Search Tag: World Health Organization (WHO)

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

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What’s 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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