As the COVID-19 pandemic is still unfolding, most countries have introduced measures to cope with the increased caseload of severe COVID-19 patients while maintaining core health services and implementing measures to control the transmission of the virus. Partners involved in nutrition programming and specifically nutrition information systems in humanitarian contexts have also started exploring what adaptations should be made to existing nutrition information systems and primary data collection methods. The following guidance aims to outline considerations for when and how to resume data collection in the context of the evolving global pandemic. Development of this guidance was led by ACF-Canada and CDC, with review by the GTAM Nutrition Information Systems working group.
Version of October 8th, 2020; This guideline will be updated as new evidence becomes available.