Knowledge Note

"Leading epidemiological models show that, even with draconian suppression measures, COVID-19 rapidly overwhelms healthcare systems."

Protecting healthcare workers and patients is critical to reducing the spread of the disease. In this brief, we highlight three urgent actions: Distribution of infection prevention and control (IPC) policies and guidelines to all health facilities; Manufacturing and distribution of IPC supplies to health facilities; and Mass media hand hygiene behavior change campaigns for health workers and the general population.