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IT Management

Israeli Hospital Prepares Telemedicine for COVID-19

2020 12 Feb

WHO renamed COVID-19 on February 11 in a bid to avoid inaccuracies or de-stigmatisation stemming from the name of the coronavirus.   Meanwhile, the respiratory virus has opened doors to technological applications that range from telemedicine to AI integration.   You might also like: Novel Coronavirus: New Name, New... Read more

Executive Health Management

Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Continues to Spread

2020 07 Feb

The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to grow. WHO and other institutions and organisations around the world are trying to implement measures to contain the outbreak and find treatments.   You may also like: WHO Declares Public Health Emergency   WHO is convening a global research... Read more

Executive Health Management

WHO Appoints Hans Kluge as Regional Director for Europe

2020 05 Feb

Dr Hans Kluge was endorsed by WHO’s Executive Board as the new regional director for Europe for the next five years. His work would span over the 53 countries of the WHO European Region with a population of 900 million people.   You may also like: Alexandre Lourenço: New HealthManagement.org EXEC Editor-In-Chief   A medical doctor... Read more

Executive Health Management

Coronavirus Outbreak: On the Verge of Global Emergency

2020 30 Jan

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), is reconvening the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on 30 January, to advise on whether the current outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). The meeting is planned to start at 13:30 Geneva... Read more

Executive Health Management

WHO Committee to Meet on Coronavirus ‘Emergency’ Status

2020 30 Jan

The Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) will be reconvened by the World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today. The meeting is planned to start at 13:30 Geneva time.   The virus, named 2019-nCoV, originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, apparently from wild animals sold at a market, with... Read more

Executive Health Management

Despite Measures, Coronavirus Continues to Spread

2020 27 Jan

By 27 January, the number of people killed in China by the new coronavirus has risen to 81, with almost 3,000 confirmed ill. The centre of the outbreak, Wuhan, is the capital of Hubei province, in which 76 deaths have occurred, with five deaths elsewhere. In an attempt to contain the spread of the virus, the city is in lockdown, several... Read more

Executive Health Management

2020 02 Jan

This New Year is significant for World Health as the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the year 2020 as the ‘Year of the Nurse and the Midwife’ in honour of the 200 th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.   World Health Organization (WHO) is the collaborating partner in the three-year ’Nursing Now!’ Campaign... Read more

Executive Health Management

Uncovering Socioeconomic Health Factors

2019 07 Nov

Preventing a problem is always better than fixing it, especially when it comes to health. Yet, in the healthcare industry treating medical conditions still dominates their prevention. In part, this situation is rooted in patients’ data (un)availability, and particularly socioeconomic data. Clinicians often deal only with information regarding a... Read more

IMAGING Management

Vaping and Lung Injury

2019 28 Aug

The U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating 193 cases where severe lung injury has been linked to e-cigarettes or ‘vaping’ use across 22 states in America, with one reported death.   Vaping has gained significant popularity over the past few years, especially amongst teenagers, as an alternative to traditional... Read more

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3-step 15sec hand-rubs reduce infection & improve hygiene compliance

2019 16 Apr

The spread of infectious diseases in hospitals and the increase in hospital deaths due to Health Care Acquired Infections is one of the leading concerns and main focus of clinicians worldwide. Hand hygiene in healthcare has proven to be the single most effective, simple and low-cost heath improvement component to increase infection control quality... Read more