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31/08/2020
Source: WHO
WHO to roll out learning and monitoring tools to improve service provision during pandemic following the results from a survey where data was collected from five regions over the initial coronavirus pandemic period (March to June 2020)which illustrated that almost every country (90%) experienced disruption to its health services, with low- and middle-income countries reporting the greatest difficulties
27/08/2020
Source: GOV.UK
The latest weekly statistics show that the service has consistently reached the vast majority of those testing positive and their contacts in 3 months of operation
25/08/2020
Source: WHO
172 economies are now engaged in discussions to potentially participate in COVAX, a global initiative aimed at working with vaccine manufacturers to provide countries worldwide equitable access to safe and effective vaccines, once they are licensed and approved. COVAX currently has the world’s largest and most diverse COVID-19 vaccine portfolio - including nine candidate vaccines, with a further nine under evaluation and conversations underway with other mayor producers.
25/08/2020
Source: WHO
The Africa Regional Certification Commission certified the WHO African Region as wild polio-free after four years without a case The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) congratulates the national governments of the 47 countries in the WHO African Region for today’s achievement.
23/08/2020
Source: GOV.UK
Statement from the Chief Medical Officers and Deputy Chief Medical Officers of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales on the evidence of risks and benefits to health from schools and childcare settings reopening.
19/08/2020
Source: Department of Health (DH)
Infection survey to expand from testing 28,000 people per fortnight to 150,000 by October