The dissemination of quality, timely and understandable information is key in slowing down transmission and avoiding overburdening the healthcare system. We have been supporting dissemination of evidence-based messaging on COVID-19 by trusted sources (e.g. WHO, national public health agencies, research institutions) mainly via Twitter.

To further IUHPE contribution to this collective effort, we are compiling a list of resources from key sources, IUHPE institutional members, Global Working Groups and Networks, academic publishers as well as collections of resources. We will be updating this page as new resources are created, or we learn about them.

We are open to receiving suggestions to add to this list – especially if they have a health promotion approach – just click on this form and let IUHPE know about them!



Main resource WHO site:

Knowledge Action Portal:


WHO Regional

WHO Africa:

WHO Europe:


COVID-19 guidance and the latest research in the Americas





Eastern Mediterranean:

Western Pacific:

South-East Asia (no dedicated page)


European Commission:






Information from IUHPE Institutional Members

Santé publique France (in French) :

Infection au nouveau Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), COVID-19, France et Monde


Public Health Agency of Canada

In English:

In French:


Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA - Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung) (in German):


Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux du Québec (in French) :


dors. Centro Regionale di Documentazione per la Promozionne della Salute (in Italian) :        


Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (ENSP-UNL) (in Portuguese):


Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand - tool for families:


Contribution of IUHPE Global Working Groups

GWG on Health Literacy

COVID-19: a guide to good practice on keeping people well informed:

Orkan Okan, Bielefeld University, Kristine Sørensen, Freiburg University, Melanie Messer, APOLLON University of Applied Sciences


GWG on Health Impact Assessment

Can coronavirus spread through food? Can anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen make it worse? Coronavirus claims checked by experts:

Ben Harris-Roxas, South Eastern Sydney Research Collaboration Hub (SEaRCH)
Part of the UNSW Sydney Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity


Suggestions by IUHPE members

From Shu-Ti Chiou, IUHPE Executive Board/ Health and Sustainable Development Foundation:

Response to COVID-19 in Taiwan. Big Data Analytics, New Technology, and Proactive Testing
C. Jason Wang, MD, PhD; Chun Y. Ng, MBA, MPH; Robert H. Brook, MD, ScD

JAMA. Published online March 3, 2020. 

EPI-WIN: WHO information network for epidemics:


From Frederico Peres, IUHPE GWG on Health Literacy/ The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation:

Recommendations on breastfeeding during COVID-19 pandemic The Brazilian Human Milk Banks Network/The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazilian Ministry of Health:


Short videos on different topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic, focus on prevention and public awareness, Brazilian Ministry of Health: 


From Georg Bauer, Chair of IUHPE GWG on Salutogenesis/ Center of Salutogenesis, University of Zurich:

Community engagement for public health events caused by communicable disease threats in the EU/EEA, ECDC: 


From Health Promotion Research Center - HPRC, National University of Ireland Galway, IUHPE Institutional member, WHO Collaborative Center: 

Rights in the time of COVID-19 — Lessons from HIV for an effective, community-led response:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Public health agencies/institutes




European Center for Disease Prevention and Control:

Main page:

Micro learning:










EpiCentro Istituto Superiore di Sanità


INSPQ - Institut national de santé publique du Québec 


HSE-Health Service Executive Ireland (COVID 19 translated resources): 


psychosocial and mental health impact/ Health promotion

WHO - Mental health considerations:


World Federation for Mental Health:


Canadian Mental Health Association


HSE-Health Service Executive Ireland


Psycom - Épidémie et confinement : ressources utiles pour notre santé mentale


IFRC, UNICEF and WHO - Key Messages and Actions for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools: 


Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec - Self-Care Guide - COVID-19: 




Société Française de Santé PubliqueAlimention, activité physique : les bons réflexes en période de confinement: 


National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health - Equity-informed responses to COVID-19:

In English:

In French:


Naître et grandir (Covid19) - ressources en lien avec la famille et les enfants:


Cultures&Santé - L'épidémie Covid-19 sous le prisme de l'équité: 


IRESP-ARA - Inégalités sociales de santé au temps du coronavirus : constats et pistes d'actions en promotion de la santé: 


Young Scot - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Info for Young People


Smith, J. A. & Judd, J. (2020). Editorial: COVID-19: Vulnerability and the power of privilege in a pandemic. Health Promot J Austral. 2020;00:1–3.  


Academic Publishers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research:

The Social And Behavioral Response To Coronavirus​:

Free access to OUP resources on coronavirus and related topics:

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. A new virus and associated respiratory disease:

COVID-19 Resource Centre:

Free access to new Public Health journals:



COVID-19 Resources for Members and Global Public Health Professionals:

The International Association of National Public Health Institutes created a list of publicly available resources, links and documents related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response, as well as a list of publicly available web pages and documents detailing responses of our member organizations. Resources are primarily in English.


Coronavirus in discussion now by HIFA's global health professionals:

HIFA's global health professionals are discussing coronavirus (COVID-19) now. Below are the latest messages on our HIFA-English discussion forum.

HIFA (Healthcare Information For All) is a global social movement to improve the availability and use of healthcare information in low- and middle-income countries. It has more than 19,000 members (health workers, librarians, publishers, researchers, policymakers...) committed to the progressive realisation of a world where every person has access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of others.


Portail de la veille sur le nouveau coronavirus, 2019-nCoV de la bibliothèque de l’Université de Montréal :


Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources for Libraries


WFSJ Briefing COVID-19:

This site was set up by the World Federation of Science Journalists to provide a hub of scientific information about the COVID-19 crisis for our global community of science journalists, and to share best practice on covering this type of subject. The site is entirely curated by science journalists and, in this era of fake news, is intended to show only the most trustworthy information.


Cochrane Special Collection Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures:

It includes reviews that evaluate the effects of interventions referenced in the WHO interim guidance for the 2019 coronavirus outbreak (28 January 2020), as well as other potentially relevant reviews from three Cochrane Networks:  Cochrane Public Health and Health Systems; Cochrane Musculoskeletal, Oral, Skin and Sensory; and Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care.

Cochrane is an independent global network of over 38,000 healthcare practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others.


Global MediXchange for Combating COVID-19:

The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation, together with the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, jointly established the Global MediXchange for Combating COVID-19 (GMCC) programme, with the support of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence and Alibaba Health, to help combat the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. This platform was established to facilitate continued communication and collaboration across borders, as well as to provide the necessary computing capabilities and data intelligence to empower pivotal research efforts. The platform can provide frontline medical teams with the necessary communication channels to share practical experience and information about fighting the pandemic.


Novo Coronavírus Covid-19 | Fiocruz

Compilation by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation of articles, health and epidemiological information and education resources in English, Portuguese and other languages.

A plataforma, uma iniciativa da Coordenação de Informação e Comunicação (CINCO) da VPEIC/Fiocruz, tem na sua essência, o conceito de “conectar para apoiar” - com uma base técnico-científica, apoiar fortemente a pesquisa científica e o processo de tomada de decisões para a adoção de medidas mitigadoras e/ou eliminar dos impactos da pandemia sobre o novo coronavírus.


COVID-19 Outbreak. Research Knowledge Hub 

This Global Health Network pop-up space for 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (formerly 2019-nCoV) supports evidence generation by pooling protocols, tools, guidance, templates, and research standards generated by researchers and networks working on the response to this outbreak. Findings from previous outbreaks, largely obtained during MERS and SARS, are also available. 


Protect yourself and others from coronavirus – #KnowCOVID

Vital Strategies and their Prevent Epidemics initiative have established the #KnowCOVID web page and hashtag to offer clear, credible and current information on novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through materials on this page and through their social media channels.


Resources for Response to COVID-19:
The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) has compiled some of the latest resources and guidelines from various government and nongovernmental organizations to help school leaders and educators to plan, prepare and respond appropriately to COVID–19.

World Cancer Research Fund - Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources:
Browse resources to help you keep active, eat well and look after your wellbeing if you're self-isolating and staying at home

Lista de perfiles Twitter oficiales de salud pública-coronavirus por CC.AA.


PubMed Articles - COVID literature 

First selection by Sachin J. Shah, Assistant Professor at University of California, San Francisco, being updated with the contribution of other experts.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources relevant to NCDs

A collection by NCD Alliance of resources and tools.


COVID-19 Evidence Synthesis Resources

List of resources that include information on databases, protocols and publishing, searching and maps.




Last update: 6 April 2020