New humanitarian air service boosts COVID-19 response in the Pacific

August 6th, 2020|

A flight carrying protective masks, ventilators and other essential medical supplies for COVID-19 response, landed in Papua New Guinea on Thursday, marking the start of a humanitarian air service for the Pacific region, Governments and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have announced. ...

Zika Virus Disease in Colombia — Preliminary Report

August 6th, 2020|

Zika virus is a flavivirus transmitted primarily by the bite of an infected aedes mosquito. In Colombia, a country with a population of 48 million, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are the species that are most commonly found at elevations below 2000 m above sea level. Transmission of… ...

Native-Valve Infective Endocarditis

August 6th, 2020|

Foreword. This Journal feature begins with a case vignette highlighting a common clinical problem. Evidence supporting various strategies is then presented, followed by a review of formal guidelines, when they exist. The article ends with the authors’ clinical recommendations. Stage. A 72-year-old… ...

From Icebox to Tinderbox — A View from the Southern Border

August 5th, 2020|

Dozens of asylum seekers used to arrive at Puerto Fronterizo El Chaparral in Tijuana at the break of dawn each day, where they would be corralled within makeshift metal barriers. Children lay sprawled on the concrete, heads nestled in parents’ laps after the disorienting trip from the crowded… ...

Thailand’s COVID-19 response an example of resilience and solidarity: a UN Resident Coordinator’s Blog

August 5th, 2020|

In January, Thailand became the second country to confirm a COVID-19 case but, since then, the country has shown remarkable resilience and, as of late July, there had not been any recorded cases of domestic transmission for nearly two months. Gita Sabharwal, the UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand, explains that this...