Search Tag: World Health Organization (WHO)

Executive Health Management

Urgent-policy-action-needed-to-promote-physical-activity

2022 03 Nov

A recent report published by the World Health Organization revealed that countries are not doing enough to encourage their populations to take part in physical activity.   If governments do not implement strong enough policies to increase levels of physical activity, it is estimated that around 500 million people will develop heart disease,...Read more

Executive Health Management

Vaccines-provide-everyone-a-chance-to-live-a-fulfilling-life-1

2022 25 Apr

The World Health Organization (WHO) will focus on the theme of ‘Long Life for All’ for World Immunization Week, 24-30 April 2022. The goal is to bring people to understand that vaccines let us to pursue our dreams, protect our loved ones, and make it possible for us to live a long & healthy life.   Every April, World Immunization Week brings people frRead more

Sustainability

Vaccines-provide-everyone-a-chance-to-live-a-fulfilling-life-1

2022 25 Apr

The World Health Organization (WHO) will focus on the theme of ‘Long Life for All’ for World Immunization Week, 24-30 April 2022. The goal is to bring people to understand that vaccines let us to pursue our dreams, protect our loved ones, and make it possible for us to live a long & healthy life.   Every April, World Immunization Week brings people frRead more

IMAGING Management

October-is-breast-cancer-awareness-month

2021 14 Oct

Major breast cancer charities worldwide annually celebrate October as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” This campaign began in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and Imperial Chemical Industries’ bio sciences division (now part of AstraZeneca) to raise awareness and funds for researching causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments,...Read more

Executive Health Management

Ia2030-directing-global-immunisation-efforts

2021 27 Apr

WHO, UNICEF and Gavi have announced an ambitious new global vaccination strategy aimed at saving 50 million lives.   You might also like: COVID-19 has added to the strain on Africa’s small healthcare providers who cannot secure bank loans. A new partnership by IFC, Philips and the Co-operative Bank of Kenya aims to help them....Read more

Executive Health Management

Whats-happening-with-covid-19-vaccine-supply

2021 29 Mar

Shortages of COVID-19 vaccine supplies are being felt globally, not excluding the EU and the UK. Do companies fulfil their obligations and where will new manufacturing facilities be created?   You might also like: Why has AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine been the centre of attention in Europe over the past few days? Learn more...Read more

Executive Health Management

Over-4-3b-pledged-by-g7-in-covid-19-fight-more-funds-needed

2021 20 Feb

G7 leaders have collectively pledged over $4.3 billion to the ACT Accelerator partnership to develop and distribute effective tests, treatments and vaccines globally.   You might also like: New Vaccine Agreements for COVAX   The commitment was made during the Virtual G7 leaders meeting on 19 February 2021, taking...Read more

IT Management

Smart-guidelines-for-national-digital-health-systems

2021 18 Feb

WHO has launched its first SMART Guideline approach that includes documentation, procedures and digital health tools.   You might also like: The Top of Mind for Top Health Systems 2021 report identifies three technology areas that healthcare leaders see as the most important now and in the nearest future. Read more .   Policies,...Read more

Digital Transformation

Smart-guidelines-for-national-digital-health-systems

2021 18 Feb

WHO has launched its first SMART Guideline approach that includes documentation, procedures and digital health tools.   You might also like: The Top of Mind for Top Health Systems 2021 report identifies three technology areas that healthcare leaders see as the most important now and in the nearest future. Read more .   Policies,...Read more

Executive Health Management

Health-information-systems-how-do-countries-perform

2021 12 Feb

The World Health Organization has released its ‘ Global report on health data systems and capacity, 2020 ’ based on the analysis of health information systems of more than 130 countries.   You might also like: HIT in 2021: Most Important Aspects   For the assessment, the new SCORE for Health Data Technical Package was used, where...Read more

Executive Health Management

Free-who-course-on-rehabilitation-in-covid-19-patients

2021 06 Feb

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched another free online course of its Clinical Management of Patients with COVID-19 course series. The latest addition is dedicated to the rehabilitation of such patients.   You might also like: Digital Healthcare Focus: Integrating Telerehabilitation in Rehabilitation Care   The course...Read more

Executive Health Management

New-vaccine-agreements-for-covax

2021 23 Jan

COVAX, the global initiative to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines across the world, has announced new agreements for Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines delivery, about 200 million doses in total.   You might also like: COVID-19 Vaccines: Tracking and Future Distribution   Specifically,...Read more

Executive Health Management

Who-led-discussion-on-covid-19-vaccines

2021 16 Jan

Under the umbrella of the World Health Organization, its Emergency Committee and several thousands of scientists looked into the challenges related to COVID-19 vaccine safety, efficacy and access.   You might also like: COVID-19 Vaccine: From Ethics of Early Access to Payments for Risk   T he meeting of the Emergency Committee...Read more

Executive Health Management

Global-solidarity-on-worldaidsday

2020 01 Dec

Since 1988, each year on 1 December World AIDS Day is observed raising awareness of the ongoing AIDS pandemic and mourning those who have died of the disease.   You might also like: Zoom On: Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, International AIDS Society President   While for now the focus of the international community may be on the...Read more

Executive Health Management

Global-covid-19-response-a-collective-failure

2020 15 Sep

The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) has released its second report ‘A World in Disorder,’ in which it harshly criticises the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   You might also like: Assessing COVID-19 Response   Created in 2017 and formally launched in 2018, the GPMB is an independent monitoring and accountability...Read more

Executive Health Management

Considerable-gaps-with-uhc

2020 02 Sep

Universal health coverage (UHC) means enabling all people to receive necessary healthcare services without experiencing financial burden. A new study (GBD 2019 Universal Health Coverage Collaborators 2020) has assessed progress on UHC effective coverage for 204 countries and territories over the past three decades (1990 to 2019).   You might...Read more

Executive Health Management

Who-survey-focusses-on-disruptions-to-essential-health-services

2020 01 Sep

Over 100 countries from five regions participated in the World Health Organization (WHO) survey on the impact of COVID-19 on health systems. The results show that in the overwhelming majority of countries, especially low- and middle-income ones, experienced disruption to their health services, including both routine and elective services as well...Read more

Executive Health Management

Fda-mhra-revoke-covid-19-authorisations-for-hydroxychloroquine

2020 16 Jun

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has revoked its emergency use authorisation for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as treatments for COVID-19. The U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has followed suit, but Brazil criticised the decision and expanded the drugs’ use.   You might also like: Warnings about Potential...Read more

Executive Health Management

Design-flaws-of-covid-19-clinical-trials

2020 10 Jun

A review of the registered clinical trials of potential treatments for COVID-19 suggests that in many cases the trial design lacks features key to scientific value, such as the use of control groups and patient and clinician blinding.   You might also like: EMA Fast-Tracking Procedures for COVID-19 Medicines   The...Read more

Executive Health Management

Covid-19-technology-access-pool-is-launched

2020 29 May

Today, 29 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP), a global initiative aimed at making various health technologies and products, such as vaccines, tests and treatments to fight COVID-19, accessible to all.   You might also like: New Global Platform to Pool COVID-19 Data  ...Read more

Executive Health Management

Potential-covid-19-treatments-some-in-some-out

2020 27 May

The UK health ministry has announced that the antiviral drug remdesivir would be made available to selected COVID-19 patients while the World Health Organization (WHO) is putting the hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine arm within the COVID-19 Solidarity Trial on hold.   You may also like : From Hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir to Plasma Administration...Read more

Executive Health Management

Wha-concludes-with-landmark-covid-19-resolution

2020 20 May

The 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) concluded on 19 May with its delegates adopting a landmark COVID-19 resolution co-sponsored by over 130 countries.   You may also like : Planning Your Surge Capacity: Useful Tools   The resolution calls for intensified efforts to contain the pandemic, availability of all essential health technologies...Read more

Executive Health Management

World-health-assembly-goes-virtual

2020 18 May

On 18 and 19 May, the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) is being held. There are a number of hot issues on the agenda, including participation of Taiwan as an observer and a probe into the COVID-19 pandemic.   You may also like : WHO May Lose Its Largest Donor   The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World...Read more

IT Management

New-global-platform-to-pool-covid-19-data

2020 16 May

This month the World Health Organization (WHO) will be launching a platform for open, collaborative sharing of knowledge, data and intellectual property on existing and new health tools to combat COVID-19.   You may also like : Planning Your Surge Capacity: Useful Tools   According to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,...Read more

Executive Health Management

World-celebrates-nurses-day

2020 12 May

On 12 May the world celebrates International Nurses Day. Nursing is one of the most in-demand and at the same time most under-invested in professions globally. Today, its importance is acknowledged and highlighted.   You may also like : World Health Day: State of the World’s Nursing Report   International Nurses Day is observed...Read more

Executive Health Management

Who-guidelines-on-ppe-use-for-covid-19-are-questioned

2020 30 Apr

The existing guidelines on special separation in healthcare facilities are based on scarce and outdated evidence, a study has found.   You may also like: Policy, Guidance and Recommendations for COVID-19 Decision-Making   According to a globally accepted rule of infection control, when performing triage, medical staff do not...Read more

ICU Management

Covid-19-online-resources-for-health-care-professionals

2020 23 Apr

Below you can find a summarised overview of online resources with developments, guidelines and recommendations for physicians and medical staff for COVID-19 patients in critical condition (e.g. patients in intensive care), as well as other general resources. ICU Therapy guideline for the treatment of patients with a SARS CoV2 infection Autoren:...Read more