K4D Helpdesk Report 785.5

COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.5

Published on 27 March 2020

This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 2-2.5 hours of work and is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of evidence.

This summary covers eight publications on learning from experience of COVID-19, suspension of mass gatherings, COVID-19 in informal urban settlements, test for both Tuberculosis and COVID-19, the validation process for Mologic COVID-19 point-of-need diagnostic test by LSTM, Stop TB Partnership tools for TB programmes and TB communities on TB and COVID-19, The world’s largest refugee camp prepares for COVID-19, and Operational guidance for maintaining essential health services during an outbreak of COVID-19. This summary also covers global evidence on tracking COVID-19 cases, online course by LSHTM, and COVID-19 resource hubs that are accessible by the public.

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Millington, K.A. (2020), COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary 5, K4D Evidence Summary, Brighton: IDS

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