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Executive Health Management

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

Executive Health Management

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

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

Executive Health Management

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

IMAGING Management

Emergency COVID-19 Lectures at ECR

2020 27 Feb

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is broadcasting a special lecture series on COVID-19 online to both the medical profession and the general public.   The ‘ Late-breaking "Trending Topic" session’ will be available online and will focus on the “experience and challenges in imaging and beyond”.   You might also like: Chest... Read more

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