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June, 2020

  • 5 June

    WHO welcomes crucial new funding for vaccines

    -Editorial WHO welcomes funding commitments made at this week’s Global Vaccine Summit, hosted virtually by the UK government. The Summit is Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance’s third pledging conference, and follows the successful Berlin summit in January 2015. The new pledges will enable Gavi to protect the next generation and reduce disease inequality by reaching …

  • 4 June

    People Are Eating Healthier During The Pandemic

    -Editorial People are eating healthier, cooking their own food, and consuming more fruit and vegetables, according to preliminary results from a worldwide Corona Cooking Survey. People are staying home to work and going to a local restaurant is a thing of the past for now. With people staying at home, …

May, 2020

  • 18 May

    The impact of COVID-19 on International Business

    By: Collaboration of Geraldine Angulo Rendon, student of International Business at CETYS University System and Terry Ahtziry Cárdenas Banda, attorney, humanitarian, and law professor. The year 2020 started in a very strange way. We started on the “left foot”, a new leap year. A possible Third World War, a gigantic …

  • 15 May

    Our mental health and Covid-19

    As countries introduce measures to restrict movement as part of efforts to reduce the number of people infected with COVID-19, more and more of us are making huge changes to our daily routines. The new realities of working from home, temporary unemployment, home-schooling of children, and lack of physical contact …

  • 4 May

    PAHO Director calls for continued immunization to avoid risk of other outbreaks during COVID-19 pandemic

    -Editorial The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, today urged for vaccination programs to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. “If we fall behind on routine immunizations, particularly for children, we risk outbreaks, thus overwhelming hospitals and clinics with preventable diseases in addition to COVID-19,” said …

  • 2 May

    WHO convenes manufacturers, regulatory authorities meet on COVID-19 vaccines

    -Editorial Gearing up for the much needed COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organization held a meeting of vaccine manufacturers and national regulatory authorities from its South-East Asia Region. “The manufacturing capacity that exists in our Region is of the quality and scale required to produce and roll-out a COVID-19 vaccine …

April, 2020

  • 26 April

    Countries urged to maintain vaccination during COVID-19 pandemic

    -Editorial Countries must strengthen vaccination against seasonal influenza and measles to prevent respiratory illness and vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks during the COVID-19 pandemic, say experts at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The recommendations come on the cusp of the 18th Vaccination Week in the Americas, which will take place …

  • 22 April

    WHO Director General Says People Need to Get Used to a New Normal

    -Editorial The World Health Organization warned world leaders that they will need to manage around the coronavirus for the foreseeable future. “Make no mistake, we have a long way to go. This virus will be with us for a long time,” WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. Globally, almost …

  • 17 April

    Alcohol Does Not Protect Against COVID-19

    -Editorial At times of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol consumption can exacerbate health vulnerability, risk-taking behaviors, mental health issues, and violence. The World Health Organization said the alcohol does not protect from COVID-19 and encourages governments to limit its consumption. Consuming alcohol will not destroy the virus, and its …

  • 14 April

    WHO Announces That Vaccines Against Coronavirus Are Being Developed

    -Editorial  Under the World Health Organization’s coordination, a group of experts with diverse backgrounds is working towards the development of vaccines against COVID-19. The group makes a call to everyone to follow recommendations to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus and protect the health of individuals. The group also …