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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.
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.
influenza strategy

WHO’s Influenza Strategy: Prevention, control, and preparedness

A group of experts from the World Health Organization explain the Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 that charts the path towards greater global influenza prevention, control, and preparedness through 2030.
urgent sepsis care

What the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about the need for urgent sepsis care

Stuart Snape, Managing Partner, Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors, walks us through what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about the need for urgent sepsis care.
multilateral response to COVID, LMIC

Preventing a humanitarian crisis through a multilateral response to COVID-19

John H. Breen, political scientist and advisor, explains the humanitarian necessity of a multilateral response to COVID-19 and offers policy suggestions.
struggling with infertility

COVID-19 has massively impacted couples struggling with fertility

Sandra Greenbank, Nutritional Therapist & creator of the Corporate Fertility Policy, explores the impact that COVID-19 has had on those struggling with fertility and how employers can offer support.
frontline care workers

The role of technology in keeping frontline care workers safe during crisis

Steve Sawyer, managing director of Access Health & Social Care, explains how technology is helping care providers to protect the safety of frontline care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
casualty of COVID-19, data protection

Has data protection become another casualty of COVID-19?

Julian Hayes and Andrew Watson of the Data Protection team at BCL Solicitors consider if data protection has become another casualty of COVID-19.

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