CDC is working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners to assist countries to prepare for and respond to COVID-19. CDC routinely provides technical assistance to ministries of health and subnational and international partners to improve our collective response to COVID-19.
To facilitate implementation of WHO COVID-19 technical guidance on infection prevention and control (IPC) activities for countries, CDC has developed operational considerations to help contain and prevent COVID-19 in healthcare facilities in non-US settings. These documents were created for healthcare facilities with limited resources (such as staff shortages and supply shortages), particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Project ECHO, is hosting a global webinar series to close the gap between guidance development and implementation of IPC recommendations in healthcare settings.
In these webinars, speakers from CDC, WHO, Ministries of Health, UNICEF, and IPC professional societies around the world discuss practical advice and implementation considerations for IPC in the context of COVID-19. Simultaneous translation is available in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
An initial 13-week webinar series was held from May to August 2020. Additional sessions are being held from October through December 2020.