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Conflict, climate crisis, threaten fragile gains to advance women and children’s health

2020-09-25T18:48:09+00:00

Fragile gains made over the past decade to advance women and children’s health are threatened by conflict, the climate crisis and COVID-19, according to a new report from Every Woman Every Child, released on Friday. ...

Conflict, climate crisis, threaten fragile gains to advance women and children’s health2020-09-25T18:48:09+00:00

Updated influenza vaccine advice targets protection of elderly and health workers

2020-09-25T14:39:46+00:00

Amid a potential global shortage in influenza vaccines and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the UN health agency has advised countries to protect the elderly and health workers first. ...

Updated influenza vaccine advice targets protection of elderly and health workers2020-09-25T14:39:46+00:00

Ebola Response Priorities in the Time of Covid-19

2020-09-24T08:00:00+00:00

On April 10, 2020, a total of 53 days after the last patient with Ebola virus disease (EVD) had been isolated and more than 23 months since the start of the 10th EVD outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a new confirmed case was reported in the Beni health...

Ebola Response Priorities in the Time of Covid-192020-09-24T08:00:00+00:00

Lower-Dose Zinc for Childhood Diarrhea — A Randomized, Multicenter Trial

2020-09-24T08:00:00+00:00

Although there has been a 90% decline in diarrhea-related deaths since the 1980s, diarrheal diseases remain a major public health problem. In 2018, approximately 500,000 children died from diarrhea. Most deaths from diarrhea among children could be avoided if children received high-quality case… ...

Lower-Dose Zinc for Childhood Diarrhea — A Randomized, Multicenter Trial2020-09-24T08:00:00+00:00

Countries urged to act against COVID-19 ‘infodemic’

2020-09-23T17:40:28+00:00

The UN and partners have urged countries to take urgent action to address what they have described as the “infodemic” that has surfaced in tandem with the COVID-19 pandemic, both in the real world and online.  ...

Countries urged to act against COVID-19 ‘infodemic’2020-09-23T17:40:28+00:00

Impact on workers of COVID-19 is ‘catastrophic’: ILO 

2020-09-23T15:31:05+00:00

COVID-19 has had a “catastrophic” impact on workers, the head of the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday, with lost working hours higher than originally forecast, and equivalent to 495 million full-time jobs globally in the second quarter of the year.  ...

Impact on workers of COVID-19 is ‘catastrophic’: ILO 2020-09-23T15:31:05+00:00

Evaluating and Deploying Covid-19 Vaccines — The Importance of Transparency, Scientific Integrity, and Public Trust

2020-09-23T08:00:00+00:00

An unprecedented effort is under way to rapidly develop Covid-19 vaccines, with pharmaceutical companies, academic researchers, and government agencies aiming to compress into several months a process that typically requires at least several years. This work is supported by extraordinary public and… ...

Evaluating and Deploying Covid-19 Vaccines — The Importance of Transparency, Scientific Integrity, and Public Trust2020-09-23T08:00:00+00:00

Community Health Workers and Covid-19 — Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Times of Crisis and Beyond

2020-09-23T08:00:00+00:00

As the United States navigates the uncertainties of Covid-19 and begins a long-overdue process of confronting systemic racism, the communities most affected by poverty, racism, and language barriers and those with the largest populations of immigrants continue to have the worst health outcomes. In… ...

Community Health Workers and Covid-19 — Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Times of Crisis and Beyond2020-09-23T08:00:00+00:00