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WHO. Q&As on COVID-19 and related health topics

WHO-Themenseite mit Q&A, 28.10.2020

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/question-and-answers-hub

Wikipedia und WHO kooperieren bei Infos zu Corona

Genf – Die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) und das Onlinelexikon Wikipedia wollen den Zugang zu verlässlichen Informationen über das Coronavirus und die Krankheit COVID-19 erleichtern.

Eine entsprechende Kooperation haben die WHO und die Wikimedia Foundation, die gemeinnützige Organisation hinter der Wikipedia, gestern in Genf vereinbart, wie beide Organisationen mitteilten. (aerzteblatt.de, 23.10.2020)

https://www.aerzteblatt.de/nachrichten/117657/Wikipedia-und-WHO-kooperieren-bei-Infos-zu-Corona

The World Health Organization and Wikimedia Foundation expand access to trusted information about COVID-19 on Wikipedia 

The collaboration is part of a shared commitment from both organizations to ensure everyone has access to critical public health information surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic. (WHO, 22.10.2020)

https://www.who.int/news/item/22-10-2020-the-world-health-organization-and-wikimedia-foundation-expand-access-to-trusted-information-about-covid-19-on-wikipedia

USA. American Society of Addiction Medicine: COVID-19 – Resources (update)

As the leader in developing clinical guidelines and standards in addiction medicine, the American Society of Addiction Medicine takes our responsibility very seriously.  We convened the ASAM Caring for Patients During the COVID-19 (CPDC) Task Force to rapidly develop guidance tailored to addiction medicine treatment within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. These materials have been updated as of September 18, 2020. (ASAM – American Society of Addiction Medicine, 19.10.2020)

https://www.asam.org/Quality-Science/covid-19-coronavirus

Covid-19: Translations 4 Our Nations

We partner with Indigenous Peoples, Nations, and organizations to provide medically accurate and culturally relevant COVID-19 info in Indigenous languages across the world.

https://www.translations4ournations.org/

Harvard medical student knocks down a big barrier to COVID-19 info

Indigenous communities are some of the hardest hit by the pandemic, but until recently, many were largely without public health guidance in their languages. (Boston Globe, USA, 26.09.2020)

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/09/26/opinion/harvard-medical-student-knocks-down-big-barrier-covid-19-info

WHO. The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator

The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, is a groundbreaking global collaboration to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines. (WHO, 2020)

https://www.who.int/initiatives/act-accelerator

USA. COVID-19 Science Update (CDC)

To help inform the COVID-19 response and help stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 research, CDC has created a series called COVID-19 Science Update. The first of its kind for a CDC emergency response, this series provides brief summaries of new COVID-19-related studies on many topics, including epidemiology, clinical treatment and management, laboratory science, and modeling. These summaries are released Tuesdays and Fridays and include an overview of key findings, methods, and implications. (CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA, 21.09.2020)

https://www.cdc.gov/library/covid19/scienceupdates.html

Bibliography on COVID-19 and Addiction, 14 September, 2020 

SSA – Society for the Study of Addiction, UK

https://www.addictionjournal.org/newsroom/news

WHO. WHO Health Alert brings COVID-19 facts to billions via WhatsApp

WHO has launched a dedicated messaging services in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it. (WHO, 21.08.2020)

https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/who-health-alert-brings-covid-19-facts-to-billions-via-whatsapp

Useful coronavirus (COVID-19) links

Here is a list of links to information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) including national guidance, information for treatment services, harm reduction advice for people who use drugs, online courses and news and opinion. We will update this page as information comes in (…). (SSA – The Society for the Study of Addiction, UK, 20.08.2020)

https://www.addiction-ssa.org/knowledge-hub/covid-19-useful-links-27-may-2020/

Schweiz. Dossier zur Corona-Pandemie auf Infoset
Die relevanten Informationen für den Suchtbereich finden Sie in unserem Dossier zur Coronakrise. Dieses ist thematisch strukturiert und wird laufend aktualisiert. (infoset Schweiz, 2020)
www.infoset.ch/de/corona.html

UK. Turning Point – Covid-19-Seite

www.turning-point.co.uk/covid19

Welcome to the Partnership for Healthy Cities COVID-19 Response Center

Cities are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis. The Partnership for Healthy Cities COVID-19 Response Center is home to practical guidance and tools to support cities in four technical areas: Surveillance and Epidemiology, Communications, Public Health and Social Measures, Legal and Ethical Considerations. (cities4health.org, Juli 2020)

Welcome to the Partnership for Healthy Cities COVID-19 Response Center

WHO. New COVID-19 Law Lab to provide vital legal information and support for the global COVID-19 response

Launching today, the COVID-19 Law Lab initiative gathers and shares legal documents from over 190 countries across the world to help states establish and implement strong legal frameworks to manage the pandemic. The goal is to ensure that laws protect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities and that they adhere to international human rights standards. (WHO, Schweiz/USA, 22.07.2020)

WHO. New COVID-19 Law Lab to provide vital legal information and support for the global COVID-19 response

Bridging the Gaps: COVID 19 AND THE HIV RESPONSE

Where can you find reliable information on COVID-19 specific for key populations? The alliance partners of Bridging the Gaps gathered trustworthy information for you. We will update this page when new information becomes available. Stay healthy & stay safe!

Bridging the Gaps: COVID 19 AND THE HIV RESPONSE

IDPC: ‘COVID-19 Stories of Substance’

IDPC’s new fortnightly newsletter. (IDPC – International Drug Policy Consortium, UK. 17.07.2020)

https://mailchi.mp/b1f147c3a54a/covid-19-stories-of-substance-3-advocacy?e=8390070de5

Human Rights, Health. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Resources and information

The COVID-19 pandemic represents a global challenge whose ramifications are serious and difficult to accurately predict. Communities targeted by the "war on drugs", living in situations of vulnerability, experiencing exclusion, stigmatisation and criminalisation, will bear a differentiated and disproportionate burden of the negative consequences associated with the pandemic. Below, you will find a thematic list of information and guidance resources that we will continue to update in the coming weeks as a means to promote resilience and solidarity. 

Versions of this page are also available in Spanish and French

IDPC – International Drug Policy Consortium, UK)

https://idpc.net/alerts/2020/03/covid19-important-information

Nature Briefing: Get a daily update on COVID-19, plus a selection of the most important non-coronavirus science news and insight.

Nature Briefing tracks down the best science journalism — from breaking news to fresh perspectives you may have missed. The newsletter provides a free daily update on COVID-19, plus a selection of the most important non-coronavirus science news and insight.

https://www.nature.com/briefing/signup/?utm

Kanada. British Columbia Centre on Substance Use: COVID-19 

The declaration on March 17, 2020 of a public health emergency related to COVID-19 means that British Columbia is now facing two concurrent crises: one, the rapidly escalating spread of the novel coronavirus and another, the ongoing opioid overdose crisis.

The BC Centre on Substance Use is working to respond to these dual public emergencies to help protect our communities at this very critical time. Below is a list of guidance, education and training, and other resources to support the response to COVID-19 amongst people who use substances.

https://www.bccsu.ca/covid-19/

Kanada. COVID-19: Information for Opioid Agonist Treatment Prescribers and Pharmacists
BC Centre on Substance Use , May 20, 2020 (originally published March 17, 2020)

https://www.bccsu.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/COVID-19-Bulletin-May-20-2020.pdf

UK. Coronavirus advice

Information, advice, and useful resources on coronavirus for treatment services, service users, and people who use drugs. (Drink and Drugs News, UK, 17.03.2020)

https://drinkanddrugsnews.com/coronavirus-advice

COVID-19 Resources for People Who Use Drugs and People Vulnerable to Structural Violence 

HRC – Harm Reduction Coalition, USA, 2020

https://harmreduction.org/blog/covid-19-resources-for-people-who-use-drugs-and-people-vulnerable-to-structural-violence/

Bibliography on COVID-19 and Addiction  (SSA- Society fort he Study of Addiction, UK)

This downloadable document lists articles found in PubMed from searches on the given date involving addiction-related topics and COVID-19. (SSA- Society fort he Study of Addiction, UK, 14.05.2020)

http://www.gtresearch.uk/surveys/index.php/487467?lang=en

UK. Useful coronavirus (COVID-19) links

Here is a list of links to information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) including national guidance, information for treatment services, harm reduction advice for people who use drugs, online courses and news and opinion. (SSA – Society for the Study of Addiction, UK, 29.04.2020)

https://www.addiction-ssa.org/useful-coronavirus-covid-19-links-19-march-2020/

USA. COVID-19 Resources for People Who Use Drugs and People Vulnerable to Structural Violence

HRC – Harm Reduction Coalition, USA, April 2020

https://harmreduction.org/blog/covid-19-resources-for-people-who-use-drugs-and-people-vulnerable-to-structural-violence/

Australien. Guidance for AOD services about COVID-19

Advice and a range of resources for local health district and non-government organisation (NGO) alcohol and other drug (AOD) services in managing your response to COVID-19. (New South Wales Government, Australien, März 2020)

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/aod/Pages/covid19-aod-services-response.aspx

USA. COVID-19 policy recommendations for OUD, pain, harm reduction

(AMA - American Medical Association, März 2020)

https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/covid-19-policy-recommendations-oud-pain-harm-reduction