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New Essential Diagnostics List from WHO

2021 30 Jan

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its Essential Diagnostics List that for the first time includes WHO-recommended COVID-19 tests, and urged countries to prioritise investments in testing.   You might also like: WHO-led Discussion on COVID-19 Vaccines   WHO has been publishing a yearly essential diagnostics list... Read more

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Pandemic Spotlights The Urgent Need For A National Patient Safety Board

2020 08 Sep

September 17th is WHO’s World Patient Safety Day. There’s no better moment in history to call for new legislation that finally ensures health worker and patient safety. Today, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation released a  detailed white paper  and its leadership issued the following statement urging the creation of a National Patient Safety... 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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Planning Your Surge Capacity: Useful Tools

2020 12 Apr

As of 12 April , the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world is approaching 1.8 million. Almost 110,000 people have died and over 404,000 recovered. Despite the declines in deaths in Italy and Spain and other European nations, such as t he Netherlands, Ireland and  Austria approaching their peaks, others are still facing... Read more

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World Health Day: State of the World’s Nursing Report

2020 07 Apr

7 April is World Health Day, and this International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife it celebrates the work of nurses and midwives and their critical role in keeping the world healthy with t he tagline 'Support nurses and midwives.' To mark this day, the World Health Organization has released the first ever State of the World’s Nursing 2020... Read more

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Policy, Guidance and Recommendations for COVID-19 Decision-Making

2020 06 Apr

The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to expand its COVID-19 resource base for policymakers and decision-makers with new briefs and tools aimed at helping the health systems to manage the current novel coronavirus crisis.   You may also like: Free Online COVID-19 Educational Resources for Healthcare Workers   Strengthening the... Read more

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WHO Calls to ‘Test, Test, Test’ amid Growing Restrictive Measures

2020 17 Mar

As of morning 17 March, there are 182,388 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, in the world, with 7,152 fatal and 79,432 recovered. After China (over 81,000 confirmed cases and more than 3,200 deaths), Italy has the highest number of confirmed cases, with almost 25,000. Iran and South Korea also have significant outbreaks, with... Read more

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COVID-19: How Can Hospitals Protect Workers and Patients?

2020 13 Mar

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues its spread globally. Public authorities are implementing various measures to contain or delay it, from complete or partial territorial lockdowns to closing schools to banning larger public gatherings. In this situation healthcare systems are on the front line, and hospitals and healthcare leadership... Read more

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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

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Alcohol-Based Scrubbing: Potential for Savings

2020 03 Mar

Eliminating water from presurgical hand preparation and instead adopting exclusive use of alcohol-based hand scrub may save modern health care facilities millions in costs and potentially conserve water resources.   You may also like : Robots Cut C.difficile Transmissions   A new study ( Javitt et al. 2020 ) found that at a... Read more