Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Overview of public health and social measures in the context of COVID-19: Interim guidance

World Health Organization

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Mitigation and Prevention

This guidance was developed by the World Health Organization and outlines various public health measures that can be implemented to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19. Some of the measures outlined include personal protective practices, physical distancing in various situations, and special protective measures for at-risk populations. Policies at the community level are also identified to protect access to food and water, protect the economy, and maintain essential health services functioning.

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Reduction of Health Disparities

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