COVID-19 Resources

NNN COVID-19 Task Group

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NNN formed a COVID-19 Task Group. Work is ongoing under the following objectives:

  • To collaborate to develop best practices for objective risk assessment
  • To collaborate to develop best practices for risk mitigation strategies for implementing NTD field activities in the context of COVID-19, while recognizing that specific strategies will need to be tailored to the country context
  • To coordinate efforts in risk assessment and mitigation tools and strategies to prevent duplication of effort which may further burden national NTD programmes

Within the Task Group, three Working Groups were established: Best Practices, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), and Vaccine Rollout. Resources produced by each of the Working Groups can be found below.

List of activity resumption tools

To access and/or download a PDF document of the table below, click here

Risk assessment tools

General

NTD Specific

                                                                         (RAMA I Distribuição de Tratamentos (PT))  - Sightsavers

                                                                                                 (RAMA II Manejo da Morbidade da FL (PT))  

  • Guidance on Resuming WASH BCC activities_V3 (English) – Sightsavers
  • Act West Covid19 MDA Supervision checklist (check link) - FHI360
  • Act West Covid19 DSA Supervision checklist (check link) – FHI360

 Domains to Consider Restarting NTD Activities (check link) - FHI360

  • COVID-19 Programming Restart Checklist (check link ) - FHF
  • The Fred Hollows Foundation: COVID-19 Restart assessment tool and clinical guidance (check link) – FHF

SOP evaluation forms

 

Health facility
assessments

 

 

Job
aides

 

Recommandations pour le redémarrage en toute sécurité de la DMM pour les MTN dans les milieux à risque accru de transmission communautaire de la COVID-19 - check link to FR version of the document

 

  • Practical Approaches to Implementing WHO Guidance for Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Programs in the Context of COVID-19:Mass Drug Administration (MDA)- (USAID, Act to End East and West, FHI360, RTI). EN - check link to the document
  • Considerations for implementing mass treatment, active case-finding and population-based surveys for neglected tropical diseases in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic (WHO)  check link to the document  
  • Materials developed for MDA in Nigeria (CBM): Covid Aide-memoire V2
  • CDD Aide Memoire for MDA (CBM) – check link
  • Digital Toolkit (Access Challenge) - check link
  • 2020 guidance from WHO on the use of medical masks (WHO) - check link  
  • Training material to accompany MDA Practical Approaches document - USAID/ Act to End NTDs|East &|West  Check link
  • Practical Approaches resource document for LF surveys + Accompanying training material for LF surveys - USAID/ Act to End NTDs|East &|West :  Check link

COVID-19 BCC resources

Task group members
Name Organisation

Ashok Agarwal

NLR India

Juliana Amanyi-Enegela CBM

Margaret Baker

RTI (ACT EAST)

Jerome Bernasconi

OPC

Lynsey Blair

SCI

Nick Burn

CBM

Simon Bush

Sightsavers

Kelly Callahan

The Carter Center

Benoit Dembele

Helen Keller International

Yeneneh Mulugeta Deneke

FHF

Phil Downs

Sightsavers

Wendemagegn Enbiale

BahirDar University

Emily Griswold

The Carter Center

Doniphan Hiron

OPC

Adrian Hopkins

Consultant

Lee Hundley

Taskforce for Global Health

Kim Jensen The Carter Center

Achille Kabore

FHI 360 (ACT WEST)

Kimberly Kamara

End Fund

Asad Lilani

Access Challenge project

Beth Long

Taskforce for Global Health

Kisito Ogoussan

FHI 360 (ACT WEST)

Taruni Pandhiri

VCU

Bhumi Patel

VCU

Brett Sedgewick

Evidence Action

Rose Sedjro

Sightsavers

Aparna Srikantam Lepra Society India

Cara Tupps

Children Without Worms

Geoff Warne

ILEP

Angela Weaver Helen Keller International
Stefanie Weiland AIM Initiative

Best Practices Working Group

Resources forthcoming.

Monitoring & Evaluation Working Group

Supervisory checklists
Document Download
Supervisory checklists as of March 2021 .ZIP Folder

 

Country Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Country Download
Ethiopia SOP Document

 

Performance assessment tools
Document Download
Monitoring and Evaluation of COVID-19 mitigation Standard Operating Procedures File
Planned M&E activities for monitoring SOP implementation, effectiveness, and impact Form

 

Vaccine Rollout Working Group

Resources forthcoming.