Global Healthcare

Asia-Pacific countries have managed COVID-19 crisis relatively well but major challenges remain in low-middle-income countries

  body-start 27/11/2020 – Australia, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand did better than most countries in flattening the curve of the COVID-19 epidemic and containing the first wave of the virus, according to the OECD’s first analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on health systems of countries across the Asia-Pacific as well as governments’ responses …

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WHO SCORE Global Report highlights urgent need for better data to strengthen pandemic response and improve health outcomes

Today, 4 in 10 of the world’s deaths are unregistered and in the African region, only 1 in 10 deaths is currently recorded, according to the first ever global assessment of country health information systems released today by the World Health Organization in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. Two-thirds of low-income countries have established a standardized system to report causes of deaths. …

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WHO receives nearly 1 200 entries for the second edition of Health for All Film Festival

The World Health Organization’s second call for entries to its Health for All Film Festival has received 1 175 submissions from 110 countries. More than 40% of the short films feature themes related to COVID-19, revealing the pandemic’s pervasive and universal consequences. Entries came from such countries as Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, …

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WHO launches free OpenWHO.org training on rehabilitation for COVID-19

The Clinical Management of Patients with COVID-19 course series is developed for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides crucial knowledge necessary to provide safe, effective quality patient care. Presentations address all aspects of clinical management, including facility preparation and surge planning; health worker infection prevention and control; interfacility transfer; clinical management of mild, …

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In the COVID-19 vaccine race, we either win together or lose together

Of the 128 million vaccine doses administered so far, more than three quarters of those vaccinations are in just 10 countries that account for 60% of global GDP. As of today, almost 130 countries, with 2.5 billion people, are yet to administer a single dose. This self-defeating strategy will cost lives and livelihoods, give the …

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