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
National report summarising laboratory surveillance of norovirus and rotavirus, including norovirus activity in prisons.
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.
A report, by the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and Nursing Now, reveals that today, there are just under 28 million nurses worldwide. Between 2013 and 2018, nursing numbers increased by 4.7 million. But this still leaves a global shortfall of 5.9 million - with the greatest gaps found in countries in Africa, South East Asia and the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region as well as some parts of Latin America. The report’s message is clear: governments need to invest in a massive acceleration of nursing education, creation of nursing jobs, and leadership. Without nurses, midwives, and other health workers, countries cannot win the battle against outbreaks, or achieve universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals https://www.icn.ch/news/who-and-partners-call-urgent-investment-nurses
A new Coronavirus Status Checker will help the NHS coordinate its response and build up additional data on the COVID-19 outbreak
Emerging evidence from China shows smokers with COVID-19 are 14 times more likely to develop severe respiratory disease.
Rolling updates on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from the World health Organisation Daily updates on a constantly changing situation
Public Health England (PHE) scientists play a critical role in international efforts to find coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.
The Health and Social Care Secretary has announced £20 million funding to support 10,000 young people from all backgrounds to get a career in the NHS. This will be matched by £7 million from the Prince’s Trust. The 3-year pre-employment programme will begin later this year and will involve up to 150 NHS trusts in England. Participants will gain basic skills and experience of working in the NHS.
On 13th August, the Ministry of Public Health and AIDS Control kicked off the vaccination campaign for front-line staff against the Ebola virus disease. The campaign started at the Gatumba entry point at the Border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Ebola vaccination campaign is part of Burundi's preparation for a possible case of Ebola
The Leading Source of Scientific, Professional & Consumer Information IFH Newsheet June 2019 Includes article on :- RSPH calls for clean-up of public attitudes to hygiene The Royal Society for Public Health have published a new report entitled “Too Clean or Not Too Clean? - the case for targeted hygiene in home and everyday which calls for an end to the myth that people are being too hygienic for their own good
The UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) is deploying more public health specialists to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as the country’s Ebola outbreak reaches the one-year mark
As the Global Vaccine Action Plan GVAP) 2011-2020 nears its conclusion in 2020, a regional consultation was held this week by the WHO Regional Office for Africa to shape a new immunization strategy for the next decade with the aim that everyone, everywhere, at every age, fully benefits from vaccines for good health and well-being.
PHE is issuing advice to people travelling to Egypt after a number of people, including children, have returned with a serious illness caused by E. coli infection. All travellers had been to the Hurghada region of Egypt. Public Health England’s (PHE’s) scientists are gathering further information to understand the cause of these infections