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  • Inserting nasal swab test Disclaimer: This image was captured during the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents of this image reflect the guidance communicated by local public health authorities at the time of its capture. Please note, public health guidance differs among countries and is indicative of the local context.Inserting nasal swab test Disclaimer: This image was captured during the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents of this image reflect the guidance communicated by local public health authorities at the time of its capture. Please note, public health guidance differs among countries and is indicative of the local context.

    COVID-19 : Malaysia

  • WHO Lao PDR partners with CONNECT, Community Network Engagement for COVID-19 Responses and Essential Healthcare through Trust, to conduct workshop to strengthening local governance for primary health care and enhanced community engagement. More information available in this story: https://www.who.int/laos/news/feature-stories/detail/who-s-community-health-impact-recognized-in-lao-people-s-democratic-republic Disclaimer: This image was captured during the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents of this image reflect the guidance communicated by local public health authorities at the time of its capture. Please note, public health guidance differs among countries and is indicative of the local context.WHO Lao PDR partners with CONNECT, Community Network Engagement for COVID-19 Responses and Essential Healthcare through Trust, to conduct workshop to strengthening local governance for primary health care and enhanced community engagement. More information available in this story: https://www.who.int/laos/news/feature-stories/detail/who-s-community-health-impact-recognized-in-lao-people-s-democratic-republic Disclaimer: This image was captured during the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents of this image reflect the guidance communicated by local public health authorities at the time of its capture. Please note, public health guidance differs among countries and is indicative of the local context.

    COVID-19 : Lao People's Democratic Republic

  • WHO staff receives a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific. Vaccines were made available through the UN System-wide COVID-19 Vaccine Programme for staff in high-risk countries. Disclaimer: This image was captured during the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents of this image reflect the guidance communicated by local public health authorities at the time of its capture. Please note, public health guidance differs among countries and is indicative of the local context.WHO staff receives a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific. Vaccines were made available through the UN System-wide COVID-19 Vaccine Programme for staff in high-risk countries. Disclaimer: This image was captured during the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents of this image reflect the guidance communicated by local public health authorities at the time of its capture. Please note, public health guidance differs among countries and is indicative of the local context.

    COVID-19 : WPRO

  • Elderly woman using smartphone to stay connected with family. Disclaimer: This image was captured during the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents of this image reflect the guidance communicated by local public health authorities at the time of its capture. Please note, public health guidance differs among countries and is indicative of the local context.Elderly woman using smartphone to stay connected with family. Disclaimer: This image was captured during the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents of this image reflect the guidance communicated by local public health authorities at the time of its capture. Please note, public health guidance differs among countries and is indicative of the local context.

    COVID-19 : Philippines

  • Twenty-five members of the Papua New Guinea Defense Force (PNGDF) composed of medical officers, nurses, community health workers, laboratory science officers and preventative medicine officers underwent hands-on training on COVID-19 last July 11, 2020 at Camp Aruma, Taurama Barracks in Port Moresby. The training module included topics on COVID-19 epidemiology, infection prevention and control (IPC), completing case investigation forms and sample collection techniques. It was facilitated by a team of experts from the National Department of Health (NDOH), Provincial Health Authority of the National Capital District (PHA-NCD) and the World Health Organization. The activity is part of the ongoing support and mentoring to PNGDF to conduct COVID-19 screening for returning soldiers who are mobilized to support the response to COVID-19; for diagnoses and surveillance at PNGDF clinic sites; and for overall strengthening of the PNGDF’s response to COVID-19. Disclaimer: This image was captured during the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents of this image reflect the guidance communicated by local public health authorities at the time of its capture. Please note, public health guidance differs among countries and is indicative of the local context.Twenty-five members of the Papua New Guinea Defense Force (PNGDF) composed of medical officers, nurses, community health workers, laboratory science officers and preventative medicine officers underwent hands-on training on COVID-19 last July 11, 2020 at Camp Aruma, Taurama Barracks in Port Moresby. The training module included topics on COVID-19 epidemiology, infection prevention and control (IPC), completing case investigation forms and sample collection techniques. It was facilitated by a team of experts from the National Department of Health (NDOH), Provincial Health Authority of the National Capital District (PHA-NCD) and the World Health Organization. The activity is part of the ongoing support and mentoring to PNGDF to conduct COVID-19 screening for returning soldiers who are mobilized to support the response to COVID-19; for diagnoses and surveillance at PNGDF clinic sites; and for overall strengthening of the PNGDF’s response to COVID-19. Disclaimer: This image was captured during the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents of this image reflect the guidance communicated by local public health authorities at the time of its capture. Please note, public health guidance differs among countries and is indicative of the local context.

    COVID-19 : Papua New Guinea

  • Temperature check at a Senior Welfare Centre in the Republic of Korea Disclaimer: This image was captured during the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents of this image reflect the guidance communicated by local public health authorities at the time of its capture. Please note, public health guidance differs among countries and is indicative of the local context.Temperature check at a Senior Welfare Centre in the Republic of Korea Disclaimer: This image was captured during the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents of this image reflect the guidance communicated by local public health authorities at the time of its capture. Please note, public health guidance differs among countries and is indicative of the local context.

    COVID-19 : Republic of Korea

  • Arrival and distribution of GeneXpert cartridges in Vanuatu. Disclaimer: This image was captured during the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents of this image reflect the guidance communicated by local public health authorities at the time of its capture. Please note, public health guidance differs among countries and is indicative of the local context.Arrival and distribution of GeneXpert cartridges in Vanuatu. Disclaimer: This image was captured during the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contents of this image reflect the guidance communicated by local public health authorities at the time of its capture. Please note, public health guidance differs among countries and is indicative of the local context.

    COVID-19 : Vanuatu

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