World Blood Donor Day 14 June 2020 - Even during a pandemic Key messages https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2020/key-messages Campaign materials https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2020/campaign-materials-world-blood-donor-day-2019 What you can do https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2020/what-you-can-do Who can give blood https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2020/who-can-give-blood Giving blood in the time of COVID-19
The new voluntary coronavirus (COVID-19) study will assess and monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 among pre-school, primary and secondary school pupils and teachers.
Source: Health Protection Scotland
Public Health Scotland will join a new expert group working with the Scottish Government to provide a clearer picture of how minority ethnic communities in Scotland are affected by COVID-19
Every care home in England will now be offered a coronavirus test for all residents and staff, even if they have no symptoms The government is extending whole care home testing to all adult care homes after meeting the target of offering a test to every care home for over-65s and those with dementia in England by 6 June
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.
New Ebola outbreak detected in northwest Democratic Republic of the Congo; WHO surge team supporting the response
The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced today that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Wangata health zone, Mbandaka, in Équateur province. The announcement comes as a long, difficult and complex Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC is in its final phase, while the country also battles COVID-19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.