“Even at the start of March , we were yet to receive any guidance as to what to do with suspected patients, including the bigger NGOs, nobody had guidance available for us. We started to try and find the information ourselves from resources online, research anything! Just to find out what to do, how to do triage, what to wear. So when your resource [DWW Checklist 1- 4] came it came right on time. Even the name of the paper, the name of your work, was the ‘checklist’. So we were able to go through and see what we are able to do, what we may have already done wrong and how to correct it, and what we can add. It was our reference. We used your checklists to revalidate our triage system. I asked all the coordinators and medical actors that I shared your checklists with to really go through them as I felt the four checklists would enable them to become specialists in responding to COVID19”. - Doctor working in the Moria Camps (Greece).Download the COVID-19 Preparedness checklists >
Using 19 years of medical expertise and drawing on information and resources from around the world, four checklists were put together by Doctors Worldwide in March 2020 to provide a starting point for local health projects, NGOs and health facilities in low-resourced settings who are preparing for COVID-19.
The checklists are designed for use by the entire team within a health facility or programme setting. This is to ensure a comprehensive understanding across all staff, whether clinical or management, of all the preparation steps as they respond to an outbreak. The four comprehensive checklists have been developed for local organisations, health projects, local community groups and health facilities that operate in low-resource and humanitarian settings. Access the checklists here. We also offer training and remote mentoring on the topics covered in the checklists. To find out more, get in touch
"I would recommend the Doctors Worldwide COVID-19 checklists, it is an essential guide on how to prepare for the situation where no one knows what to do when ‘it’ breaks in." - Checklist User
"I want to thank the Doctors Worldwide team for the checklists, they were very helpful and exactly what we really needed, exactly what we were looking for, especially in the very beginning of the pandemic when we were all asking each other about what to do" - Checklist User
"Thank you so much for your continuous effort and follow-ups for the effective teaching-learning process. And my sincere thanks to the presenters. The sessions are going well, and our team is trying to get the highest benefit from the training sessions." - A Participant
As part of our 2021 COVID-19 response activities, we focused on resilience building through training, telemedicine, peer support for healthcare workers, as well as small scale infrastructure support where needed. As the world continues to face its first pandemic in living memory, it is the most vulnerable communities with little or no access to healthcare who will face the greatest consequences and lives lost. Our urgent efforts to mobilise learning and resources to frontline health workers, as well as concentrated efforts on community awareness campaigns, provided a comprehensive first line of defence against COVID-19 and save lives.
We supported healthcare organisations and practitioners in low resource settings by delivering a series of COVID-19 webinars, participating in Telemedicine support, offering peer support through a dedicated WhatsApp group, and providing simple, easy to apply COVID-19 patient management flow charts designed for low resource settings. Given our regional ties, we supported our colleagues in are currently in conversation with partners in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal, however our intention is to provide global support as we continue to engage with more healthcare workers. From June to October 2021, we sought doctors and nurses to help us support healthcare organisations and practitioners in low resource settings by delivering a series of COVID-19 webinars, participate in Telemedicine support, and support the content development of covid patient management flow charts. Overall, we:
Webinar Educational themes consisted of:
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Overall, our webinars resulted in:
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