The WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Infectious Hazards (STAG-IH) regularly reviews and updates its risk assessment of COVID-19 to make recommendations to the WHO health emergencies programme. This article outlines STAG-IH's understanding of control activities with the group's risk assessment and recommendations. For  more information visit: The WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Infectious Hazards.

The World Health Organization has technical guidance across many relevant topics that can be accessed at The World Health Organization, including critical preparedness, country level coordination, early investigation protocols, risk communication and community engagement, surveillance, clinical care, resource planning, humanitarian operations, guidance for schools, and guidance for health care workers. Its messages to support mental health can be found in the following pdf: Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

Africa CDC with the African Union also provides guidance on a range of topics for COVID-19 found by visiting Africa CDC Resources. Guidance is provided on Supporting schools, higher education institutions and other educational institutions in COVID-19 Guidance for educational settings, and Guidance on community physical distancing during the pandemic.


Nigeria CDC also has a range of guidelines and protocols for COVID-19, which can be  found by visiting Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.



IMPACT initiatives, with inputs and review support from WHO and Global Health Cluster colleagues, has developed these Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to guide research teams on how to undertake data collection during the COVID-19 outbreak. You can access this in the pdf SOPs for Data Collection during COVID-19.