• Lisa Mwaikambo posted an update in the group Group logo of IndiaIndia 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    “Responsive health systems should focus on the pandemic but also ensure people’s faith in the system is maintained by continuing to provide routine health services to avoid excess morbidity and mortality from other health conditions. Health system responses should include delivery of essential services while maintaining physical distancing, use of technology such as telemedicine, virtual appointments, and involvement of the private sector, including for-profit and not-for-profit entities for service provision. Alternate models for outreach services can be tried out, such as home visits by frontline workers to provide family planning services, while also protecting healthcare providers with adequate personal protective equipment and testing. Ensuring staff safety with regard to infection and security measures for the prevention of violence against health providers are important.”