Course 8: Continuity of Primary Health Care During COVID-19
The goal of this course is to explain how community-based health workers can deliver primary health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to WHO, primary health care provides comprehensive care for health needs throughout a person's life. It ranges from prevention to treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care. Since primary healthcare is often an individual’s first point of contact with the healthcare system, it is important for your community members to receive this care. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious impact on primary healthcare delivery, as many health centers, clinics, and hospitals shifted their focus to the COVD-19 response.
This course introduces strategies to continue routine care visits during the pandemic, including for non-communicable diseases, family planning, sexual and reproductive health, and maternal and child health.
- Explain the impact of COVID-19 on primary health care delivery and strategies to continue the provision of health care services during the pandemic.
- Monitor and continue to care for patients with non-communicable diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Provide family planning and sexual and reproductive healthcare during COVID-19.
- Provide maternal and child health services, including immunizations during COVID-19.