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COVID-19 Technology Access Pool is Launched

2020 29 May

Today, 29 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP), a global initiative aimed at making various health technologies and products, such as vaccines, tests and treatments to fight COVID-19, accessible to all.   You might also like: New Global Platform to Pool COVID-19 Data  ... Read more

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Rushing COVID-19 Vaccine Development: Is It Justified?

2020 28 May

The U.S. is joining the COVID-19 vaccine race with a massive testing effort planned for this year, and Russia might start vaccinations this autumn. While many warn against rushing the vaccine development, others point to ethical ways to potentially accelerate the trials.   You might also like: Where Does COVID-19 Vaccine Development... Read more

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Potential COVID-19 Treatments: Some In, Some Out

2020 27 May

The UK health ministry has announced that the antiviral drug remdesivir would be made available to selected COVID-19 patients while the World Health Organization (WHO) is putting the hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine arm within the COVID-19 Solidarity Trial on hold.   You may also like : From Hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir to Plasma... Read more

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Alternating Lockdowns and Relaxation for Pandemic Control

2020 26 May

An international team of researchers has analysed several scenarios of non-pharmaceutical COVID-19 interventions in 16 countries and outlined an effective strategy of alternating lockdown and relaxation cycles.   You may also like: Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions – What’s Next?   Since there are still no proven treatments or vaccines... Read more

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WHA Concludes with Landmark COVID-19 Resolution

2020 20 May

The 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) concluded on 19 May with its delegates adopting a landmark COVID-19 resolution co-sponsored by over 130 countries.   You may also like : Planning Your Surge Capacity: Useful Tools   The resolution calls for intensified efforts to contain the pandemic, availability of all essential health technologies... Read more

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EU Streams Millions into COVID-19 R&D

2020 20 May

The European Commission is planning to invest another €122 million in COVID-19 research and has launched a second call for an expression of interest by projects in manufacturing, digital technologies, population-based cohort studies, etc.   You may also like : EU Supports Clinical Trials During COVID-19   This call follows the first... Read more

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STAFF MENTAL HEALTH PROTECTION IN PANDEMIC

2020 27 May

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EHMA European Hospitals & COVID-19: reacting and adapting

2020 21 May

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World Health Assembly Goes Virtual

2020 18 May

On 18 and 19 May, the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) is being held. There are a number of hot issues on the agenda, including participation of Taiwan as an observer and a probe into the COVID-19 pandemic.   You may also like : WHO May Lose Its Largest Donor   The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World... Read more

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2020 15 May

The 20th century was characterised by the intensive development of technologies and their application in different fields. Distance education is one of the best and prominent examples of technology transfer and information sharing. It enables the creation and usage of digital content to inform and train people as well as usage of tools (ie,... Read more

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IHF Awards 2020: Deadline Extended

2020 15 May

Entry submissions for the International Hospital Federation (IHF) Awards 2020 has just been extended to 30 June 2020. Until then, hospitals and health service providers can still nominate their outstanding and innovative projects and programmes. The awards will be presented during the 44th IHF World Hospital Congress (WHC) to be held on... Read more

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2020 12 May

It is a common view that the current situation, which we are asked to deal with, evokes smaller or bigger arguments. There was dogmatism that collapsed, ideological obsessions that were demolished, and Keynes-based policies that take peculiar revenge. At least, this is what has been said by the Greek Deputy Minister of Finance in an interview... Read more

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New Image Sharing Technology Transforms Radiology Services Across Yorkshire

2020 11 May

The XERO Exchange Network, a new image sharing technology from Agfa HealthCare’s Enterprise Imaging solution has been launched by the Yorkshire Imaging Collaborative, a collaboration of hospital trusts that collectively covers a population of over three million patients. A new image sharing system has just been launched and is now available... Read more

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How the Digitisation of ICU can Power the Fight Against COVID-19

2020 11 May

GE Healthcare introduces an out-of-the-box COVID-19 tailored solution that automatically captures data and provides quick and relevant COVID-19 clinical insights. As the tsunami of Coronavirus “COVID-19” (SARS-CoV-2) cases surged across the globe from east to west, the scaling up of Intensive Care Units (ICU) in Europe accelerated to increase... Read more

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COVID-19: Data Uncertainty and Effectiveness of Interventions

2020 11 May

Summary: For the past 15 years Prof. Andy Tatem has been working with population data globally, and his team was one of the first to analyse the COVID-19 spread and interventions during the outbreak in China. He speaks with HealthManagement.org about public health measures, COVID-19 changing the nature of research, and how data could and should be... Read more

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The Global Effort to Manage COVID-19 Through Collaboration and Clinical Terminology

2020 11 May

Management of patient information and information standards regarding sharing, analysis and planning have become critical today. SNOMED International offers SNOMED CT, the world’s largest clinical terminology with a collection of 350,000+ clinical concepts for improved management of patient data. The global campaign to address COVID-19 is being... Read more

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Global COVID-19 Pandemic - Compelling Effects on Cardiovascular Medicine

2020 11 May

Summary: Quarantining and public interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic have raised concerns about a decrease in presentations for urgent and life-threatening cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular disease may remain undiagnosed for a longer duration. How can this be addressed? Introduction All members of the coronaviruses (CoV)... Read more

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Filling the Gaps: Learning From Each Other During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 11 May

Summary: The COVID-19 crisis has created many challenges for health systems around the world. Health leaders have to focus on sustaining their organisations at all levels, and the International Hospital Federation is offering its support to them through a number of projects. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic reminds us of how we are all interconnected.... Read more

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Oxygen – A Vital Need for the Fight Against COVID-19

2020 11 May

The serious health crisis in France, Italy, Spain and so many other countries highlights the crucial importance of access to medical oxygen for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Hospitals are faced with the need for increasing supplies of oxygen necessary for the survival of patients. The oxygen delivered to them is produced in factories... Read more