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Free psychological help extended to May 15

Free psychological help extended to May 15

GEORGE TOWN: The free psychological first aid offered by Wawasan Open University (WOU) in partnership with the International College of Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioners (ICCHP) Asia will now be extended until May 15 owing to the overwhelming response received. The aid comes in view of the mental challenges that the people, especially families, are experiencing during the movement control order ... »

Compendium of research projects at the interface of tuberculosis and COVID-19

As the world comes together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to ensure that tuberculosis (TB) prevention and care approaches are adapting appropriately to ensure continuous and safe delivery of high-quality TB services. Considering the overlaps in TB and COVID-19 in disease presentation and transmission, the pandemic presents many questions for the TB field that may require learnin... »

WHO and European Investment Bank strengthen efforts to combat COVID-19 and build resilient health systems to face future pandemics

WHO and the European Investment Bank enhance cooperation to support countries in addressing the health impact of COVID-19 The first phase will address urgent needs and strengthen primary health care in ten African countries Enhanced WHO-EIB partnership will scale up financing to assure the chain of essential supplies, including personal protective equipment, diagnostics and clinical management New... »

Indonesia firmly committed to eliminating lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem

Indonesia firmly committed to eliminating lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem

Indonesia recently completed the last of its annual large-scale treatment for lymphatic filariasis (also known as elephantiasis or Penyakit Kaki Gajah) in Malaka District located in its southernmost province, East Nusa Tenggara. Unprecedented progress by the National Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Programme has strongly placed the country on the path to achieving the elimination of lymphati... »

Maternal infections in health facilities

Maternal infections in health facilities

A clearer picture of the global impact  New research from the Global Maternal Sepsis Study (GLOSS), a major WHO/HRP initiative, shows that infection has a much larger impact on global maternal mortality and morbidity than previously thought. The results from GLOSS, published in The Lancet Global Health, are the first to provide data on frequency of maternal infections and sepsis across the pregnan... »

What matters to women in the postnatal period?

What matters to women in the postnatal period?

The right to a positive maternity healthcare experience at every stage  Each pregnancy is unique and clinical needs can change across the pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal periods. One thing that never changes is the right to a positive experience at every stage.  Achieving the best possible physical, emotional, and psychological outcomes for every individual and newborn requires health systems ... »

New Ebola case confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

A new case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed today in the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “While not welcome news, this is an event we anticipated. We kept response teams in Beni and other high risk areas for precisely this reason,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.   As part of the active Ebola surveillance system in place to respond to this ... »

MAEPS quarantine centre in Serdang to receive Covid-19 patients next week

MAEPS quarantine centre in Serdang to receive Covid-19 patients next week

KUALA LUMPUR: The Covid-19 Low-Risk Patient Quarantine and Treatment Centre at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) in Serdang near here is expected to receive patients next week. Mardi Corp Group chief executive officer Zaidi Shahrim however said so far, it had no information on the exact date when the authorities would send the Covid-19 patients there for quarantine. “MAEPS will rec... »

Accelerating Sales & Marketing with Web Collaboration

Thanks to the expanding global workforce, heightened competition and the continued need to cut costs and drive productivity, companies today are facing myriad new challenges. Because sales and marketing are key to maximizing growth, productivity and profits, those organizations are facing mounting pressure to create efficient, customercentric processes that provide increased reach and revenue whil... »