
Clinical Management of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection when Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) Infection is Suspected
This document is intended for clinicians taking care of hospitalised adult and paediatric patients with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) when a nCoV infection is suspected.