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WHO guidance: Feasibility of community mental health

Jonas Bull, Policy and Research Officer at Mental Health Europe, sheds light on new WHO guidance that demonstrates the feasibility of community mental health services based on human rights.
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Congo: Pathogen sequencing for infectious disease epidemics

Dr Placide Mbala-Kingebeni and Prof Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, discuss the contribution of pathogen sequencing in the management of infectious disease epidemics in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Welfare of older adults across healthcare

Dr. Malcolm Doupe and Dr. Frode Fadnes Jacobsen present their joint research program in response to the World Health Organization’s Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health.
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Impact of COVID-19 in African countries

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, offers preliminary context about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in most African countries, starting with lessons to be learned from previous outbreaks.
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Public health response to dementia

Chris Lynch, Deputy CEO at Alzheimer’s Disease International, sheds light on the WHO Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025.
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WHO leader says “there is no vaccine for the climate crisis”

A new editorial, published across 220 journals, expresses the climate concerns of healthcare professionals and researchers - with Dr Ghebreyesus saying "there is no vaccine for the climate crisis".
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New mosquito control tools are critical

Leo Braack, Malaria Consortium’s Senior Vector Control Specialist, recounts the ongoing battle against vector-borne diseases and shares why the need for new mosquito control tools has become critical.
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WHO asks richer countries to hold off on third COVID doses

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO leader, asked richer countries in the Global North to wait before giving third COVID jabs - as the Global South is yet to hit 10% double-vaccinated, due to low vaccine supply.
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WHO says double-vaccinated people should wear masks

The World Health Organisation says that double-vaccinated people should wear masks due to the rising threat of the Delta variant, as the UK considers dropping mandatory mask measures after 'unlockdown'.
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COVID-19 in Africa: Where are we?

Open Access Government caught up with Dr Mary Stephen, Public Health Expert at the World Health Organization African Region, provides an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in Africa.
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WHO gives emergency approval to Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has given emergency approval to the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine - because there is ongoing "access inequity" for countries in the Global South.
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World Health Organisation renames ‘Indian variant’ to Delta

The WHO has renamed COVID variants of concern, as they believe that the scientific names can be "difficult" to use - leading to both misreporting and potential discrimination against countries of origin.
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New technologies for knowledge translation in cancer

Ahmed Samir Abdelhafiz and Zisis Kozlakidis both shed light on new technologies for knowledge translation in cancer.
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How will everyone benefit if WTO members sign the TRIPS COVID-19 waiver?

Rachel Thrasher, Research Fellow at the Global Development Policy Center in Boston, explains how the TRIPS COVID-19 waiver rejected by the WTO could ramp up global vaccine production.

Covax will protect millions of Pakistanis against COVID-19

The global vaccine facility Covax will help Pakistan’s vaccination programme protect millions of Pakistanis against COVID-19.
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WHO team in China confirm that COVID-19 came from animals

The WHO team in China have confirmed through their investigation that it is "extremely unlikely" the virus leaked from a lab in Wuhan.
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UK offers genomics expertise to find COVID-19 virus variants across the world

The UK will offer its world-leading genomics expertise to identify new variants of the COVID-19 virus to countries who do not have the resources to do so.
Flu vaccine

Flu vaccine sees highest uptake on record

Over 80% of those aged 65+ in England have received the flu vaccine so far this year – the highest uptake on record.
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A modern approach to hand hygiene training

SureWash, a CPD certified hand hygiene training company has been helping healthcare facilities globally with the fight against COVID-19. Founder and CTO, Dr Gerard Lacey tells us about their technology and what comes next for the company.
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Infodemic: The other face of epidemics (COVID-19)

Dr Sylvie Briand, Director, Global Infectious Hazards Preparedness Department at the World Health Organization, explains how COVID-19 is accompanied by fighting an infodemic.

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