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Angela Katsapi as New Consultant at World Health Organization

2021 20 Oct

Angela Katsapi started an additional position as a Consultant at World Health Organization . In 2019, she founded the Euro-Mediterranean Institute for Quality and Safety in Health Service. She is a healthcare professional with advanced experience in international hospital assessments for quality and patients’ safety standards. She works for international... Read more

WHO Report: AI in Health - 6 Guiding Principles for its Design and Use

2021 28 Jun

Ethics and human rights must be a part of the design, deployment, and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the delivery of healthcare, according to the World Health Organisation’s first global report on AI in health. The WHO report, Ethics and governance of artificial intelligence for health , was released June 28th, and is the result of... Read more

COVID-19: Unforeseen and Unpredictable Pandemic

2020 11 May

Summary: The COVID-19 crisis has uncovered a plethora of issues with the health systems in Europe and is predicted to have enormous consequences – both in healthcare and elsewhere. In early April, our EXEC Editor-in-Chief Alexandre Lourenço talked to HealthManagement.org about the challenges hospitals in the EU have been facing and contemplated... Read more

Witty to Help WHO with COVID-19 Vaccine Development

2020 20 Apr

Sir Andrew Witty, president of UnitedHealth Group and CEO of Optum and f ormer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) chief executive , has taken a leave of absence from his current job to join the World Health Organization (WHO) in the agency’s efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.   You may also like: Where Does COVID-19 Vaccine Development Stand?... Read more

Novel Coronavirus: New Name, New Cases

2020 12 Feb

On 11 February, the World Health Organization (WHO) named the novel coronavirus, previously referred to as 2019-nCoV , COVID-19, which stands for ‘coronavirus disease 2019.’ The organisation underlined that it was careful to find a name without stigma, ie one that “did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, or an individual or... Read more

2020: Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

2020 29 Jan

Summary: The World Health Organization designated the year 2020 as the ‘Year of the Nurse and the Midwife’ in honour of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. President of the European Nurse Directors Association explains why it is so important to global health. World Health Organization (WHO) is the collaborating partner... Read more

RAD-AID International and Global Health Radiology

2017 07 May

RAD-AID is a non-governmental organisation with a mission to promote radiology in global health with emphasis on sustainability through education.   According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 3-4 billion people are at risk for widespread loss and death that could be treated or avoided if radiology was available. Additionally,... Read more