Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
The best way to prevent and slow down COVID-19 virus spreading is to be well informed about the disease it causes, how it spreads and how to prevent transmission by practising effective infection, prevention and control (IPC).
Everyone can help interrupt transmission of this virus.
This Concern Coronavirus / COVID-19 brief explains IPC, the importance of safe waste management and disposal and on personal protective equipment (PPE) and its use.
This brief includes annexed infographics on 1) recommended PPE for Health Facilities by Target and Setting and 2) recommended PPE for Ambulance or Transfer Vehicle by Target and Activities (Interim Guidance, WHO, 6 April 2020) and 3) ECDC Guidance on the use of Face Masks.
This Brief is available in English and French.