April 2020 North America Analysis

In this North America April 2020 edition, David Goff at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, details the support for heart and vascular health research

No doubt you will be hearing much about COVD-19 and in connection with this, the importance of washing your hands. I can, therefore, recommend you take a look at the comment here from 1 from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group. In her article, she underlines the World Health Organization’s annual Clean Your Hands campaign and comments on harmonisation in hand hygiene training to help prevent and control infections.

In a key policy article, Rachel Conant, Vice President Federal Affairs, Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Impact Movement kindly provides an update on Alzheimer’s and dementia funding rises in the United States.

Elsewhere, Kapil Bharti, PhD, Senior Investigator and Head of the Ocular and Stem Cell Translational Research Section at the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, explains testing the safety of a stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration in this special focus on eye health.

Also, Greg Rosenthal, Communications Specialist at the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, details how the organisation safeguards America’s crops and forests, including comment on PPQ’s Safeguarding Continuum.

Finally, as part of our extended Canada coverage, Jane Hupe, Deputy Director, Environment from the International Civil Aviation Organization, shares her expertise on sustainable aviation fuels.

I look forward to welcoming you to future editions in 2020 and beyond of our online publication.


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