Search Tag: Pandemics

ICU Management

COVID-19 and the History of Pandemics

2020 19 May

How are we dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons we can learn from similar diseases over the last few centuries. The face of human history has always been pockmarked by disease, in more ways than one. In our current privileged world of technology, gene sequencing and micro RNA, the possibility of a new disease that kept us inside... Read more

Executive Health Management

New Solutions to Face Mask Shortages

2020 25 Mar

With the deficit in vital mask supplies rapidly increasing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers around the world are developing alternative solutions.   You may also like : Hospitals’ Creative Responses to Coronavirus Challenges   Self-Sanitising Mask A research team at Northwestern University led by Jiaxing Huang, a professor of... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19 Outbreak Declared a Pandemic

2020 11 Mar

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, ie the ‘worldwide spread’ of a new disease.   You may also like: COVID-19 Forces Healthcare Congresses Cancellations   “We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of... Read more

ICU Management

The Next Ebola: Can We Do Better?

2015 24 Nov

The human catastrophe of the Ebola epidemic that began in 2013 shocked the world’s conscience and created an unprecedented crisis. An independent panel of global experts has called for critical reforms to prevent future pandemics. The group of 19 experts, convened by the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical... Read more