Lesotho: Covid-19 reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition guidelines


This is a Practical Guide for Continuity of Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent health and Nutrition (RMNCAH &N) Care and Services in the background of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Lesotho. It was developed in response to the new COVID-19 disease. COVID -19 is a serious highly contagious respiratory viral infection caused by a novel coronavirus recently named SARS-COV2. The outlined protocols in this guide offer practical consideration of both preventive and clinical aspects of safe continuity of quality Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent health and Nutrition services during the COVID19 Pandemic in Lesotho. This guide borrows from various international recommendations; including the World Health Organization (WHO), preceding country COVID19 response guidelines by MOH. As experience and knowledge on COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, these interim guidelines will be updated periodically as per the Lesotho MOH Coronavirus Disease – 2019 (COVID-19) Screening, Testing, Clinical Management, and Prevention of COVID-19 guideline for Clinicians. It is expected that every clinician, healthcare worker, caregiver and stakeholder in Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition adhere to these guidelines to effectively provide continuity of these essential health services for all in need during Coronavirus epidemic.