Pandemic disruptions led to 47,000 more malaria deaths last year, WHO says

The World Health Organization said Monday that the global response to the longtime threat of malaria has taken a hit as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted health services in many countries, leading to tens of thousands more deaths worldwide last year.
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New research published inThe Lancet shows for the first time the global impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which poses an increasingly serious threat to human health around the world. The study found AMR is directly associated with at least 1.27 million deaths per year, making AMR a leading cause of death globally, higher than HIV/AIDS and malaria. In the United States alone, the CDC estimates AMR affects at least 3 million Americans and results in 48,000 U.S. deaths annually. Today ’s report also builds upona body of evidence further confirming the growing fear about the link betweenCOVID-19 and increasing le...
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Twelve-year-old boy in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, sorts through hazardous plastic waste without any protection, working to support his family amidst the lockdown. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said last year that the pandemic has “laid bare” challenges –such as structural inequalities, inadequate healthcare, and the lack of universal social protection – and the heavy price societies are paying as a result. Ending poverty sits at the heart of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and is the first of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite this, poverty and hunge...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news
Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2021 Dec 2;45(4):317-325. doi: 10.4274/tpd.galenos.2021.25744.ABSTRACTThe Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which started in Wuhan, China in December 2019, has affected the whole world and caused approximately four million deaths. Consequently, scientists have done a great deal of research in such a short time about the disease. Meanwhile, parasites, whose evolutionary process is as old as human history, are often underestimated despite their high prevalence and lethality. Recent studies; however, have shown that immunity changes caused by parasitic infections affect the course of viral ...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Source Type: research
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