Africa: Africa Hinges Hopes for Covid Vaccine Equity On U.S.
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- The World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Union (AU) have urged a COVID-19 summit to be held next week in the US to address the barriers to global vaccine equity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Affirms Support for Covid-19 Traditional Medicine Research
[WHO-AFRO] The World Health Organization (WHO) has reiterated its continuous support to the the Government of Nigeria in its goal of achieving self-sufficiency in the local production of traditional medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Towards Africa's First MRNA Vaccine Technology Transfer Hub
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- The World Health Organization (WHO), a South African consortium and partners from COVAX, are working to set-up a technology transfer hub for mRNA vaccines in South Africa to help boost and scale up vaccine production in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cape Verde: Meet Team WHO - Dr Carolina Leite, Disease Prevention & Control Advisor, Cape Verde
[WHO-AFRO] A Medical Doctor with an MSc in Public Health and over 20 years of experience, Dr Carolina Leite led Cabo Verde's programme to fight malaria and waterborne diseases and served as Director of Patient Management, Medical Records and Statistics at the Agostinho Neto Central Hospital in Praia before joining the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2009. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mental disorders, cognitive impairment and the risk of suicide in older adults - Ku łak-Bejda A, Bejda G, Waszkiewicz N.
More than 600 million people are aged 60 years and over are living in the world. The World Health Organization estimates that this number will double by 2025 to 2 billion older people. Suicide among people over the age of 60 is one of the most acute proble... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Predictors of driving among older Australian women from 2002 to 2011: a longitudinal analysis of Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health based on the World Health Organization's Healthy Ageing Framework - Hambisa MT, Dolja-Gore X, Byles JE.
Introduction The number of older drivers is quickly rising as the world's population is ageing. Driving was found to be essential in improving older people's quality of life. However, in assessing factors associated with driving in old age, previous studi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Around 2 Million Die From Work-Related Causes Annually, Finds UN Report
As many as 1.9 million people died from work-related diseases and injuries in 2016, according to the first joint estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). The majority of work-related deaths were due to respiratory and cardiovascular disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Disha Shetty, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Liberia: International Organizations, Manufacturers Agree to Intensify Cooperation to Deliver Covid-19 Vaccines
[New Dawn] The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization, and World Trade Organization met with the CEOs of leading vaccine manufacturing companies to discuss strategies to improve the access to COVID-19 vaccines, especially in low- and lower-middle-income countries and in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO director: Lebanon's brain drain threat to health sector
The World Health Organization’s director general is deeply concerned about the impact of Lebanon’s economic meltdown and multiple crises on the people’s wellbeing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: IMF, WHO Worry Over Non-Attainment of 2021 Covid-19 Vaccination Target
[This Day] Abuja -- International Monetary Fund, (IMF), World Bank Group and World Health Organisation taskforce on deployment of COVID-19 vaccines, has lamented that unless urgent steps were taken, the world was unlikely to achieve the 2021 target of vaccinating at least 40% of the population in all countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Launches National Breastfeeding Week
[WHO-AFRO] The World Health Organization has joined the Ministry of Health, the Ghana Health Service, and partners to launch the 2021 National Breastfeeding Week celebration under the theme, Protect Breastfeeding: A shared responsibility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 17, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa faces 470 million COVID-19 vaccine shortfall  this year 
Africa needs around 470 million doses to accomplish the global of fully vaccinating 40 per cent of its population by the end of the year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Recovery Requires Justice Beyond Rhetoric
Credit: Global Policy ForumBy Jens MartensBONN, Germany, Sep 16 2021 (IPS) Policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have exacerbated rather than reduced global inequalities. On the one hand, the net wealth of billionaires has risen to record levels since the outbreak of the pandemic (increasing by more than US$ 5 trillion to US$ 13.1 trillion from 2020 to 2021), on the other hand, the number of people living in extreme poverty has also increased massively (by approx. 100 million to 732 million in 2020). These contrasts alone show that something is fundamentally wrong in the world. In respon...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jens Martens Tags: Civil Society Economy & Trade Education Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

The Global Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Among People Living with Diabetes: Leading with Heart The Global Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Among People Living with Diabetes: Leading with Heart
Despite the high burden of cardiometabolic disease worldwide, there continues to be fragmented care and lack of ideal coordination at the public health level. The World Health Organization and World Heart Federation are making strides to address this and pave the way forward.ACC.org (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Latest: WHO reports big drop in new coronavirus infections
The World Health Organization says there were about 4 million coronavirus cases reported globally last week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Want to go bald? Get a covid "vaccine!"
(Natural News) Nearly 1,700 people so far have reportedly lost their hair after getting “vaccinated” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). World Health Organization (WHO) data shows that autoimmune alopecia is spreading like wildfire in people who took the jabs believing that doing so would keep them “safe” against a “positive” test result. One young Japanese... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Only 2% of Covid-19 Vaccines Have Been Administered on Continent
[UN News] More than 5.7 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but only 2% of them in Africa, said World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO director says wealthy countries giving out COVID-19 boosters shots is 'not right'
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is calling for wealthy nations in the developed world to not distribute COVID-19 vaccine boosters, and instead help others. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO, partners aim to get Africa 30% of needed doses by Feb
The World Health Organization and its partners hope to provide Africa with about 30% of the COVID-19 vaccines the continent needs by February (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Only 2% of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Africa  
More than 5.7 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but only 2% of them in Africa, said World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ivermectin: Cochrane ’s most talked about review so far, ever. Why?
In this author interview with Stephanie Weibel and Maria Popp, we find out more about their Cochrane review, Ivermectin for treating and preventing COVID-19. The review currently has an Altmetric Attention Score of more than 7000, which makes it the most talked-about review in the history of the Cochrane Library.Briefly, what is Ivermectin?Ivermectin is a medicine used to kill parasites, such as intestinal worms (helminths) in animals or scabies in humans. It is inexpensive and it is widely used in regions of the world where parasitic infestations are common, such as in parts of Asia and South America. Ivermectin has few u...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Flu season: are we in for a bumpier ride this year? podcast
In a report earlier this summer, the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI) noted there could be a 50% increase in cases of influenza in comparison to other years. Madeleine Finlay speaks to Ian Sample about the factors at play, from weakened immunity to the expanded vaccine programme, and hears from Derek Smith, professor of infectious disease informatics about how the World Health Organization has decided on which influenza strains to vaccinate against this yearContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay with reporting from Ian Sample Tags: Science Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

Flu season: are we in for a bumpier ride this year? – podcast
In a report earlier this summer, the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI) noted there could be a 50% increase in cases of influenza in comparison to other years. Madeleine Finlay speaks to Ian Sample about the factors at play, from weakened immunity to the expanded vaccine programme, and hears from Derek Smith, professor of infectious disease informatics about how the World Health Organization has decided on which influenza strains to vaccinate against this yearContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay with reporting from Ian Sample Tags: Science Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Ebola Vaccine Regimen Demonstrated Robust and Durable Immune Response in Adults and Children in Data Published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., September 13, 2021 – Data from two papers published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases demonstrated that the Johnson & Johnson (the Company) Ebola vaccine regimen, Zabdeno® (Ad26.ZEBOV) and Mvabea® (MVA-BN-Filo), generated robust humoral (antibody) immune responses in adults and children (ages 1-17) with the immune responses persisting in adults for at least two years. The data also showed that booster vaccination with Ad26.ZEBOV, administered to adults two years after the initial vaccination, induced a strong anamnestic (immune) response within seven days. These findings support the p...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In Review, Top F.D.A. Scientists Question Imminent Need for Booster Shots
An article, written with other vaccine experts, put the regulators at odds with key federal health officials, including Dr. Anthony S. Fauci. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Weiland and Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Coronavirus Delta Variant Food and Drug Administration Lancet, The (Journal) Pfizer Inc World Health Organization Moderna Inc Fauci, Anthony S Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine efficacy does not support boosters for general population, expert review concludes
An expert review by an international group of scientists, including the World Health Organisation (WHO), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the University of Bristol, concludes that, even for the Delta variant, vaccine efficacy against severe COVID is so high that booster doses for the general population are not appropriate at this stage in the pandemic. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Are Not Necessary Yet, Say Top Health Officials
In a viewpoint published in the Lancet, leading health officials from around the world say booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine aren’t necessary yet. “Current evidence does not … appear to show a need for boosting in the general population, in which [vaccine] efficacy against severe disease remains high,” the authors write. The health authorities say some people, including those with weakened immune systems, may need booster doses to heighten their protection against COVID-19, but that data supporting the need to give the general population additional doses aren’t convincing at this point. T...
Source: TIME: Health - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - We Have Won a Battle, but the War Is Still On, Says Leading Virologist
[WHO-AFRO] Abuja -- On the 25th day of August 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) Africa region was certified polio free by the Africa Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication (ARCC), as Nigeria achieved the wild polio virus free status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Numerical assessment of a safety system to minimize injuries during a cyclist run-over - L ópez-García EH, Carbajal-Romero MF, Flores-Campos JA, Torres-SanMiguel CR.
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization has reported that 1.35 million people die on the roads every year due to road traffic accidents. This paper focuses on exploring a passive safety system that reduces lesions in the overtaking run-over scenario. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pandemic increasing risk factors for suicide, UN health agency warns
Suicide prevention must be prioritized after 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Americas office of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day, commemorated annually on 10 September.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patient, staff empowerment and hand hygiene bundle improved and sustained hand hygiene in hospital wards
Conclusions: The'HH Bundle'of appointing HH champions, active reminders and feedback, patient education and empowerment, availability of hand moisturisers, tagging near-empty hand rub bottles together with hospital-wide initiatives including financial incentives and the'Speak Up for Patient Safety'campaign successfully improved the overall HH compliance to>90%. These interventions were highly reliable, sustained over 4 years and also reduced health-care-associated rotavirus infection rates. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: WHO - Africa to Receive 25% Fewer Covid Vaccines Than Expected
[VOA] Africa is slated to receive 25% fewer COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the year than it was expecting, the director of the World Health Organization's regional office for Africa said Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: WHO - Africa Covid-19 Cases Have Fallen By 23%
[VOA] The World Health Organization's regional director for Africa said Thursday the number of new COVID-19 cases on the continent fell by 23 percent last week, the steepest drop in eight weeks since a peak in July. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Continent Steps Up Surveillance of New Covid Variants
[VOA] Geneva -- The World Health Organization says genomic sequencing capability is being improved in Africa to better detect, monitor and respond to COVID-19 mutations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New documentary film "TrustWHO" exposes Bill Gates for bankrolling global genocide programs
(Natural News) Lilian Franck has put out a new documentary film called “TrustWHO” that exposes billionaire eugenicist Bill Gates as the world’s number-one financier of terrorism and genocide. The way Franck frames it is that Gates is the primary contributor to the World Health Organization (WHO), the “public health” arm of the globalist United Nations.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 variants mu, delta and what to know about mutations
A new COVID-19 variant called B.1621 or mu by the World Health Organization is being monitored by scientists. While this variant is making news, it is not the dominant strain in the U.S. or elsewhere, says Dr. John O'Horo, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases physician. "The delta variant is really the predominant strain everywhere at this point. And while it is important that scientists and public health officials keep an eye on this, we're still in… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 10, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria, Others to Get 1.2 Billion Vaccines - WHO, COVAX
[Vanguard] The World Health Organisation, WHO, and COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, COVAX on Wednesday announced that Nigeria and other lower-income countries will get approximately 1.2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines in 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVAX Was a Great Idea, But Is Now 500 Million Doses Short of Its Vaccine Distribution Goals. What Exactly Went Wrong?
In January 2020, world leaders and industry titans gathered in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum’s annual Davos conference. Much of the conversation centered around the mysterious new coronavirus that had emerged in Wuhan, China, a month earlier, and had at that point infected nearly 300 people in four countries. Two of the conference’s attendees were Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Dr. Richard Hatchett, CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). Over scotch and nachos one night, Berkley and Hatchett got to talking about worst-case scenarios. “&lsquo...
Source: TIME: Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

WHO scientist could reportedly face DEATH PENALTY for attacking ivermectin and withholding effective treatment from patients
(Natural News) In India, an India Bar Association’s (IBA) lawsuit against World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist of India Soumya Swaminathan continues to move forward, charging her with murder and other crimes that could result in life imprisonment or even the death penalty. If you missed it, Swaminathan was served with a lawsuit back in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FACT CHECK: Ivermectin is on WHO list of "essential medicines"
(Natural News) The next time someone tells you that ivermectin is just “horse paste” not intended for human consumption, point them to the World Health Organization‘s (WHO) “WHO Model List of Essential Medicines,” which classifies ivermectin as an anti-infective medicine of utmost importance for human health. Section 6.1.2, entitled “Antifilarials” under the subheading of “Anti-infective... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covax Cuts Its 2021 Forecast for Available Doses by Quarter
The World Health Organization asked wealthy countries to hold off on administering booster shots for healthy patients until at least the end of the year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller and Daniel E. Slotnik Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Third World and Developing Countries World Health Organization Source Type: news

World Health Organization chief urges halt to booster shots for rest of the year
The WHO says 5.5 billion coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered so far, but 80% of those have been to upper- and middle-income... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White House calls WHO criticism on COVID booster shots a 'false choice'
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, took issue Wednesday with a plea from the World Health Organization for wealthy nations to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO chief urges halt to booster shots for rest of the year
The head of the World Health Organization is calling on rich countries with large supplies of coronavirus vaccines to refrain from offering booster shots through the end of the year, expanding a call that has largely fallen on deaf ears (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO Calls For Pause On Covid Booster Shots Until 2022
The World Health Organization says wealthy countries should prioritize sharing the vaccine. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jemima McEvoy, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

The Latest: WHO chief wants moratorium on booster shots
The head of the World Health Organization is calling on rich countries with large supplies of coronavirus vaccines to refrain from offering booster shots through the end of the year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

World Health Organization chief calls for a ‘moratorium’ on using coronavirus booster shots for rest of the year
World Health Organization chief calls for a ‘moratorium’ on using coronavirus booster shots for rest of the year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Meningitis outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo: WHO  
A deadly outbreak of meningitis has been declared in a northeastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the World Health Organization (WHO) have been supporting health authorities to deploy an initial emergency response team.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Africa's Peace and Security - the Pressures of Covid-19!
[The Point] Over a year after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus a global pandemic, the dramatic numbers of infections and deaths that some observers predicted for the African continent have yet to emerge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hundreds of Health Centers at Risk of Closure in Afghanistan:  WHO Hundreds of Health Centers at Risk of Closure in Afghanistan:  WHO
Hundreds of medical facilities in Afghanistan are at risk of imminent closure because the Western donors who finance them are barred from dealing with the new Taliban government, a World Health Organization official said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news