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The Union's official COVID-19 guidance

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Protocol for The impact of COVID-19 on TB and HIV services: A public health surveillance project in three African countries

The Union’s Centre for Operational Research has made publicly available a protocol for a project in sub-Saharan Africa to determine the impact of COVID-19 on TB case detection and HIV testing, diagnosis and care through strengthened real-time surveillance.

The Union’s brief on financing public health preparedness for pandemics

COVID-19 is having a profound effect on public health, public health systems and economies. This Union brief recommends that countries raise tobacco tax in order to fund public health and emergency response systems, and to reduce tobacco use. Download in English. You can also download the previous version in Spanish and Portuguese.

Guidance for healthcare workers on tobacco use and COVID-19

Issued by The Union and partners in EnglishFrenchSpanish and Portuguese

Deadly Partners - Tobacco and COVID-19: A call to action for governments

Union paper on COVID-19 and its association with NCDs, tobacco use, smoking and vaping, with urgent actions for governments in EnglishFrenchSpanishChinesePortugueseBahasa Indonesian, and Burmese.

APCAT Tobacco and COVID Information

Asia Pacific Cities Alliance for Tobacco Control and NCDs Prevention (APCAT), for which The Union is the secretariat, has issued the following guidance on COVID-19, including the role of Mayors and Members of Parliament throughout the crisis and lessons from Singapore. Download the document in English.

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Guidelines

The Union has produced a series of visual and written guidelines about using IPC measures correctly.

Guidelines for Hand Disinfection

In this video, you will learn how to disinfect your hands properly.

Gloves are worn to reduce the risk of transmission of infectious diseases between patients and healthcare providers by preventing contact with blood and other body fluids. Read the fact sheet for wearing and removing gloves.

Guidelines for Wearing and Removing Face Mask

In this video, you will learn how to put on and to remove properly a surgical mask.

You can also read the fact sheet.

Guidelines for Wearing and Removing N95 Respirator

In this video, you will learn how to properly put on and take off an N95 respirator.

You can also read the fact sheet.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is particular clothing or equipment designed to protect people and keep them safe during exposures to infectious agents or harmful materials such as chemicals used for cleaning and disinfecting. Read the fact sheet for wearing and removing PPE.