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WHO calls on national governments everywhere to adopt a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reducing the further spread of COVID-19 and mitigating its impact should be a top priority for Heads of State and Governments.
The response should be coordinated with actors in the private sector and civil society. In this context, WHO has developed a draft interim guidance called Engaging the Private Health Delivery Sector in the Response to the Covid-19: A Plan of Action to help governments with their efforts to engage the private sector as part of a whole of society response to the pandemic and also to support governments efforts to engage the private sector to help maintain essential health services.
Authors: Ms Barbara O Hanlon, a member of the WHO Advisory Group on the governance of the private sector, Dr Mark Hellowell, Director of Global Health Policy Unit at the University of Edinburgh, Ms Cynthia Eldrige of Impact for Health and David Clarke of WHO HQ. The following WHO staff also contributed to the preparation of this document, Dr Agnes Soucat, Dr Edward Kelley and Gerard Schmets all of WHO HQ.
The authors acknowledge inputs received from people working in affected countries in both the public and private health sectors their contribution and their contribution to the COVID-19 response is greatly appreciated.
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