Mobilize business contributions of critical items for COVID-19 response

On 11 March 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that COVID-19 was a pandemic. The World Economic Forum, acting as a partner to WHO is mobilizing businesses and corporations to support COVID-19 response through in-kind donations of critical items. Businesses and corporation should consider supporting WHO’s COVID-19 Disease Commodity Packages (DCPs).

WHO has developed onlien tools to forecast countey needs for supplies/equipment and health work force during the COVID-19 pandemic, including an online application form to collect and categorize in-kind offers. Take Action - SUBMIT YOUR IN-KIND OFFER HERE

DCPs are a series of diseases specific datasheets that list the critical commodities and the technical specification of reach commodity per disease. The DCPS are based on three standard intervention pillars:

  1. Surveillance

  2. Prevention and control

  3. Case management

The COVID-19 DCP includes commodities for a range of activities including Sample Collection and Diagnostics; Triage/Screening (PPE); Supportive Treatment; PPE and Health Care Facilities.

The priority to mobilize business contributions of critical items for COVID-19 response focuses on: 

  • A support mechanism for business donations and contributions to COVID-19 response;

  • Through the support mechanism, facilitate the availability and access of critical items to those that need it the most

  • Expedite the donation process by acting as a liaison between business and recipient organization 

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