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WHO: ‘Keep Health Workers Safe to Keep Patients Safe’

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on governments and health care leaders to address persistent threats to the health and safety of health workers and patients. The pandemic has also highlighted the extent to which protecting health workers is key to ensuring a functioning health system and a functioning society. “The COVID-19 pandemic has… Continue reading WHO: ‘Keep Health Workers Safe to Keep Patients Safe’

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Louis Vuitton to Release Php 47,000 Face Shield

Louis Vuitton, one of the forerunner brands in the high fashion industry, is said to be releasing its own signature face shield. In an article by CNN Philippines, the Louis Vuitton face shield ‘transitions from clear to dark in sunlight, protecting wearers from the sun. It also features golden studs engraved with Louis Vuitton's brand… Continue reading Louis Vuitton to Release Php 47,000 Face Shield

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WWF: 68% Average Decline in Species Population Sizes Since 1970

In an article published by the World Wildlife Fund, it indicated that there is an average decline of 68% in species population sizes since 1970. Declines in monitored populations of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians present a dire warning for the health of people and the planet. Globally, monitored population sizes of mammals, fish,… Continue reading WWF: 68% Average Decline in Species Population Sizes Since 1970

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WHO Preps for World Mental Health Day

Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health. Close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder, 3 million people die every year from the harmful use of alcohol and one person dies every 40 seconds by suicide. And now, billions of people around the world have been affected… Continue reading WHO Preps for World Mental Health Day

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Africa Successful in Eradicating Wild Poliovirus

  In an update by the World Health Organization, the independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication officially declared on Tuesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region is free of wild poliovirus. This marks the eradication of the second virus from the face of the continent since smallpox 40 years ago.… Continue reading Africa Successful in Eradicating Wild Poliovirus

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WHO: 172 Countries Engaged in COVID-19 Global Access Facility

In an update by the World Health Organization, it revealed that 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… Continue reading WHO: 172 Countries Engaged in COVID-19 Global Access Facility

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WHO Shares Advice on the Use of Masks for Children

Just recently, the World Health Organization shared advice on the use of masks for children in the community in the context of COVID-19. In a nine-page document, the agency together with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) detailed the use of masks to a risk-based approach, as part of a comprehensive package of interventions to… Continue reading WHO Shares Advice on the Use of Masks for Children

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Cheesecake Factory, Denny’s Among Restaurant Chains Facing Bankruptcy

In an article by Good Morning America, it revealed that at least half-dozen name-brand U.S. restaurant chains are facing debt and may inevitably face bankruptcy amid COVID crisis, as projected by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Denny’s Corp (company behind Denny’s) are seen to be most likely to default on loans. Meanwhile, Applebee’s and The Cheesecake… Continue reading Cheesecake Factory, Denny’s Among Restaurant Chains Facing Bankruptcy

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‘Immediate humanitarian assistance’ for Beirut, Lebanon

An article by United Nations reveals that - ‘reiterating the Secretary-General’s commitment to assist Lebanon’ – has released $ 9million from the Lebanese Humanitarian Fund to aid in the immediate needs following last Tuesday’s ‘horrific explosion’. Moreover, UN Emergency Relief Chief Mark Lowcock will also be releasing additional funds from the Organization’s Central Emergency Response… Continue reading ‘Immediate humanitarian assistance’ for Beirut, Lebanon

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China Confirms Bubonic Plague Case in Inner Mongolia

China has recently confirmed one case of bubonic plague in the northern province of Inner Mongolia, particularly in the city of Bayannur, northwest of Beijing. According to the state-run news agency XinhuaNet, The Bayannur municipal health commission confirmed in a press release that a case is housed in a people’s hospital in Urad Middle Banner.… Continue reading China Confirms Bubonic Plague Case in Inner Mongolia