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COVID-19 Tiered Public Health and Social Measure Framework for Africa

Tiered public health and social measures (PHSM) systems are a core component of effective COVID-19 preparedness, response and risk communication.

These systems use indicators of disease spread to determine the appropriate level of PHSMs at a given time and in a given place, informing targeted interventions that are appropriate for different levels of disease transmission and empower the public to stay safe by keeping people informed about the risk of COVID-19 in their area.

The framework should be adapted to a national COVID-19 tiered PHSM system. PERC has also developed a continent-level dashboard to be used by regional partners.

Instruction Manual

PERC’s COVID-19 Tiered Public Health and Social Measure Framework for Africa describes what a tiered PHSM framework could look like; this instruction manual should be used as a companion to guide African Union (AU) Member States through the process of creating their own systems customized to their specific country context.