WHO, partners seek to reboot Africa’s health emergency response – World – ReliefWeb

Brazzaville – With at least 100 health emergencies per year in Africa, ranging from disease outbreaks to natural or human-made disasters, health emergency partners are rallying to reform the continent’s current crisis response architecture. Member States and health emergency partners meeting in May during the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly called for comprehensive reforms of the World Health Organization (WHO) global […]

ICMR releases guidelines for drone usage in healthcare, to pilot blood bag delivery – Moneycontrol

Representational image After successfully using drones for delivering COVID-19 vaccines in the north-eastern states, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has come out with a guidance document for using drones for medical supplies in far-flung areas. According to sources, in the coming few months, the ICMR will be taking up pilots to check the viability of delivering blood bags […]

Despite a First-Ever ‘Right-to-Repair’ Law, There’s No Easy Fix for Wheelchair Users – Kaiser Health News

Robin Bolduc isn’t the type of person who takes “no” for an answer — particularly when it comes to fixing her husband’s wheelchair. Her husband, Bruce Goguen, 69, is paralyzed from multiple sclerosis. And without his chair, he would be stuck in bed, at risk of developing pneumonia or pressure sores that could lead to sepsis and death. When components […]

Flu, COVID-19, and pneumonia: New report compares deaths – Medical News Today

Share on PinterestA new report compares deaths from COVID-19 to deaths from the flu and pneumonia in the United Kingdom. Liu Junxi/Xinhua via Getty Images The Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the United Kingdom released a report comparing deaths from COVID-19 to deaths from pneumonia and flu. They found that since the COVID-19 outbreak, COVID-19 deaths have outpaced deaths […]

WHO says North Korea’s Covid outbreak worsening despite Pyongyang’s claims – Financial Times

The World Health Organization has warned that the coronavirus outbreak in North Korea is worsening despite Pyongyang’s claims that Covid-19 has been brought under control. Michael Ryan, the WHO’s head of emergencies, urged North Korean authorities to provide more information about the outbreak to help the UN agency evaluate the public health risks for the rest of the world. “We […]

‘What do I have to lose?’: desperate long Covid patients turn to ‘miracle cures’ – The Guardian

‘What do I have to lose?’: desperate long Covid patients turn to ‘miracle cures’ Few of the 23 million Americans with lingering symptoms are getting answers – in this dangerous void, alternative providers and wellness companies have created a cottage industry Robert McCann, a 44-year-old political strategist from Lansing, Michigan, sleeps for 15 hours – and when he wakes up, […]

Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare bestowed on health equity leader Dr. Mona Fouad MD, MPH – EurekAlert

image: The Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare view more  Credit: The Vilcek Foundation The Vilcek Foundation and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation are pleased to announce that the 2022 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare will be presented to Dr. Mona Fouad, MD, MPH. The Vilcek-Gold Award is a shared initiative of the Vilcek Foundation and the Gold Foundation that […]