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WHO launches new tools to help countries build effective childhood cancer programmes

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The FINANCIAL -- A suite of tools to help countries improve diagnosis and treatment of cancer among children is being released today by the World Health Organization, on International Childhood Cancer Day. The package includes a “how-to” guide for policy-makers, cancer control programme managers and hospital managers; an assessment tool to inform implementation; and a multilingual online portal for information-sharing according to WHO.…

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WHO launches new tools to help countries build effective childhood cancer programmes

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The FINANCIAL -- A suite of tools to help countries improve diagnosis and treatment of cancer among children is being released today by the World Health Organization, on International Childhood Cancer Day. The package includes a “how-to” guide for policy-makers, cancer control programme managers and hospital managers; an assessment tool to inform implementation; and a…

FIFA and WHO #ACTogether to tackle COVID-19

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The FINANCIAL -- Star footballers, competing team captains will promote equitable global access to vaccines, treatments and diagnostics. FIFA is teaming up with the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote the need for fair access to COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and diagnostics, and to encourage people to keep practicing life-saving, everyday public health measures to prevent…

Georgia Among the Poorest Countries Missing COVID-19 Vaccines

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The FINANCIAL -- Current models predict that there will not be enough vaccines to cover the world's population until 2023 or 2024, according to the report by The Launch and Scale Speedometer. Manufacturing capacity can be expanded with targeted investment but only to an extent and it will remain a rate limiter.In this context, COVAX and…

EU and WHO continue delivering oxygen concentrators to hospitals across Ukraine

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The FINANCIAL — The World Health Organization (WHO) in Ukraine continues to deliver oxygen concentrators to hospitals, thanks to the EU. So far, the equipment has been provided to medical facilities in Lviv, Novoyavorivsk, Zhovkva, Stryi, and Kamianka-Buzka. In total, the EU has funded the procurement of more than 100 oxygen concentrators for the regions…

WHO publishes series of profiles on climate change and health in island states

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THE FINANCIAL — Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are among the most vulnerable nations to climate change in the world. Yet, many island states are also leading in the global response to climate change, through ambitious emissions reduction targets, adaptation actions, and developing climate resilient health systems. On 4 November 2020, WHO together with the…

WHO: one stillbirth occurs every 16 seconds

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The FINANCIAL — Almost 2 million babies are stillborn every year – or 1 every 16 seconds – according to the first ever joint stillbirth estimates released by UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank Group and the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.  The vast majority of stillbirths, 84 per cent, occur in low- and…

WHO and EU support medical personnel training in Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — 140 health workers from across Georgia – front-line responders to the pandemic – received specialized training to effectively respond to COVID-19 cases and at the same time, ensure own safety and prevent further transmission. Ambulance doctors, nurses and emergency vehicle drivers were trained on Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for preventing and controlling infection…

EU and WHO delivered 15 tons of COVID-19 supplies in Georgia

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A shipment of medical respirators, masks, goggles, face shields and gowns to enable health-care workers in Georgia to continue to respond effectively and safely to the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the country. This is one of the largest cargos of protective equipment to arrive in Georgia with donor support. The donation of the personal protective equipment…

WHO included aerosol transmission in a new coronavirus FAQ

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The FINANCIAL — WHO published a new version of its list of frequently asked questions about COVID-19. It’s the first time the WHO has acknowledged the virus can travel in the air and linger longer than previously thought. Aerosol transmission involves secretions in particles much smaller than those released when a person coughs or sneezes. These particles are…

Hackers are using fake coronavirus maps to spread malware

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The FINANCIAL — There have identified several fake coronavirus tracker maps that infect people’s computers with malware. The tactic starts with hackers circulating links to malicious websites disguised as COVID-19 maps. When there is a crisis, people are hungry for information. As people seek out information about the spread of COVID-19, hackers are circulating fake…

WHO: COVID-19 has been declared as pandemic

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The FINANCIAL — For weeks The World Health Organization had held off but on Wednesday WHO declared that the spread of COVID-19 has become a pandemic. The rapid spread of the virus in more countries likely contributed to the WHO’s decision to declare the disease a pandemic. The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared coronavirus…

Facebook will provide WHO with free ads

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The FINANCIAL — Facebook will provide free advertisements to the World Health Organization in an effort to prevent the spread of the misinformation about the coronavirus. Facebook is one of multiple tech companies extending free services in response to the virus. Also, company will remove false claims and conspiracy theories Facebook said would let the…

Iran temporarily released more than 54,000 prisoners to fight coronavirus outbreak

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The FINANCIAL — Iran temporarily released more than 54,000 prisoners in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country’s overcrowded prisons. Meanwhile, 8% of Iran’s parliament has tested positive for coronavirus. A team of experts from The WHO, who arrived in Iran on Monday, is supporting local health authorities Iran is…

The World Health Organization joined TikTok to eliminate misinformation

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The FINANCIAL — The World Health Organization joined popular video platform TikTok on Friday to share reliable information regarding the coronavirus outbreak and to cut through coronavirus misinformation online. WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are fighting misinformation regarding the virus on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Tencent, and TikTok. The World Health…