COVID-19 Strategies

Below you will find a collection of resources detailing various response strategies from around the world. If you have a resource you would like to share, please email

Last updated: Thursday, May 14, 2020


WHO COVID-19 Strategy Update

This document is intended to help guide the public health response to COVID-19 at national and subnational levels, and to update the global strategy to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This document complements, and provides links to, the technical guidance published by WHO on preparing for and responding to COVID-19 since the beginning of the response.

COVID-19: Five Contrasting Public Health Responses to the Epidemic

Despite Big Promises, U.S. Has Delivered Limited Aid in Global Virus Response

The State Department and U.S.A.I.D. have spent a fraction of the humanitarian assistance that Congress approved in March to help curb the coronavirus.

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Resources are categorized by WHO regions

African Region

The Impact of COVID-19 Across Africa

GeoPoll conducted a remote study in 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa on the effects coronavirus is already having on people throughout the region. The impact of the virus will have broad-reaching implications across all sectors, and while we could not cover every relevant topic in this study, we sought to use our experience conducting research for both international development groups and the consumer sector to include a wide range of topics. Areas that are covered in this study include:

  • Biggest concerns and perceptions of risk surrounding coronavirus
  • Preventative measures such as social distancing and handwashing practices
  • Changes in food market operability and food security
  • Changes in consumer habits, including purchasing of food and nonessential items
  • Levels of trust in governments and the commercial sector
  • Information sources on COVID-19 and changes in media consumption

Response strategies for COVID-19 epidemics in African settings: a mathematical modelling study

The health impact of COVID-19 may differ in African settings as compared to countries in Europe or China due to demographic, epidemiological, environmental and socio-economic factors. We evaluated strategies to reduce SARS-CoV-2 burden in African countries, so as to support decisions that balance minimising mortality, protecting health services and safeguarding livelihoods.

Curfews are a safer plan than total lockdowns to slow Covid-19’s spread in informal economies

Region of the Americas

This Latin American country is keeping COVID-19 firmly under control. How?

Costa Rica, where Latin America’s first COVID-19 case was reported, is one of the most successful nations in the fight against the coronavirus.

South-East Asia Region

Kerala Covid-19 Response Model for Emulation

Aggressive testing, contact tracing, cooked meals: How the Indian state of Kerala flattened its coronavirus curve

European Region

Eastern Mediterranean Region

Western Pacific Region

Global Learnings from South Korea: Protecting Health Care Workers From COVID-19