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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

IMAGING Management

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

Executive Health Management

Lack of research into precision medicine may hinder targeted therapies for cancers in the UAE

2018 12 Dec

·       Experts highlight that Middle Eastern populations are underrepresented in disease research ·       UAE Vision 2021 aims to reduce cancer-related deaths, which WHO estimated to be 25.6 deaths per 100,000 population in the UAE in 2017 ·       Barriers to providing precision medicine in the Arab Read more

Health Management

Shaping the future of dementia care

2018 21 Aug

Re-examining approaches for dementia management. The potential of applying integrated pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for the care of people living with dementia. Dementia is a mental state used to denote severe cognitive impairment which impacts daily activities and life. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common... Read more

Health Management

Calling China’s champions for global health

2017 09 Nov

How the economic giant is advancing healthcare across the globe   The World Health Organization (WHO) argues China’s private sector ecosystem capabilities have a great deal to offer global healthcare innovation.   Earlier this year at the World Economic Forum, President Xi Jinping delivered a hearty defence of globalisation. To people... Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 25 Sep

The 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set the target of access to "safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all”, access to medicines long recognised as integral to achieving the right to health.  Yet the SDGs also stressed the need for coordination and cooperation -  emphasising the role of trade, partnership... Read more

IT Management

WHO Joins the Team for eHealth Week 2017

2016 07 Dec

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe will be contributing to the program of eHealth Week in May 2017. The event, which is organised by the Maltese Ministry for Health - as part of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union - the European Commission, and HIMSS-CHIME International will focus on the overarching... Read more