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Our COVID-19 Response and Resources – Vital Strategies

Resources, News and Insights

The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest public health crisis the world has faced in more than a century. With over 1.6 million dead and 73 million sickened in 2020 alone, the virus has left very few places and people untouched. Leveraging the expertise of our Resolve to Save Lives initiative’s Prevent Epidemics team, with staff from across the organization, Vital Strategies has supported the COVID-19 response in over 50 countries while continuing our core work to make sure essential services are maintained and public health systems strengthening continues.

Through our Resolve To Save Lives initiative’s Prevent Epidemics program, we’ve provided on-the-ground trainings for health care workers in over 7,000 facilities in Africa

Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, we have worked to provide reliable, science-based resources and protect people’s lives by:

  • Providing on-the-ground trainings to promote health care worker safety in over 7,000 facilities throughout Africa
  • Producing timely, data-driven tools, guidance and analysis on COVID-19 to inform the response of governments across the globe
  • Creating the Partnership for Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19 (PERC), a public-private partnership that supports evidence-based measures to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on African Union Member States
  • Leveraging technology to enhance the COVID-19 response with new software that helps case investigators and contact tracers 
  • Providing rapid, flexible funding to support urgent needs in 21 countries
  • Helping to develop public health laws and legal guidance related to measures addressing COVID-19 with a reach of more than 160 million people
  • Using strategic communication to save lives by countering misinformation and producing high quality, evidence-based risk communication materials
  • Supporting care for chronic disease patients during COVID-19

Research and Resources

Our organization has also built a comprehensive library of data-backed resources and tools for governments and civil society on a wide variety of topics related to COVID-19. For more information and to access specific resources, visit: 

Websites 

Publications and Fact Sheets 

Weekly Science Review

PERC: Partnership for Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources for people who use drugs and other vulnerable communities

Revealing the Toll of COVID-19: A Technical Package for Rapid Mortality Surveillance and Epidemic Response

Communicating air pollution-linked risks in India in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Communicating About Air Pollution During COVID-19

Communicating About Road Safety During COVID-19

Campaigns and Toolkits 

Live COVID-19 Safe

COVID-19 Harm Reduction Toolkit

COVID-19 Response Playbook

Contact Tracing Playbook

Alert-Level Systems