Covid: What's the advice for pregnant women and those who haven't had the jab?
Doctors and midwives are seeing a rise in unprotected pregnant women in hospital with Covid. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultrasound may not be needed prior to medication abortion
Not including preabortion ultrasound before medication abortion via telemedicin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Investigation highlights midwife's failure to read ultrasound scans Prenatal detection of heart defects low in Hispanic women, poor areas Can AI help detect congenital heart disease on fetal ultrasound? High-resolution MRI illuminates fetal white-matter tracts Benefits of ultrasound fetal size estimates questioned (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

To Prevent Teenage Pregnancies in Sub Saharan Africa, It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child
Honorine Meda became pregnant herself at the age of nineteen. Now she helps raise awareness of teenage pregnancy among girls in Dissin.By Guy DinmoreDISSIN, Burkina Faso, Jul 28 2021 (IPS) Honorine Meda is 23. Cycling through her hometown of Dissin, in Burkina Faso’s verdant southwest, she smiles, waves and stops to chat with one of the girls she counsels. Thanks to a program by the German development agency (GIZ) and their Pro Enfant initiative, Honorine trained to counsel teenage girls in Dissin on how to avoid pregnancies. She became pregnant herself, with her now three-year-old son, when she was 19. It was tough...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guy Dinmore Tags: Africa Aid Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health GIZ 2021 Source Type: news

The relationship between common mental disorders (CMDs), food insecurity and domestic violence in pregnant women during the COVID-19 lockdown in Cape Town, South Africa - Abrahams Z, Boisits S, Schneider M, Prince M, Lund C.
PURPOSE: We aimed to explore the relationship between common mental disorders (CMDs), food insecurity and experiences of domestic violence among pregnant women attending public sector midwife obstetric units and basic antenatal care clinics in Cape Town du... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Delayed pay rise will leave staff disappointed, say health unions
Health unions representing 1.2 million NHS staff in England have responded to the 3% NHS pay rise announced by the government today (Wednesday), which accepts the recommendation made by the independent pay review body. UNISON head of health and chair of the joint health unions Sara Gorton said: “Dedicated staff have been waiting far too long for a decent pay rise. That the government has moved from the insult of 1% shows ministers realise the damage that’s been done. “But the memory of 1%, combined with lengthy delay, has done lasting damage to morale and the trust staff have in ministers. The g...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 21, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nhs pay Source Type: news

It ’s #NotTooMuchToMask; let’s keep protecting ourselves and each other against the ongoing threat of COVID-19
As the final coronavirus restrictions across England are lifted and the legal requirements to wear a face mask and social distance come to an end, leading healthcare organisations, charities, unions and medical professionals have joined forces to support the public to make sensible choices that can keep themselves and others safe from infection. Launching a new campaign #NotTooMuchToMask, the group, led by the NHS Confederation, alongside a host of other organisations are encouraging everyone to keep protecting themselves and each other from catching or passing on coronavirus at a time when cases are soaring, and hosp...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Christina McAnea Covid-19 face masks Source Type: news

It ’s #NotTooMuchToMask
As the final coronavirus restrictions across England are lifted and the legal requirements to wear a face mask and social distance come to an end, leading healthcare organisations, charities, unions and medical professionals have joined forces to support the public to make sensible choices that can keep themselves and others safe from infection. Launching a new campaign #NotTooMuchToMask, the group, led by the NHS Confederation, alongside a host of other organisations are encouraging everyone to keep protecting themselves and each other from catching or passing on coronavirus at a time when cases are soaring, and hosp...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - July 19, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Christina McAnea Covid-19 face masks Source Type: news

Kenya: Midwives Bring Portable Ultrasound Technology to Remote Communities in Kenya
[UNFPA] A midwife examines a pregnant woman using the portable ultrasound device. © UNFPA Kenya (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: UK-Based Nurses and Midwives Launch Non-Profit Charitable Association
[Nyasa Times] Malawian nurses and midwives based in the United Kingdom (UK) have launched a non-profit making charitable association to improve access to essential healthcare services for all. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Midwives bring portable ultrasound technology to remote communities in Kenya
MFANGANO ISLAND, Kenya – In her four years at Sena Health Centre, midwife Goretti Adhiambo has seen too many lives lost to complications in pregnancy and childbirth. “We provide all the basic maternal health services at the health centre including antenatal care, but complicated cases have to be referred to the mainland hospital for specialized care,” she explained.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Covid unlocking a ‘perfect storm’ for pregnant women
Doctors and midwives warn Covid poses a greater risk to women in the later stages of pregnancy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid unlocking risk for pregnant women, say doctors
Doctors and midwives warn Covid can pose a greater risk to women in the later stages of pregnancy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy. Updated Version 13, RCOG
Version 13: updated 19 February 2021. Guidance for healthcare professionals on coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in pregnancy, published by the RCOG, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Public Health England and Public Health Scotland. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Partnering with traditional birth attendants to reach indigenous women in Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia –“Colombia is a multicolored country, with varied customs, practices and celebrations... Within that level of inclusion, we need to add traditional midwifery,” said Ledy Manuela Mosquera Moreno, a nurse and the executive director of the Association of the Interethnic Network of Midwifery Practiti oners of the Department of Chocó.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Partnering with traditional birth attendants to reach Afro-descendant and indigenous women in Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia –“Colombia is a multicolored country, with varied customs, practices and celebrations... Within that level of inclusion, we need to add traditional midwifery,” said Ledy Manuela Mosquera Moreno, a nurse and the executive director of the Association of the Interethnic Network of Midwifery Practiti oners of the Department of Chocó.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Remembering NHS workers lost to  pandemic means learning lessons for future
Speaking at a memorial event today (Saturday) commemorating the lives of the hundreds of NHS and care workers who lost their lives during the pandemic, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “At the start of last year the impact of Covid was unimaginable. But chilling images from hospitals around the world showed this was no ordinary virus. When the nightmare hit these shores, the UK changed forever. “While most people were locked down safely at home, NHS staff did what they always do – went into work to care for patients and save lives. “But o...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release NHS pandemic Source Type: news

New Regional Advisors Will Guide Frontline Health Workers Coalition ’s Policy and Advocacy Work
July 02, 2021This week the Frontline Health Workers Coalition welcomed four new regional advisors from low- and middle-income countries to its steering committee, where they will help guide the coalition’s health workforce policy and advocacy work over the next year. IntraHealth International serves as the secretariat for the coalition.“We are working to address longstandingpower imbalances in the global health arena, and reflecting on ways to more comprehensively address health workforce needs,” says David Bryden, director of the Coalition.“We do not simply want to speak on behalf of health workers...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Health Workers Source Type: news

Exclusive: Royal college defying NHS England over support for controversial therapy
The Royal College of Midwives spurned a request from NHS England to “pause” accreditation for a training programme in a controversial psychological therapy for women who have suffered traumatic births, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 2, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospitals invest in midwives to combat physician shortage
The midwives are able to offer more prenatal and postnatal care including delivering babies, allowing the physician to spend more time with higher-need patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

Hospitals invest in midwives to combat physician shortage
The midwives are able to offer more prenatal and postnatal care including delivering babies, allowing the physician to spend more time with higher-need patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 1, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

Decent pay rise vital to ensure the NHS is fighting fit post-pandemic,  say unions 
Health unions have written to new health secretary Sajid Javid stressing the crucial importance of pay in ensuring the NHS is ‘fighting fit’ to deal with its many post-pandemic challenges. The letter – signed by the heads of UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives – is on behalf of 14 unions representing more than a million NHS staff across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Now the NHS pay review body report is with the secretary of state for consideration, the unions say all eyes are on the government as health workers and the public a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release health sec NHS pay rise pandemic Source Type: news

New NHS flexible working rights to improve work-life balance and retain staff  
An agreement on ​​new flexible working rights aimed at giving NHS staff a better work-life balance is announced today (Tuesday) by health unions and NHS employers. The deal will make it easier for workers to request flexible working arrangements including a right to do so from ​the first day ​staff are employed in the NHS. It is expected to help the NHS recruit and retain health workers. The agreement comes at a time when many health employers and ​their staff are beginning to consider new ways of working. ​The government has ​already promised a consultation on work flexibility for all UK ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release flexible working NHS staff Source Type: news

Investigation highlights midwife's failure to read ultrasound scans
A patient had to make an agonizing decision to terminate her first pregnanc...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Inquest investigates death of Australian woman after wellness scan Radiotracer contaminates crematorium after patient dies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

‘Death Doulas’ Provide Aid at the End of Life
End-of-life doulas support people emotionally, physically, spiritually and practically: sitting vigil, giving hand massages, making snacks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Ellin Tags: Death and Dying Midwives and Doulas Living Wills and Health Care Proxies Grief (Emotion) University of Vermont Source Type: news

130 Countries Promise to Protect and Invest in Health Care Workers
Members of a Community Health Nursing Team in Roseau, Dominica According to the World Health Organisation at least 115,000 health and care workers globally may have lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPSBy Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jun 23 2021 (IPS) One hundred and thirty countries have signed a statement recognising the efforts of health care workers, first responders and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic – “one of the greatest global challenges in the history of the United Nations”. The statement affirms their support for the World Health Organisation&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations first responders health care workers Source Type: news

As Afghanistan grapples with surge in COVID-19 cases, one midwife shares her strength
HERAT CITY, Afghanistan –Mastura Zia, a 27-year-old midwife in Herat, does not mince words when describing the hardships of the global pandemic: “2020 was the hardest year of my life,” she said.Ms. Zia is a frontline responder at the Gazargah Transit Centre, providing reproductive health services to deportees who have returned to Afghanistan from Iran. When the pandemic struck, around February 2020, tens of thousands of undocumented Afghans were deported, flooding the transit centre. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Remembering Dr. Murray Enkin
Dr. Murrary  Enkin, whos work contributed to the creation of Cochrane, passed away on 6 June 2021. An obstetrics pioneer and prominent influencer in the early days of the formation of Cochrane, Dr. Murray Enkin was instrumental in developing evidence-based perinatal clinical trials and systematic reviews, challenging many common interventions not supported by research evidence. He, along with his latewife, Eleanor, also strongly advocated for family-centred maternity care such as the presence of fathers during childbirth and non-labour room deliveries.Dr. Enkin, who passed away on 6 June 2021,  gra...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Remembering Dr Murray Enkin
Dr Murray  Enkin, whose work contributed to the creation of Cochrane, died on 6 June 2021. An obstetrics pioneer and prominent influencer in the early days of the formation of Cochrane, Dr Murray Enkin was instrumental in developing evidence-based perinatal clinical trials and systematic reviews, challenging many common interventions not supported by research evidence. He, along with his late wife, Eleanor, also strongly advocated for family-centred maternity care such as the presence of fathers during childbirth and non-labour room deliveries.Dr Enkin, who died on 6 June 2021,  graduated from medical s...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

WHO condemns attacks on hospital in Afrin, northwest Syria
13 June 2021 – The World Health Organization (WHO) forcefully condemns the attack on a hospital in Afrin, northwest Syria, on 12 June. According to reports, the hospital was struck by artillery shells on Saturday evening killing at least 13 people, including one physician, other health workers, and 2 children. Twenty-three (23) people were also reportedly wounded, of whom 11 were staff, including one midwife who remains in critical condition.   According to the management of the hospital, most of the victims died immediately as a result of the shelling. Emergency services expect to find more injured a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 13, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

One Voice
One of the most important things that the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted over the past year has been that the physical and emotional wellbeing of health and care staff, must be of equal priority to that of patients. This has not always been the case in the past for a number of reasons, including a narrow focus on performance and, sometimes, putting patients’ needs ahead of our own. Staff who are psychosocially healthy are better able to meet the needs and preferences of patients. So, it is essential to respond to needs of staff now as we emerge from the critical stage of the pandemic and the NHS is in its most ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 10, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Hassan Govia Tags: health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Releases 2020 Health for Humanity Report Highlighting Performance and Progress on Environmental, Social and Governance Priorities
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 9, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today published the 2020 Health for Humanity Report (Report), which serves as the Company’s annual disclosure on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and illustrates progress toward fulfilling its corporate purpose to change the trajectory of health for humanity. The Report documents the Company’s performance and provides information on how the Company generates long-term social, environmental and economic value for all stakeholders; provides an accounting of the final year of progress against the Johnson & Johnson...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Predicted number of pregnant women in Aichi Prefecture, Japan: estimation by machine learning database construction for disaster preparation - Hattori K, Hattori R.
Aichi prefecture, Japan is predicted to be hit by Mega-earthquake. Aichi Prefectural Association of Midwives has been making efforts to improve disaster preparedness for pregnant women. This project aims to acquire area data of pregnant women for simulated... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The effect of an intimate partner violence against women training program based on the theory of planned behavior on the approaches of nurses and midwives: a randomized controlled study - Ko ştu N, Toraman AU.
The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of intimate partner violence against women training program based on the theory of planned behavior on nurses' and midwives' approaches of violence. A randomized controlled trial was performed at nurses and m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Nigeria: Sexual and Reproductive Health - How to Bridge Gap in Conflict Areas
[Nigeria Health Watch] Indo (not her real name) was just 15 years old when she became pregnant. Her boyfriend took her to the only general hospital in their community to terminate the pregnancy. The general hospital did not offer safe abortion services, so, the midwife advised them to formally inform their parents and make necessary arrangements to have the baby. Indo was afraid of her parents' reaction and the stigma that she would face in the community for having a child before marriage. The midwife encouraged Indo to bring he (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The King's Fund comments on the Nursing and Midwifery Council ’s annual data registration report
(Source: The King's Fund - Press)
Source: The King's Fund - Press - May 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: smurphy Source Type: news

Africa: Launch and Policy Dialogue of the State of the World's Midwifery 2021 Report
[WHO] United Nations Population Fund and the International Confederation of Midwives (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The nurse or midwife at the crossroads of caring for patients with suicidal and rigid religious ideations in Africa - Aziato L, Pwavra JBP, Paarima Y, Konlan KD.
Nurses and midwives are the majority of healthcare professionals globally, including Africa, and they provide care at all levels of the health system including community levels. Nurses and midwives contribute to the care of patients with rigid or dogmatic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Tanzania: Midwifery Investment Can Save More Lives
[Daily News] INVESTMENT in midwives is considered a cost-effective approach to improving health outcomes for mothers and babies while reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and stillbirths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: New Vital Signs Chart Aimed At Improving Patient Care
[UCT] A spotlight on the work of Emeritus Associate Professor Una Kyriacos, previously of the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Division of Nursing and Midwifery, in commemoration of International Nurses' Day. Kyriacos is behind the development, validation and testing of the effectiveness of a vital signs monitoring tool: the Cape Town-modified early warning score (MEWS) vital signs chart. The chart, designed for adults, is intended for the early identification of deterioration in hospitalised adult patients in ge (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Partners Call for a Boost in Midwifery Education
[New Times] Limited education opportunities for midwives has been cited as one of the stumbling block in the growth of the midwifery profession. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 12, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Greater presence of family docs, midwives may decrease rates of cesarean birth
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Surgical cesarean births can expose new mothers to a range of health complications, including infection, blood clots and hemorrhage. As part of Healthy People 2020 and other maternal health objectives, the state of California exerted pressure to reduce cesarean deliveries, and statewide organizations established quality initiatives in partnership with those goals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 Things Policymakers Must Do to Support Midwives like Me
This article originally appeared on Devex.com on May 5, 2021. Read the full article onDevex.com. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - May 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Policy & Advocacy Midwives Source Type: news

Africa: Trust the Evidence - Invest in Midwives
[UNFPA] Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Midwives - Working Tirelessly to Ensure Deliveries
[The Herald] Features, Health& Society Editor (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: New Report Sounds the Alarm On Global Shortage of 900,000 Midwives
[UNFPA] United Nations -- Fully investing in midwives by 2035 would avert roughly two-thirds of maternal, newborn deaths and stillbirths, saving 4.3 million lives per year (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Global Shortage of 900,000 Midwives Threatens Lives and Health - Report
[UNFPA] Erbil. Iraq/United Nations -- A 35-year-old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain," recalled Hawrin Yousif, a 27-year-old midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq. "After conducting a medical check-up, I understood that she had been going through early labour for the last five hours and urgently needed to be taken to the maternity hospital in Erbil." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN report sounds alarm on acute global shortage of midwives
The world is currently facing a shortage of 900,000 midwives, with COVID-19 further exacerbating the situation as many midwives have been deployed to other health services, according to a new United Nations report. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women ’s lives and health, new report shows
ERBIL, Iraq/UNITED NATIONS, New York –“A 35-year-old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a 27-year-old midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq. “After conducting a medical check-up, I understood that she had been going through early labour for the last five hours and urgently needed to be taken to the maternity hospital in Erbil.”   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Public want government to  keep promises and give the NHS what it needs, poll shows  
Two-thirds of the public believe the government should try harder to find the money for a decent pay rise for NHS staff in England, according to a Savanta ComRes poll published today (Tuesday). The research for the UK’s 14 health unions shows public support remains strong for a proper wage rise for health staff including nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and hospital porters. The heads of UNISON, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Royal College of Midwives (RCM), speaking on behalf of all the health unions, say the findings demonstrate people want the Prime Minister to stand by his prom...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: Press release NHS pay rise Source Type: news

Nurses' stories from Beirut: the 2020 explosive disaster on top of a pandemic and economic crises - Jabbour R, Harakeh M, Dakessian Sailan S, Nassar V, Tashjian H, Massouh J, Massouh A, Puzantian H, Darwish H.
The World Health Organization designated last year as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. And as we know worldwide, 2020 became an unforgettable year as nurses and midwives everywhere confronted the COVID-19 pandemic. To be a nurse in 2020... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news