LINKS Community News

28 May 2020

Novel Coronavirus, a priority for the NCD community too!

In the last few weeks, the novel coronavirus has become the subject of global attention and concern. Resolve to Save Lives has developed guidance for both health care providers and chronic disease patients to help minimize exposure to coronavirus while ensuring continuity of care.

For additional resources and accurate, timely updates, go to:

Resources:

NEW! 7 Key Components Needed to Implement Telemedicine

NEW! Basic Setting Standards of Shanghai Fever Clinic

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Patients (English)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Providers (English)

FAQs on Hypertension Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Information note COVID-19 and NCDs from WHO

Safe Route to Care: Primary health center redesign during the COVID-19 pandemic

Statement on ACEis and ARBs and COVID-19 (English)

WHO Scientific brief on COVID-19 and the use of ACE-Is and ARBs

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Patients (Chinese)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Providers (Chinese)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Patients (Arabic)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Providers (Arabic)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Patients (Thai)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Patients (Spanish)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Providers (Spanish)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Patients (French)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Providers (French)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Patients (Bengali)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Providers (Bengali)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Patients (Hindi)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Providers (Hindi)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Patients (Kannada)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Providers (Kannada)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Patients (Marathi)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Providers (Marathi)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Patients (Punjabi)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Providers (Punjabi)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Patients (Turkish)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Providers (Turkish)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Patients (Vietnamese)

Guidance on Coronavirus and Chronic Diseases for Providers (Vietnamese)

COVID-19: What to Know & What to Do (Kannada)

COVID-19: What to Know & What to Do (Marathi)

COVID-19: What to Know & What to Do (Punjabi)

COVID-19: What to Know & What to Do (Vietnamese)

Statement on ACEis and ARBs and COVID-19 (Portuguese)

Statement on ACEis and ARBs and COVID-19 (Spanish)

09 Mar 2020

Salt Awareness Week

Salt Awareness Week is March 9-15th and our colleagues at World Action on Salt & Health have prepared materials on the health effects of excess salt to disseminate within your networks. They have also provided guidance on the many ways in which you and your organization get involved.

If your organization is hosting an event for Salt Awareness week, please email photos or flyers to ljoseph@resolvetosavelives.org

19 Feb 2020

New online training course for hypertension control!

This week Johns Hopkins launched a free, online training course, “Fundamentals for Implementing a Hypertension Program in Resource-Constrained Settings”! This online course aims to help program managers and implementers in designing, planning, and implementing a hypertension control program.

We know that each setting is unique, and every factor involved in implementing this type of program cannot be addressed in one course. However, the course modules provide the basic knowledge necessary for successful program implementation and includes useful tips relevant to different settings and other types of personnel like physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and community-health workers.

We hope this course will help you implement and manage a successful hypertension program. You can access the course at: https://globalhypertensionathopkins.org/

10 Jan 2020

Call for healthy food procurement proposals!

Resolve to Save Lives, an initative of Vital Strategies, will partner with city, state/provincial, or national governments to develop, implement, and evaluate healthy public food procurement policies.

We are looking for programs that adopt a whole-of-government approach, rather than limit the intervention to one government agency (e.g., schools), and which have the policy commitment to implement rapidly and evaluate openly.

Proposals should cover a time frame of no more than one year and will be funded up to USD $75,000. The deadline to submit an application is February 3, 2020.

You can download the terms of the proposal request here. Please send any questions and applications to Nicole Ide at nide@resolvetosavelives.org.