Fujifilm doubles down on healthcare in new $11B strategic plan
Fresh from its acquisition of Hitachi's imaging business, Japanese industria...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm wraps up Hitachi imaging acquisition Fujifilm installs out point-of-care ultrasound software Hitachi takes steps in sale of imaging business to Fujifilm COVID-19 delays Fujifilm deal to buy Hitachi Medical Fujifilm lands 3 new Synapse contracts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 17, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR & NIH Stand Against Structural Racism NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, said in a statement that there is no place for structural racism in biomedical research, echoing remarks from NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, in his announcement of a new NIH ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - April 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NHS roll out gadget for cluster headaches
The technology release launches the delayed MedTech Funding Mandate that accelerates uptake of innovative treatments and therapies. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Health and Wellness, Patient Access, Strategic Planning, Workflow, Digital Health, Emerging Technologies, Care, Organizational Governance, Process, Technology Source Type: news

Health tech startup Zedsen scores $12M in Series B funding
The funds will be used to develop the firm ’s non-invasive blood sensing technology.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Finance, Investing, Strategic Planning, Digital Health, Emerging Technologies, Business, Organizational Governance, Technology Source Type: news

CDC: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS) on May 19, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include an update by NCHS leadership and presentations on National Center for Health Statistics Strategic Planning; Changes in National Health Interview Survey Data Collection During the COVID-19 pandemic; Innovation in Vital Statistics: Nowcasting Techniques; and Division of Health Care Statistics Cloud Migration. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 5, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Swiss start-up trials UV light cleaning robots to make air travel safer
The sterilisation method has been used in hospitals and laboratories for more than 50 years.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Strategic Planning, Technology, Organizational Governance Source Type: news

Swiss startup trials UV light cleaning robots to make air travel safer
The sterilisation method has been used in hospitals and laboratories for more than 50 years.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Strategic Planning, Technology, Organizational Governance Source Type: news

UAE first country in Arab world to begin manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine
Hayat-Vax is a joint collaboration between Sinopharm CNBG and Abu Dhabi ’s G42. Meanwhile, the country’s COVID-19 contact tracing app will now also function as a national vaccine registry. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Population and Public Health, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Workflow, Regulation, Digital Health, Care, Organizational Governance, Process, Public Policy, Technology Source Type: news

Researcher strives to increase participation of neurodiverse students in STEM fields
(Northern Arizona University) Through a project NAU psychologist Ronda Jenson is leading, a team of researchers from The Ohio State University, Auburn University, the University of Missouri--Kansas City, the University of Hawaii and Kansas State University, are creating a strategic plan to support the success of neurodivergent students in higher education leading to STEM careers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Why South Africa's HIV Prevention Programmes Should Include Sex Worker Clients
[The Conversation Africa] There are around 150,000 sex workers in South Africa. The National Strategic Plan on HIV identifies sex workers as a "key population" at high risk of HIV. HIV prevalence for female sex workers ranged from 48% to 72% in 2013/2014. This was much higher than for adult women in the general population, where prevalence was 14.4%. Reducing the prevalence of HIV among sex workers is prioritised as a critical national-level response to HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Q & A: Germany's ePA app - How does the implementation work?
Since January 2021, all   72 million statutorily insured German citizens have been legally entitled to a national electronic patient record (ePA). (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Finance, Population and Public Health, Interoperability, Strategic Planning, Regulation, Digital Health, Business, Care, Data and Information, Organizational Governance, Public Policy, Technology Source Type: news

Leveraging real-world data in cross-sector partnerships is key to advancing clinical development
The keynote presenter at HIMSS ’ Accelerate Health event shares his game plan for how stakeholders can use big data to improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of drug therapies.    (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Strategic Planning, Quality Care, Coordinated care, Organizational Governance, Care Source Type: news

How gamblers plan their actions to maximize rewards
(University of Cologne) A study in biological psychology has shown that habitual gamblers use strategies during reinforcement learning that differ from those of the control group. This difference could be caused by changes in the dopamine system that influence strategic planning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Global Change Research Program Should Shift Focus to Preparing for and Avoiding Worst Potential Consequences of Climate Change, Says New Report
As it drafts its next decadal strategic plan, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) should shift its focus to providing insights that help society prepare for and avoid the worst potential consequences of climate change, while protecting the most vulnerable, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 16, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World
By Lesley Ann FosterJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 5 2021 (IPS) International Women’s day 2021 heralds a particularly challenging time for women and girls. The Covid pandemic has battered our world to such an extent that we know that our lives have been irrevocably changed and has rolled back some of the gains we made in the human rights and gender equality field. Lesley Ann FosterSouth Africa has the most infections and deaths on the African continent. Women suffered the brunt of the pandemic due mainly to the inequality in our country that existed prior to this health disaster. Some 2,6 million jobs were lost wi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lesley Ann Foster Tags: Africa Economy & Trade Education Food Security and Nutrition Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour International Women's Day 2021 Source Type: news

Ghana: Sharing Space With Mosquitoes - the Woes of Trotro Mates, Drivers and Mechanics
[Ghanaian Times] Malaria is still a major public health problem in Ghana even though, the country has seen significant improvement in its fight against the disease over the years. These gains that the country has chalked so far in relation to reducing the malaria burden could be attributed to the several malaria control interventions implemented in line with its National Strategic Plan. The Ghanaian population are reached interventions such as the Distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) through mass campaigns (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HHS: Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will hold a virtual public meeting on March 8-9, 2021. Agenda items are being finalized and will be published on thePACHA website. PACHA members are seeking comments on 1) actions that can be taken to implement the HIV National Strategic Plan and improve implementation of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative; and 2) how domestic HIV/AIDS programs can better meet the needs of underserved communities and address the systemic barriers that communities face in order to achieve the goals of theJanuary 20, 2021, Executive Order....
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 22, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

WHO seeks $1.96 billion for 2021 Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Response
The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking nearly $2 million to fund its 2021 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) for COVID-19 response which was launched on Thursday in Geneva.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Jan-Feb 2021, New MEDLINE Website and Policy Updates
On February 10th, 2021, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched a new MEDLINE website that provides a consolidated location for information regarding MEDLINE policies, history, statistics, and the MEDLINE journal selection and review processes. The website was developed in alignment with the  NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027: A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health goal of reaching more people in more ways through enhanced dissemination and engagement. Currently indexed MEDLINE journals and publishers, as well as MEDLINE applicants, are strongly encouraged to review the website. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - February 10, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Exploring the process of strategic planning in emergency management - Manning SR.
This study examined the strategic planning practices of county-level emergency management agencies (EMAs) throughout the USA, with a focus on the strategic planning process. A theoretical framework was developed by reviewing the literature on public sector... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports 2020 Fourth-Quarter and Full Year Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (January 26, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for fourth-quarter and full year 2020. “Our notable full year performance reflects the continued confidence from patients, physicians, customers and consumers in our life-enhancing products and medicines, particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “I’m incredibly proud of our Johnson & Johnson teams around the world for going above and beyond to meet stakeholder needs. These efforts, and our commitment to families around the world a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

9 States Have Administered More Than Half of Their Vaccine Doses 9 States Have Administered More Than Half of Their Vaccine Doses
In the fast-moving states, strategic planning, communication, local partnerships and state ownership of the process have been critical components, according to CNN.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Portland's newest footwear company starts the year was a sales frenzy
Portland ’s newest footwear company started the year with a bang. BALA Footwear opened its online sales portal last Monday. Within an hour, it had sold 2,000 pairs of shoes. The company makes footwear for nurses. "Our mission is to do something meaningful for nurses," said co-founder Brian Lockard. The company is the brainchild of three former Nike executives: Lockard, John Eberle and Caprice Neely. Lockard worked for Nike in strategic planning. Eberle worked as a vice president in running.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Kish Source Type: news

Portland's newest footwear company starts the year was a sales frenzy
Portland ’s newest footwear company started the year with a bang. BALA Footwear opened its online sales portal last Monday. Within an hour, it had sold 2,000 pairs of shoes. The company makes footwear for nurses. "Our mission is to do something meaningful for nurses," said co-founder Brian Lockard. The company is the brainchild of three former Nike executives: Lockard, John Eberle and Caprice Neely. Lockard worked for Nike in strategic planning. Eberle worked as a vice president in running.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Matthew Kish Source Type: news

Eliminating Hepatitis by 2030: HHS Releases New Strategic Plan Eliminating Hepatitis by 2030: HHS Releases New Strategic Plan
In an effort to counteract alarming trends in rising hepatitis infections, the HHS has developed and released its Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan 2021-2025.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Eliminating Hepatitis by 2030: HHS Releases New Strategic Plan Eliminating Hepatitis by 2030: HHS Releases New Strategic Plan
In an effort to counteract alarming trends in rising hepatitis infections, the HHS has developed and released its Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan 2021-2025.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CQC draft plan open for consultation
The CQC's draft strategic plan for the next five years is open for public consultation. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Develops an Integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition (Rmncahn) Strategic Plan
[WHO] Ghana has launched a comprehensive Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAHN) Strategic Plan aimed at ensuring increased and equitable access to high quality RMNCAHN services for all by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DOE Fusion Panel Approves Long-Range Plan
The Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee has unanimously approved a strategic plan to guide the Department of Energy ’s efforts in fusion energy and plasma physics research over the next decade. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - January 7, 2021 Category: Physics Authors: apeterson Source Type: news

Updates from the International Society of Endocrinology
Society for Endocrinology members are also members of the International Society of Endocrinology (ISE).ISE is committed to federating the endocrine community across the world as the“united nations of endocrinology”. They represent many large and smaller endocrine societies around the world with very different interests and levels of development.  They implement the initiatives outlined in the general assembly:   - to promote endocrine science and education internationally- to be a global advocate for endocrine prevention, diagnosis and management aro...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 6, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Council greets launch of new NIEHS strategic planning project
NIEHS kicked off a new strategic planning process at the June 6 National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council meeting. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Northern Cape Forgotten in South Africa's Strategic Plans to Fight HIV & Aids
[Democracy Works] Life Line Northern Cape (Life Line NC) is a community organisation based in the Sol Plaatje local municipality in Kimberly. Life Line NC is registered non-profit public benefit organisation with focus on four pillars: HIV&AIDS, sexual assault and gender-based violence; emotional wellness; and training. Life Line NC has a specific focus on key and vulnerable populations. The Kimberly-based organisation, which started operation in 2009, extends its services beyond Sol Plaatje local municipality and has b (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HHS Releases First National Strategic Plan to Address Sexually Transmitted Infections
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the STI National Strategic Plan 2021-2025 (STI Plan) to address the public health crisis caused by increases in rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The goals of the plan include: preventing new STIs; reducing adverse outcomes of STIs; accelerating progress in STI research, technology, and innovation; reducing STI-related health disparities and health inequities; and achieving integrated, coordinated efforts that address the STI epidemic. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 17, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CDC: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS) on January 27, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include an update by NCHS leadership, a presentation on National Center for Health Statistics Strategic Planning, a presentation on integrating Pulse and RANDS Surveys into the National Health Interview Survey, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey update, and an update on the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey workgroup. (Source: Federal Register updates via th...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 11, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Celebrating Vanuatu ’s Path to Sustainable Development
By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Dec 10 2020 (IPS) The Pacific Island Developing State of Vanuatu has emerged as one of the region’s great success stories. Vanuatu has joined the ranks of Samoa and the Maldives as one of only six countries to graduate from being a least developed country, since the category was introduced by the United Nations in 1971. Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaThis historic achievement is the result of major development gains and strategic planning. It shows that the country has successfully raised levels of income and improved social development indicators, with marked declines in m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Names Dr. Nadja West, retired United States Army lieutenant general and former United States Army Surgeon General to its Board of Directors
New Brunswick, NJ (December 3, 2020) – Johnson & Johnson announced today that Dr. Nadja West, retired United States Army lieutenant general and former United States Army Surgeon General has been appointed to its Board of Directors.“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Nadja West to Johnson & Johnson’s Board of Directors,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Nadja is an accomplished healthcare leader with a strong commitment to public service and she brings an impressive and unique combination of business and leadership expertise to Johnson & Johnson. I look forward to N...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

HHS: Request for Information: HIV National Strategic Plan 2021-2025 Available for Public Comment
Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services seeking comment on the draft HIV National Strategic Plan: A Roadmap to End the HIV Epidemic (2021-2025) (HIV Plan). The HIV Plan articulates goals, objectives, and strategies to prevent new infections, treat people with HIV to improve health outcomes, reduce HIV-related disparities, and better integrate and coordinate the efforts of all partners to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. Comments are due by December 14, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 2, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

South Africa: When Civil Society Can't Do Its Work, Adherence to HIV Treatment Dips
[spotlight] On World AIDS Day, it is important to take stock of where South Africa is in its efforts to ensure the health and dignity of people living with HIV, prevent the spread of the virus and fulfil the goals of the National Strategic Plan for HIV, TB and STIs (NSP) 2017-2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HHS: Request for Information (RFI): Vaccines National Strategic Plan Available for Public Comment
Notice from the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) at the Department of Health and Human Services announcing the draft Vaccines National Strategic Plan 2021-2025 is available for public comment. OIDP is seeking feedback on the following questions: 1) Do the draft Vaccine Plan's goals, objectives, and strategies appropriately address the vaccine landscape; 2) A re there any critical gaps in the Vaccine Plan's goals, objectives, and strategies? If so, please specify the gaps; and 3) Do any of the Vaccine Plan's goals, objectives and strategies cause concern? If so, please specify the goal, objective or s...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 23, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to Address Racial and Social Injustice Through Platform that Aims to Eliminate Health Inequities for People of Color
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., November 17, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson announced today $100 million in commitments and collaborations over the next five years to invest in and promote health equity solutions for Black people and other communities of color in the United States. Society has been significantly impacted by systemic racism, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic decline throughout this year, which have all spotlighted healthcare inequities. “There is an urgent need to take on the inequities rooted in systemic racism that threaten health in communities of color across the United States,” said Alex Gor...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to Host Virtual Medical Devices Update
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – November 6, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) will hold a virtual Medical Devices Update for the investment community on Thursday, November 19, 2020, in which leadership will focus on the Company’s differentiated and competitive platforms across digital surgery and provide franchise and innovation highlights across the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies.“We look forward to providing an update on the strength of our Medical Devices business and how we are positioning ourselves for long-term success through meaningful innovation that will continue to make a diff...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

What your business can do about Covid-19 ’s impact on your health insurance
It ’s evident the Covid-19 pandemic has created countless direct challenges for businesses in Massachusetts. What’s not so evident are the underlying issues – particularly for companies in the 50 to 500 employee range. These direct and indirect challenges must be part of strategic planning con versations that help guide businesses forward without taking financial steps backwards. We examine some of the talking points below. Operational challenges to address in strategic planning Office… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 5, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Jeff Bastien Source Type: news

NIH: Request for Information (RFI): Inviting Comments and Suggestions on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a request for information to gather broad public input on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research. The Strategic Plan provides a framework to improve basic understanding of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 and to develop the necessary tools and approaches to better prevent, diagnose, and treat this disease. Comments are due by December 7, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 2, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Africa: Let's Stay Vigilant, Covid-19 Is Still Here
[Africa Renewal] My name is Saria Osman El-Amin, I am 24 years old and I am a medical doctor. I live in Khartoum, Sudan. I work at the Corona Call Centre as part of the Ministry of Health's strategic plan to help control the spread of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Report Urges Increased Investments in U.S. R & D
A new report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Perils of Complacency: America at a Tipping Point in Science & Engineering, urges significant action and research funding to ensure that the United States does not lose its leadership position in innovation. The report offers a five-year update to the Academy’s 2014 report, Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream, which called for annual U.S. investments in research and development (R&D) to equal 3.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). “China is projected to become the world’s lar...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 26, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Deadline Extended: NSF's Request for Information on STEM Education
In coordination with the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC’s) Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the National Science Foundation (NSF) is soliciting input on the implementation of the Federal STEM Education Strategic Plan, Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education. This Request for Information (RFI) addresses changes in education systems that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Information collected from this solicitation may be used to guide future Federal STEM education resource devel...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 26, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

AHRQ: Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will hold a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include an AHRQ COVID-19 update, a discussion on Quality Measurement Enterprise, and feedback on the Strategic Plan for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Trust Fund. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 26, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Building an effective sustainable organization: Goal 4 of Strategy to 2020
Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan,Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 has set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance to achieve our mission.Goal 4 ofStrategy to 2020 challenged us to be a diverse, inclusive, and transparent international organization that effectively harnesses the enthusiasm and skills of our contributors, is guided by our principles, governed accountably, managed efficiently, and makes optimal use of its resources.Watch the video below to learn about Cochrane ’s initiati...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports 2020 Third-Quarter Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (October 13, 2020) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for third-quarter 2020. “Our third-quarter results reflect solid performance and positive trends across Johnson & Johnson, powered by better-than-expected procedure recovery in Medical Devices, growth in Consumer Health, and continued strength in Pharmaceuticals,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “I am proud of the relentless passion and Credo-led commitment to patients and customers that our colleagues around the world continue to demonstrate as we boldly fight the COVID-19 ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Statement on Opioid Resolution
October 13, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson and its U.S.-based Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies disclosed that the Company will contribute up to an additional $1 billion to an all-in settlement amount that would resolve opioid lawsuits filed and future claims by states, cities, counties and tribal governments. This amount represents an increase to the $4 billion agreement in principle announced by a committee of State Attorneys General on October 21, 2019, for a total of $5 billion. Additional terms and conditions are still being finalized. This additional amount results from continued negotiations and is intended to ma...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news