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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

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.
hand hygiene training

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.
infodemic, infodemiology

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.
COVID-19 vaccine, TRIPS agreement

TRIPS agreement: A waiver makes the COVID-19 vaccine more accessible

Rachel Thrasher, Research Fellow at the Global Development Policy Center in Boston, says this time is different and the TRIPS Council knows it - the COVID-19 vaccine needs to be freely accessible to all countries.
cancer challenges

Cancer challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa

Zisis Kozlakidis, International Agency for Research on Cancer and Chite Asirwa, International Cancer Institute, walk us through the cancer challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa today.
synthetic pesticides

Influence of synthetic pesticides on human health and the global ecosystem

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group charts the influence of synthetic pesticides on human health and the global ecosystem.
neck and shoulder pain

How to alleviate back, neck and shoulder pain in 10 simple steps

In aid of Back Care Awareness Week (5th-9th October), Feel Good Contacts has collaborated with Personal Trainer, Badrul Islam to offer advice on how to alleviate neck, shoulder and back pain (aka posture pandemic) caused by working from home.

Health: Enabling young children to achieve their full developmental potential

We spoke to the WHO Press Office about enabling young children to achieve their full developmental potential in this in-depth health focus.
air pollution targets

Government must commit to stronger air pollution targets

Zak Bond, Policy Officer at the British Lung Foundation, explores why the government must commit to stronger air pollution targets to protect our lungs as we recover from COVID-19.
microplastics in drinking-water

WHO report on microplastics in drinking-water

Jennifer De France from the World Health Organization walks us through what we need to know about microplastics in drinking- water.
COVID-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 outbreak in the African Region

Open Access Government was privileged to speak with Dr Mary Stephen, Public Health Expert at the World Health Organization African Region about the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak since it was first reported in China back in December 2019.
existing vaccines

Uptake of existing vaccines will help support health systems from COVID-19 pressures

The Immunisation For All Ages group discusses the importance of protecting vaccine budgets and immunisation infrastructure, even amidst COVID-19.
your mental health

How can technology help your mental health?

David Brudö, CEO of digital platform Remente, explains how COVID-19 has accelerated the need for technology to proactively address the mental health crisis.
microplastics in the Pantanal

Are microplastics in the Pantanal a threat to humans?

The question of whether microplastics in the Pantanal, South America, are a threat to humans is explored here in detail by Pierre Girard, PhD.1, 2, Érika de Faria, PhD (in progress)2, and Andressa C. Moreschi PhD (in progress)2.
influenza virus in africa

The spread and expansion of the influenza virus in Africa

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group sheds light on the spread and expansion of several types of the influenza virus in Africa.
healthy eating

Food company promises related to healthy eating are rarely met

Barry M. Popkin, The Global Food Research Program, shares the global experience with food industry self-regulation and reflects on how healthy eating promises are rarely met.

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