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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
20/04/2020
Source: WHO
The launch of the World Health Organization’s Health Alert on WhatsApp has been announced. The new service, which is free to use, has been designed to answer questions from the public about Coronavirus, and to give prompt, reliable and official information 24 hours a day, worldwide. This will also serve government decision-makers by providing the latest numbers and situation reports.
19/04/2020
Source: GOV.UK
Further guidance for those managing or organising funerals during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
19/04/2020
Source: GOV.UK
Public Health England’s (PHE) Every Mind Matters platform has launched new advice focused on looking after people’s mental wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
09/04/2020
Source: GOV.UK
National report summarising laboratory surveillance of norovirus and rotavirus, including norovirus activity in prisons.
09/04/2020
Source: WHO
A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Children. With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.