COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.15

10th April 2020
Author: Kerry Millington

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. This summary is a result of 3 hours of work and is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of evidence. This summary covers nine publications on Palliative care and the COVID-19 pandemic, COVID-19 and risks to the supply and quality of tests, drugs, and vaccines, trials of anti-tumour necrosis factor therapy for COVID-19 are urgently needed, children’s story book released to help children and young people cope with COVID-19, the COVID-19 vaccine development landscape, compliance with physical distancing measures for COVID-19 and implications for RCCE in Eastern and Sothern Africa, a new survey on the risks of school closures for girls, risks and benefits of sustaining routine childhood immunisation programmes in Africa during the COVDID-19 pandemic, and WHO lists two COVID-19 tests for emergency use. 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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Suggested Citation

Millington, K.A. (2020). COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.15. K4D Evidence Summary. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


10th April 2020


Continent: Africa, Global

Country: United Kingdom