In Brief: Women’s Needs and Gender Equality in Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 Response. UN Women. (2020)

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Women and girls’ immediate and long-term needs must be addressed and integrated into Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 response, in order to ensure both women’s access to services and human rights, and to enable women to contribute to shaping the response. Based on lessons learned from previous outbreaks, this brief outlines gender issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and response in Timor-Leste, and puts forward key questions to be considered by COVID-19 decision makers in Timor-Leste. 

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Action Brief: A Guide for Action to Stem Increasing Violence Against Women amid the COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia and the Pacific. UN Women. (2020)

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This is a guide for governments, aid agencies, service providers, businesses and other groups on what to do to protect women from violence during the pandemic and its associated array of lockdowns, movement restrictions, services closures, and other disease control measures.

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The COVID-19 Outbreak and Gender: Regional Analysis and Recommendations from Asia and the Pacific. Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA). (2020)

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The updated regional analysis presents evidence in the areas of unpaid care work, needs of women healthcare workers, gender-based violence, exploitation of women, girls, and at-risk groups, access to livelihoods, impact on women migrant workers, access to healthcare, exclusion from leadership roles, marginalization of women’s groups and networks, access to information, compounding impacts of secondary disasters, and equal access to shelter and to safe quarantine facilities. It presents recommendations for action to humanitarian leadership, to donors, and to governments for a more gender-responsive approach to COVID-19 response in the region.

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COVID-19: Working with and for Young People. Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action. (2020)

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This guidance note is meant to assist humanitarian actors, youth-led organizations, and young people themselves across sectors, working at local, country, regional, and global levels in their response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. It begins diagnostically, exploring the impacts of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on young people. It then proposes a series of actions that practitioners and young people can take to ensure that COVID-19 preparedness, response plans and actions, are youth-inclusive and youth-focused – with and for young people.

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Protecting Midwives to Sustain Care for Women, Newborns and their Families in the COVID-19 Pandemic. UNFPA. (2020)

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We are facing a global health crisis: health systems are being tested, as shortages of both staff and resources place intense pressure on services. As the world struggles to get COVID-19 under control, our global health workforce is under increasing strain – and woman-centred, midwifery-led care is more at risk than ever. This publication provides clear actions to ensure the continuation of midwife-led care, and the protection of maternal health and rights.

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COVID-19 Bangladesh Rapid Gender Analysis. UN Women. (2020)

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Given the social distancing measures, RGA desk review contrasts pre-COVID-19 gender information and demographic data against new gender information from a multitude of surveys and qualitative sources. It examines the immediate impact of COVID-19 on pre-existing structural social and economic vulnerabilities of women, girls and diverse gender groups, and the challenges faced by these groups in accessing information and health, education, and WASH, protection and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) services as well as support for livelihoods.

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Implementing and Scaling up Programmes to Remove Human Rights-related Barriers to HIV Services. The Global Fund and Frontline AIDS. (2020)

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This guide provides practical guidance on how to design, implement and monitor programmes aimed at removing human rights-barriers to HIV services.

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Point-of-care Tests for Diagnosing HIV Infection among Children Younger than 18 Months. WHO. (2020)

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Despite long-standing WHO recommendations and significant investments in building testing capacity, in 2018 only 59% of HIV-exposed infants received a virological test for HIV by 2 months of age, and testing coverage is even lower at later time points for children who are still breastfeeding. Unfortunately, however, 50% of perinatally infected infants and 25% of infants and children infected during breastfeeding will die before 2 years of age without ART.

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Point-of-care CD4 Tests to Support the Identification of Individuals with Advanced HIV Disease. WHO. (2020)

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Despite increases in access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), declines in AIDS-related deaths have plateaued in recent years. Even after starting ART, patients with severe immunosuppression have a high risk of death. Implementing a package of care for patients with advanced HIV disease is critical; however, identifying those in need has remained a challenge.

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Molecular Diagnostics Integration Global Meeting Report. WHO. (2020)

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This report summaries a global meeting organized by WHO and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) with countries and key stakeholders in diagnostics to discuss and find concrete ways to improve and increase access to integrated multiplex technologies and determine how they can be translated into public health policy and ultimately have global impact.

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