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05/06/2020
Source: WHO
On 7 June 2020, the United Nations will mark the second global World Food Safety Day, led by two of its specialized agencies, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). On Friday, 5 June, ahead of World Food Safety Day 2020, FAO and WHO will hold a virtual celebration including video messages from FAO Director-General QU Dongyu and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
27/05/2020
Source: GOV.UK
The new NHS Test and Trace service has launched tomorrow across England, the service will help identify, contain and control coronavirus, reduce the spread of the virus and save lives
26/05/2020
Source: GOV.UK
The government has signed deals with more than 100 new suppliers from around the world as well as ramping up domestic production to help meet demand for PPE.
22/05/2020
Source: GOV.UK
Mental health, ambulance, social care, learning disabilities, autism and dementia charities are among those set to receive millions of pounds in government funding helping them in providing vital services to ensure they can meet increased demand as a result of COVID-19, while continuing their day-to-day activities to help those in need
21/05/2020
Source: GOV.UK
All NHS and care staff in England will be offered a test, with patients and care residents eligible at their clinician’s request Accurate and reliable lab-based antibody tests will improve understanding and data on COVID-19 Devolved administrations will decide who is eligible for tests in their jurisdictions
17/05/2020
Source: GOV.UK
Major long-term study will track spread of coronavirus in general population Antibody testing will help to understand levels of immunity and the role of genetics Up to 20,000 people of all ages and walks of life to take part for at least 6 months
16/05/2020
Source: GOV.UK
Trials for specially-trained ‘COVID dogs’ that may be able to detect coronavirus (COVID-19) in humans, even before symptoms appear, are set to begin as part of new research.
13/05/2020
Source: WHO
COVID-19 pandemic is causing significant loss of life, disrupting livelihoods, and threatening the recent advances in health and progress towards the global development goals highlighted in the 2020 World Health Statistics published by the World Health Organization (WHO) today
11/05/2020
Source: GOV.UK
The public is advised to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces such as shops, trains and buses to help reduce the spread of coronavirus
09/05/2020
Source: GOV.UK
NHS and social care staff in the UK are set to receive millions of items of personal protective equipment (PPE) over the coming months thanks to new collaborations with a number of organisations.
07/05/2020
Source: GOV.UK
Baroness Dido Harding has been appointed to lead the programme of testing and tracing as part of the government’s ongoing response to coronavirus (COVID-19) Position will oversee implementation of the new NHS app, mass testing and contact tracing programme
24/04/2020
Source: WHO
Heads of state and global health leaders 24 April, made an unprecedented commitment to work together to accelerate the development and production of new vaccines, tests and treatments for COVID-19 and assure equitable access worldwide
22/04/2020
Every year World Malaria Day highlights the global efforts to control malaria. Invaluable progress has been made saving millions of lives, however, in recent years progress has slowed.The WHO has issued a statement urging malaria-affected countries not to scale back planned malaria prevention, diagnostic and treatment activities in this time of coronavirus pandemic
20/04/2020
Source: WHO
WHO's global annual call to action for health workers In alignment with the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, the WHO 2020 campaign recognises their critical role in infection prevention and control (IPC) and hand hygiene practices, to protect all patients. The slogan is “Nurses and Midwives, clean care is in your hands!“
20/04/2020
Source: WHO
The World Health Organization, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) with support from UNICEF are set to work with telecommunication companies to text people directly on their mobile phones with vital health messaging to help protect them from COVID-19. These text messages will reach billions of people that aren’t able to connect to the internet for information