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Ethics: Key questions to ask when facing dilemmas during COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings

April 13, 2022 | 9:00am EST / 15:00 CET

The World Health Organization’s Global Health Cluster COVID-19 Task Team with support from the READY initiative presented this webinar on ethical dilemmas during the COVID-19 pandemic. The session, moderated by the Global Health Cluster’s Donatella Massai, refers to a new Global Health Cluster tool, “Ethics: Key questions to ask when facing dilemmas during the COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.”

Live interpretation was provided in French, Spanish, and Arabic.

Moderator: Donatella Massai, Global Health Cluster

Panelists:

  • Dr. Lisa Schwart, Humanitarian Health Ethics
  • Aiysha Malik, WHO Mental Health at Workplace
  • Dr. Mukesh Prajapti, Health Cluster Coordinator, South Sudan

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Child Protection and Health Sector Collaboration in Infectious Disease Outbreaks

READY undertook a series of stakeholder consultations to examine key challenges, best practices, and successes of integrated Child Protection and Health programming during the current pandemic and past epidemics and outbreaks.

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on children, and the lessons learned from it so far led READY and its strategic partners to prioritize improved coordination and collaboration between Child Protection and Health actors. While previous responses to infectious disease outbreaks, such as Ebola and Diphtheria, highlighted the need for Child Protection and Health actors to work together, the COVID-19 response in humanitarian contexts spotlighted the necessity of and challenges related to integrated programming. In an effort to support evidence generation and development of guidance on integrated programming, READY presents these stakeholder consultation reports to present key challenges, best practices, and successes of integrated Child Protection and Health programming during the current pandemic and past epidemics and outbreaks.

Download: Promoting Collaboration Between Child Protection and Health Sectors in the Context of Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Stakeholder consultations (English) (768kb .pdf).

Télécharger : Promouvoir la collaboration entre
les secteurs de la protection de l’enfance et de la santé dans
le contexte des épidémies de maladies infectieuses :
Consultations des parties prenantes (français)
 (886kb .pdf).

Descargar: Promover la colaboración entre los sectores de la protección de la infancia y de la salud en el contexto de brotes de enfermedades infecciosas: Consultas con las partes interesadas (español) (609kb .pdf)

تعزيز التعاون بين قطاعات حماية الطفل والصحة في سياق تفشي الأمراض المعدية: التشاور مع أصحاب المصلحة (2MB .pdf)

Related Resource: The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and READY joined forces to lead the inter-agency review and updating of the 2018 Guidance Note on Protection of Children During Infectious Disease Outbreaks. As part of the preparation for updating the guidance note, READY conducted a desk-based review of relevant literature between June and September 2021. Download the annotated bibliography (213 kb .xlsx file)

Initial Food Security Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak: Survey Findings

As part of an integrated effort to support humanitarian actors responding to major disease outbreaks, READY sought to better understand the experience of these actors during the first months of COVID-19 in selecting and utilizing transfer modalities (such as cash, vouchers, or direct food assistance) for food security. This report presents key findings from READY’s 2021 survey of humanitarian actors delivering assistance and aims to share information to support future preparedness and readiness efforts for future outbreaks.

Download the Initial Food Security Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak: Survey Findings (548kb .pdf).