Africa: Statement From Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Who Regional Director for Africa, On Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Allegations in the North Kivu Ebola Response
[WHO] Brazzaville -- The allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers, who identified themselves as working for the World Health Organization (WHO) Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are deeply horrific and heartbreaking. All my life as a woman, doctor, leader, mother and health worker, I have fought against gender inequality, as well as sexual harassment and abuse. When I became WHO Regional Director for Africa, I committed to advancing women's careers and interests in the workplace and robu (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Has Shown That Without Health, We Have Nothing
[Nigeria Health Watch] On April 8, 2018, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) affirmed the linkage between Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and global health security as two sides of the same coin in an interview with Nigeria Health Watch. "Health Systems Strengthening and Universal Health Coverage are two sides of the same coin so if we invest in Universal Health Coverage and health systems strengthening that will be a guarantee for health security to prevent, detect and respond (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: More Than 50 Women Accuse Aid Workers of Sex Abuse in Ebola Crisis
[The New Humanitarian] Beni, DRC -- More than 50 women have accused Ebola aid workers from the World Health Organization and leading NGOs of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an investigation by The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The mortality rate for covid-19 is falling rapidly, and here's how we can continue to improve it
(Natural News) In March 2020, the mortality rate for covid-19 was advertised as a scary 3.4 percent by the World Health Organization and experts such as Dr. Anthony Fauci. As more data was collected over time, the mortality rate fell. The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) break down the mortality rate... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Death Toll for COVID-19 Passes 1 Million Mark Global Death Toll for COVID-19 Passes 1 Million Mark
It's certain to get worse. Mike Ryan of the World Health Organization said a few days ago that the number of worldwide deaths could very well reach 2 million, even with a vaccine.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Poorer Countries to Get 120 Million $5 Coronavirus Tests, WHO Says Poorer Countries to Get 120 Million $5 Coronavirus Tests, WHO Says
Some 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for coronavirus will be made available to low- and middle-income countries at a maximum of $5 each, the World Health Organization said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A new test from the WHO could be a game changer in the fight against Covid | Charlotte Summers
Many nations lack access to affordable testing. Now 120m antigen tests will help tackle this dangerous inequalityCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe principles of managing infectious disease outbreaks, whether of measles, tuberculosis or Covid-19, are similar. You identify who has been infected by testing for the disease, discover where they acquired the infection and who may have also been infected through contact tracing, and stop the spread by asking those affected to isolate. People who become infected are treated with therapies that modify the course of the disease.It sounds simple, d...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Charlotte Summers Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news World Health Organization Source Type: news

Belgian health experts demand full investigation into WHO for faking COVID-19 pandemic
(Natural News) A coalition of doctors and other health professionals in Belgium has issued an open letter calling for an immediate end to every “emergency” policy established in response to the Wuhan coronavirus (covid-19), as well as a full-scale investigation into the World Health Organization (WHO) for allegedly faking a pandemic. Citing a complete lack... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccine tracker: when will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?
More than 170 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Here is their progressResearchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, withmore than 170 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO).Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niko Kommenda and Frank Hulley-Jones Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Source Type: news

Talk of a scientific rift is a dangerous distraction in the fight against Covid-19 | Stephen Buranyi
Rival scientists divided over lockdowns may make a good story – but is it accurate?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe cardinal rule of coronavirus policy is that you must follow “the science”. Or, at the very least, you must say that you are. After the US’s disastrous response to the pandemic, Donald Trump still insists he is “guided by science”. In the UK, Boris Johnson and his ministers always claimed that our own bumbling response was either “led by the science” or “following the science”, even as Britain’s infection rat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stephen Buranyi Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news UK news Source Type: news

WHO, partners roll out faster COVID tests for poorer nations
The World Health Organization and partners have agreed to a plan to roll out 120 million rapid-diagnostic tests for the coronavirus to help lower- and middle-income countries make up ground in a testing gap with richer countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO, NASEM Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Plans
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a preliminary framework for the global allocation of COVID-19 vaccines when they become available. The plan is intended to guide policymakers at the global, regional, and national level in their allocation and prioritization decisions about vaccines. WHO’s “fair allocation mechanism” emphasizes equitable allocation of vaccines and lists groups of people that should have priority access. The plan proposes vaccine distribution in two phases. In the first phase, all countries would receive vaccine doses in proportion to their population size - initially enoug...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Some Northern Hemisphere Countries Struggling to Source More Flu Vaccines: WHO Some Northern Hemisphere Countries Struggling to Source More Flu Vaccines: WHO
Health workers and the elderly should be prioritized in case of any shortages, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Covid-19 tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world
Global initiative will supply 120m rapid antigen tests to low- and middle-income countriesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTests for Covid-19 that show on-the-spot results in 15 to 30 minutes are about to be rolled out across the world, potentially saving many thousands of lives and slowing the pandemic in both poor and rich countries.In a triumph for a global initiative to get vital drugs and vaccines to fight the virus, 120m rapid antigen tests from two companies will be supplied to low- and middle-income countries for $5 ( £3.90) each or even less.Continue reading... (Source: Guard...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news World Health Organization European commission Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Judgment Free Online Platform Key to Helping Suicidal People, Says Survivor
A suicide survivor shares her story of how an online community helped her overcome anxiety and depression. Credit: Unsplash / Dan M By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Sep 28 2020 (IPS) Romana Hoque had it all, a comfortable life, a happy family. Despite this, the 43-year-old second-generation immigrant from Indonesia living in the United States was depressed enough to contemplate suicide. Hoque, in an exclusive interview with Inter Press Service (IPS), said despite her comfortable life, not being able to conceive resulted in her feeling so depressed that she tried to take her own life. She shared her story during September – ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Fuzia 2020 Source Type: news

Covid vaccine tracker: when will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?
More than 170 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Here is their progressResearchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, withmore than 170 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO).Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niko Kommenda and Frank Hulley-Jones Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

Cochrane ’s statement to the 58th PAHO Directing Council
Cochrane has submitted a statement to the58th Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Directing Council.PAHO, an international public health agency focused on the Americas, serves as a regional office for the World Health Organization (WHO). The PAHO Directing Council is a key meeting that brings together  ministers of health, policymakers, technical staff and other stakeholders to decide on the health priorities for collective action in the region. Representatives ofCochrane Canada, theCochrane Iberoamerican Network and theCochrane US Network are attending the meeting, which is taking place virtually on 28 and 2...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

How older people experience the age-friendliness of their city: development of the age-friendly cities and communities questionnaire - Dikken J, van den Hoven RFM, van Staalduinen WH, Hulsebosch-Janssen LMT, van Hoof J.
The World Health Organization engages cities and communities all over the world in becoming age-friendly. There is a need for assessing the age-friendliness of cities and communities by means of a transparently constructed and validated tool which measures... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Africa: Is the Worst of Africa's Covid-19 Outbreak Over?
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently commended South Africa for its declining Covid-19 infection rate, approving the implementation of public health measures to curb the spread of the virus. This, according to WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti, is indicative of a larger trend across the continent. Moeti spoke during an online media briefing to examine the status of the Covid-19 outbreak across the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Expert Panel Endorses Protocol for Covid-19 Herbal Medicine Clinical Trials
[WHO] Brazzaville -- The Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19 formed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the African Union Commission for Social Affairs has endorsed a protocol for phase III clinical trials of herbal medicine for COVID-19 as well as a charter and terms of reference for the establishment of a data and safety monitoring board for herbal medicine clinical trials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Representative Urges Borno, the Last Polio Sanctuary, to Remain Vigilant Despite Certification
[WHO] Maiduguri -- The World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Nigeria, Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo has congratulated Borno, the last wild polio virus (WPV) sanctuary in Africa, for making Nigeria and Africa proud. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the Dangers of Politicizing the Coronavirus Pandemic
When a contagious, deadly pandemic sweeps around the globe, people look to the World Health Organization (WHO) for guidance. It’s not easy to be the person in charge under those circumstances, but as director-general of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has led the way. Tedros, as he likes to be called, is one of the TIME100 honorees for 2020. During a TIME100 Talks interview with Senior Correspondent Alice Park, he discussed the WHO’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and the dangers of politicizing a virus that knows no boundaries. March 11, 2020—the day the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic&mda...
Source: TIME: Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 TIME100 Talks Source Type: news

Nigeria: Studying Nursing Just Got a Lot Easier, Says Student Nurse, College of Nursing and Midwifery, Maiduguri
[WHO] Maiduguri -- As part of its health system strengthening in the insurgency-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in the north-east Nigeria, World Health organization is touching millions of lives by rehabilitating, reconstructing or equipping health facilities and building the capacities of national health work-force. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya to Get Vaccine From 2021
[Nation] Kenya will receive the Covid-19 vaccine in small portions from 2021 until the country has enough to vaccinate the people at "the highest priority" when the vaccine is available, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Panacea Biotec completes Phase I/II study of DengiAlI vaccine
According to the World Health Organization, dengue represents one of the 10 biggest global health threats and it is critical to have access to a safe and effective vaccine candidate that can reduce the devastating impact of dengue fever in endemic regions, Panacea Biotec said in a BSE filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid vaccine tracker: when will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?
More than 170 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Here is their progressResearchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, withmore than 170 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO).Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niko Kommenda and Frank Hulley-Jones Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Source Type: news

Kenya: Ministry Relaxes Covid-19 Burial Protocols
[Nation] The Ministry of Health has relaxed burial protocols of coronavirus bodies in line with revised World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 in the U.S.
Just over 6 months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the United States has reached a grim milestone: the novel coronavirus death toll has climbed to a staggering 200,000. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tragic Math: The U.S. Exceeds 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths
Body count has long been the yardstick by which we measure calamity. There were the 58,000 U.S. lives lives lost in the Vietnam war; the 1,496 souls who perished on the Titanic. In the hours after the September 11 attacks, when the death toll was not known, then-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani famously said, “The number of casualties will be more than any of us can bear, ultimately.” We are, once again, trying to bear the unbearable as the U.S. today surpassed 200,000 deaths caused in the still-rampaging COVID-19 pandemic. We remain, as we have long been, the world’s hardest-hit country, with just 4% of the ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Keep Health Workers Safe to Keep Patients Safe - Who
[Ethiopian Herald] The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on governments and health care leaders to address persistent threats to the health and safety of health workers and patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Number of new weekly coronavirus cases at record high, says WHO
Announcement comes as Covid deaths increased by 27% in Europe week on weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe weekly number of new recorded coronavirus infections worldwide was last week at its highest level to date, the World Health Organization has announced, as deaths from Covid-19 in Europe increased by more than a quarter week on week.Almost 1 million people have now died from the coronavirus since it emerged in China at the beginning of the year.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Beaumont Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Infectious diseases Science World Health Organization US news Americas Europe Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Eradication - Don't Go to Sleep, WHO Advises Nigeria
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised Nigeria not to go to sleep on the fact that poliomyelitis has been finally eradicated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The global scale of the coronavirus disaster demands a global response | Tom Kibasi
Just as world leaders came together after the second world war at Bretton Woods, now we need to create a new framework for health securityThe scale of the coronavirus crisis is hard to fully comprehend: globally, more than30 million people have contracted the virus and nearly 1 million have died. The UN estimates that the pandemic will mean$8.5tn in lost output for the world this year and next. The wider social and economic costs – from poverty to mental illness todomestic violence– are almost impossible to quantify.Yet the global scale of the disaster has not been met with a global response of the same magnitu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tom Kibasi Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World Health Organization World news Science Society Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Tasks Nigeria Against Resurgence of Polio
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised Nigeria not to relax on the fact that poliomyelitis has been finally eradicated in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Advice on Virus Transmission Vanishes From C.D.C. Website
The new guidance, published only on Friday, had acknowledged that fine particles floating in air may spread the virus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hospitals Disease Rates Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention New York Times World Health Organization Marr, Linsey United States Source Type: news

The CDC Posted —But Then Suddenly Deleted—Critical Guidance About How COVID-19 Actually Spreads
New language acknowledging that the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads more easily than once believed disappeared from a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website Monday just days after being published, replaced with a message saying the previously uploaded information was a mistakenly posted “draft version of proposed changes.” The now-missing language, which was posted Friday to a page titled “How COVID-19 Spreads,” cited small droplets called aerosols as the most common method of viral spread—reversing the agency’s previous stance that the virus was mostly spread by larg...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

US Congressional report condemns China, WHO for COVID 'cover-up'
A leaked Congressional report allegedly found that China covered up the severity of the coronavirus outbreak there and, with the help of a 'complicit' World Health Organization let it become a pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccine tracker: when will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?
More than 170 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Here is their progressResearchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, withmore than 170 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO).Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niko Kommenda and Frank Hulley-Jones Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology World news Science Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Source Type: news

Matt Hancock ’s Covid cavalry is not yet on the horizon. We need a global approach now
The UK has done well on building capacity. But only wide access to simple, effective tests will allow us to manage life under coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs the UK battles with the overwhelming demand for Covid-19 tests, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, said on Friday that the country needs to come together to keep the infection levels downwhile we await the cavalry on the horizon.The cavalry, he said, would come in the shape of the science that will bring a vaccine, effective treatments and the ability to undertake mass testing. Detecting cases, tracking contacts and con...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Trudie Lang Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health World Health Organization Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Society Science World news Source Type: news

Hands, face, space? Johnson's Covid message has got priorities wrong, scientists warn
Physical distancing, far more than washing hands, is the most critical factor in preventing spread of the virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe latest drive to help halt the spread of Covid-19 has been criticised by senior scientists for placing insufficient emphasis on the issues of ventilation and the need to stay apart from others.They say the government ’s“hands, face, space”campaign stresses handwashing and the wearing of masks as key factors in controlling coronavirus transmission, while the need to keep apart has been downplayed, despite it being the single crit...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Microbiology Royal Holloway, University of London World Health Organization UK news Medical research Society World news Source Type: news

France Won't Buy Vaccines Through WHO's COVAX Scheme: Ministry Source France Won't Buy Vaccines Through WHO's COVAX Scheme: Ministry Source
France will provide funding for an initiative led by the World Health Organization to buy potential COVID-19 vaccines, but will not source shots through the programme.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Latin American Nations Seek More Time to Join WHO Vaccine Plan Latin American Nations Seek More Time to Join WHO Vaccine Plan
Several Latin American countries have informed the World Health Organization (WHO) they intend to request more time to sign up for its global COVID-19 vaccine allocation plan known as COVAX.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Tecentriq in combination with Avastin for the treatment of people with the most common form of liver cancer
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) for the treatment of adult patients with advanced or unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemi c therapy. Based on this recommendation, a final decision regarding approval of Tecentriq in combination with Avastin in this disease setting, along with the full details of the approved indication, is expe...
Source: Roche Media News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Tecentriq in combination with Avastin for the treatment of people with the most common form of liver cancer
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) for the treatment of adult patients with advanced or unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemi c therapy. Based on this recommendation, a final decision regarding approval of Tecentriq in combination with Avastin in this disease setting, along with the full details of the approved indication, is expe...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Encouraged by South Africa's Declining Covid-19 Trend
[WHO] Brazzaville -- The World Health Organization (WHO) commends the government of South Africa for its determined efforts that have helped to bend the COVID-19 pandemic curve. WHO is greatly encouraged by the ongoing measures to suppress the spread of SARs-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'A Very Serious Situation': WHO Says Coronavirus Cases Are Rising In Europe Again
The World Health Organization warned on Thursday that weekly increases have reached a higher rate than during the pandemic's peak in March, with "alarming rates of transmission across the region."(Image credit: David Barrett/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marisa Pe ñaloza Source Type: news

WHO chief makes last push for countries to join multilateral COVID-19 vaccine effort
Countries which have not signed on to a global mechanism that has pledged to provide fair and timely access to a COVID-19 vaccine, are urged to do so before Friday, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told a virtual meeting of Member States, held on the eve of the deadline.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO Europe chief urges nations to keep up COVID quarantines
The World Health Organization’s European director has warned countries against reducing the quarantine period for people potentially exposed to the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Health Workers' Safety First - WHO
[263Chat] World Health Organization has urged governments across the world to keep health workers safe in order to protect patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Protect health workers to save patients, WHO reiterates on World Patient Safety Day
COVID-19 has reminded the world of the vital role health workers play in relieving suffering and saving lives, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said, underlining the need to ensure their safety and protection.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news