Case Studies

Case studies promoting collective experiences seeking to strengthen community-led approach within public health emergency response

WHO Country Case Studies – August 2020


This is the 5th edition of the country case studies since the Country Strategy and Support (CSS) department started developing them in April 2020 with guidance from Director General and Executive Director of the WHE. To date a total of 49 COVID-19 country case studies have been published.

The objective of the WHO COVID-19 country case studies is to help get a better understanding of how WHO country offices have supported member states in addressing COVID-19, including opportunities and challenges encountered in countries. These case studies serve to increase global awareness of WHO’s work at the country level, to analyze key aspects of WHO’s work in support of its Member States, and in collaboration with our many partners in the country-level response to COVID-19.

The August compilation features 11 stories from all six WHO regions and present diverse topics. Themes addressed in the August stories include whole of government approach to response, preparedness and response strategies, health system resilience, provision of essential health services, risk communication strategies, government leadership and collaboration among ministries, communities, and other agencies in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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