Cross Cutting Issues
There are important cross-cutting issues that need to be taken into consideration when addressing COVID-19-specific and COVID-19-sensitive programs.
This third category includes five sections: 1) Coordination; 2) Ethics; 3) Protection; 4) Gender; and 5) Logistics.
- Guidance: Cross Cutting - Public Health and Social Measures for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response in Low Capacity and Humanitarian Settings, IASC, May 2020
- Guidance: Cross Cutting - COVID-19 Crisis: How to Adapt your Data Collection for Monitoring and Accountability [English] [Français] CartONG, April 7 2020
Better evidence is needed to improve the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure ethical research, it is important to respect key universal ethical standards. They should be adhered to by researchers, review bodies, funders, publishers, and pharmaceutical companies during an emergency.
Protection of persons affected by humanitarian emergencies is elemental to preparedness and response to COVID-19. All COVID-19 specific and sensitive interventions should have protection elements considered at all stages.
- COVID-19 Pandemic: Trafficking in Persons (TIP) considerations in internal displacement contexts, GPC, March 2020
- COVID-19 Response and Preparedness Related Measures, GPC, March 31 2020