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Colombia’s president Duque announces the end of the health emergency by COVID-19 in July

Colombia’s president Duque announces the end of the health emergency by COVID-19 in July

Iván Duque, Colombia’s President, declared on Tuesday that the COVID-19 pandemic-related health emergency measures would be repealed as of July 1. In a speech from the Casa de Nariño, Duque emphasized that because a significant portion of the population has been immunized, the action will no longer be necessary. “On June 30, the Colombian health…

Health Ministry of Fiji to start vaccination for 5-11 year olds

Health Ministry of Fiji to start vaccination for 5-11 year olds

A decrease in the transmission of COVID-19 is predicted by vaccination, according to health officials. Children should be vaccinated because of the current scientific evidence, says Dr. James Fong, the Permanent Secretary, “In the same way that you put your faith in the procedure when you take pills and other drugs that you take, we…

SPARK to support Somalia’s economy to recuperate from COVID-19 

SPARK to support Somalia’s economy to recuperate from COVID-19 

In recent years Somalia has struggled against climate, and disease eruptions. Up to twenty percent of Somalia population Somaliland’s may be directly or indirectly affected by COVID-19. According to officials, 49% of Somalia/15-to-64-year-olds Somaliland’s are unemployed. “The Tadamon project is the result of a long partnership among SPARK and ISDB,” said Mourad Hentati, SPARK’s North…

Chinese study suggests Omicron reinfection risk

Chinese study suggests Omicron reinfection risk

According to recent research published in the Nature journal, people who were infected with the variant of the Covid-19 omicron virus are susceptible to re-infection by subsequently mutated sub-variants, especially BA-4, BA-5, and the BA-2-12-1 variants. The researchers cautioned that vaccination boosters centered on the original omicron variant might not provide broad spectrum safety against the emerging Omicron sub-variants. The study…

Tainan City, Taiwan, has reported the first case of Japanese Encephalitis in 2022

Tainan City, Taiwan, has reported the first case of Japanese Encephalitis in 2022

The Taiwan Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first verified case of Japanese Encephalitis this year, on Monday. The patient is in his 50s from Tainan City’s Beimen District, who has no recent local or overseas travel history and whose customary activities revolve primarily around his residence. On June 7, 2022, he developed a fever, and after…

Portugal’s Monkeypox infection cross the 300 mark

Portugal’s Monkeypox infection cross the 300 mark

The discovery of seven additional cases brings Portugal’s total Monkeypox infections to 304 says the Directorate-General for Health In a public report, the DG explained that “the majority of the infections are in Vale do Tejo,” but other regions like “Algarve and North have reported infections”. Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) verified…

Polish prime minister ways of possible coronavirus return in autumn

Polish prime minister ways of possible coronavirus return in autumn

The coronavirus may make a comeback in autumn were the warning of the Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki, as he urged the populace to obey health guidelines and make themselves available for vaccination.  “In the coming weeks I will get the fourth coronavirus jab,” said Morawiecki in an interview on a podcast. The minister is…

Yoga helps health in Oman

Yoga helps health in Oman

Omanis are excited about Yoga as a health supplement. All Omani communities are becoming more interested in yoga. Regardless of nationality or race, geography or religion- diabetes, back and joint pain, high blood pressure, and heart disease are all equally dangerous. All of us, rich or poor, are at risk. 41 million people die each…

Nigeria is making moves on vaccine manufacturing technology

Nigeria is making moves on vaccine manufacturing technology

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) explained that the focus of the country is moving from making its own vaccines to getting the fundamental technology on how to make vaccines.  Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Health Minister made this known during the Ministerial Press briefing (that happens twice a week) on coronavirus and other contagious sicknesses…

Vaccination will not make you immune to protracted Covid-19 symptoms

Vaccination will not make you immune to protracted Covid-19 symptoms

Nearly 50% of people that have recovered from Covid-19 still experience tiredness and concentration difficulty 3 months after recovery regardless of their vaccination status. However, vaccinated persons tend to recover faster from smell and taste loss than unvaccinated persons, according to LongCOVID research by the public health institute RIVM.  The study by RIVM examined 14,572…

German Senate votes to extend Covid-19 regulations to 27th July

German Senate votes to extend Covid-19 regulations to 27th July

In Berlin, the use of masks in trains and buses is still compulsory. The Senate reached the decision to extend the hitherto available Covid-19 regulations to 27th July. Some details show that hospitals are to continue documenting their infection numbers every week. Subsequently, they will skip public holidays and only make reports on working days….

Brazil approves home cultivation of medicinal marijuana for pain relief

Brazil approves home cultivation of medicinal marijuana for pain relief

Three Brazilian patients have been granted permission by a court to cultivate marijuana for medicinal purposes. It is likely that this approval will soon be implemented all over the country. The nation’s Superior Court of Justice came to the unanimous conclusion that patients should be allowed to produce cannabis as well as extract its oil…

Cookies and InterCure open flagship store in Vienna, Austria

Cookies and InterCure open flagship store in Vienna, Austria

InterCure Ltd. announced the successful launch of Austria’s first flagship Cookies store in Vienna’s Neubau district. Cookies’ unique CBD menu is now available in Europe for the first time at the flagship location. Pharmaceutical grade medical cannabis, including Cookies EU-GMP THC products, will be available to Austrian patients as regulations evolve. Following the two companies’…

Salesforce and Fujitsu join hands over digital healthcare solutions for the Japanese market

Salesforce and Fujitsu join hands over digital healthcare solutions for the Japanese market

Salesforce and Fujitsu have announced the beginning of their collaboration for creating new digital solutions to back the Japanese healthcare sector. These two companies will look to promote the initiative by using Fujitsu’s long expertise in handling of pharmaceutical and medical data, as well as its computing technologies combined with Salesforce Japan’s stellar credentials as…

COVID-19 Cases Increase in Israel after Restrictions were Eased

COVID-19 Cases Increase in Israel after Restrictions were Eased

Israel is witnessing the highest number of Covid infections since April this year as reported by its Health Ministry. This may trigger a comeback of some restrictive measures in the country. Expert in infectious diseases Professor Eyal Leshem of Israel’s largest hospital said the recent rise in morbidity was likely due to a number of…

Wearing face masks in commercial vehicles may not be enough to stop Covid-19 from spreading

Wearing face masks in commercial vehicles may not be enough to stop Covid-19 from spreading

Professor Fanning made it known during a session on Newstalk Breakfast that making the wearing of facemasks compulsory may not yield any significant result due to the nature of the infection curve at the moment. It is hard to tell by how much wearing masks can stop the spread, he said.  At the moment, the…

Graduate nurses in the Solomon Islands begin a supervised training program

Graduate nurses in the Solomon Islands begin a supervised training program

A total of 82 nurses including newly graduated nurses from Solomon Islands National University (SINU), as well as the Atoifi College of nursing have started their twelve months supervised training programs (also known as internships), starting this week. Early this week, the 82 nurses who had signed up for the program officially began their internships….

Health Minister advises elderly citizens to avail of the second Covid-19 booster shot

Health Minister advises elderly citizens to avail of the second Covid-19 booster shot

Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin has urged elderly citizens who are above sixty years of age and others with chronic conditions to take a second Covid-19 vaccine booster shot to enhance their protection against the infection. He stated that, this is since the number of new Covid-19 cases varies, and it is likely that Malaysia might be…

Covid-19 strikes back in Iraq

Covid-19 strikes back in Iraq

There have been 515 new instances of COVID-19 which were recorded in Iraq on Monday June 20, according to the country’s health ministry. This compelled it to declare a new wave of the Covid-19 infection.  This year’s positive cases and the number of those sick in hospitals have increased significantly, according to a statement from…

Prescription of ADHD stimulants leads to rising in psychosis hospitalization

Prescription of ADHD stimulants leads to rising in psychosis hospitalization

Iceland is experiencing a surge that is thrice more than many other years in the prescription of stimulants for attention loss hyperactivity syndrome. The market for such medications has experienced a 170% jump in the last decade. According to Vísir reports, 1 in every 20 Icelanders uses the drug.  “More people are showing signs of…

Study finds bactericidal properties of conventional drugs can be revived by new technologies in MDR E. coli infections

Study finds bactericidal properties of conventional drugs can be revived by new technologies in MDR E. coli infections

Professor Kelvin Yeung Wai-kwok of the Department of orthopaedics and traumatology, school of Clinical Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKU Med) has developed a non invasive technique to revive the bactericidal effects of conventional medicines in Multi Drug Resistance (MDR) Escherichia-coli (E.coli) associated deep tissue infections such as Urinary Tract…

Belgian health tech Lynxcare, raises €20 million to fund doctors to improve their clinical insights

Belgian health tech Lynxcare, raises €20 million to fund doctors to improve their clinical insights

LynxCare, an AI-powered medical data platform in Belgium, has raised €20 m to expand internationally. MTIP, a Swiss healthtech investor, led the Series A investment, which was joined by Elaia and the company’s early investors Heran Partners, PMV and BTOV. For some time, hospitals have been digitising and now have access to massive amounts of…

Kyrgyz migrant workers donate X-ray machine worth USD 35,000 to their village

Kyrgyz migrant workers donate X-ray machine worth USD 35,000 to their village

According to MP Sultanbai Aijigitov at the plenary session of Parliament on June 22, migrant laborers in Russia paid $35,000 for an X-ray machine for the residents of Samarkandek, which is in the Batken district of Kyrgyzstan. The donation was a gesture of goodwill, and the X-Ray machine will be used to treat residents in…

The result from a clinical evaluation at a French University Hospital is encouraging

The result from a clinical evaluation at a French University Hospital is encouraging

Working with a university clinic in France’s southern region, Hemcheck has fruitfully concluded assessment research of one of its products called v-Test, at the resident medical laboratory. The evaluation study verifies the high performance of the test as well as its robust association with confirmed reference techniques while also establishing the relevance of the products…

Medical cannabis prescriptions should roll out faster in Cyprus

Medical cannabis prescriptions should roll out faster in Cyprus

There are hundreds of people in Cyprus who suffer from chronic ailments and rely on medicinal cannabis. Sadly the prescription system is moving at a snail pace, which makes them suffer, in the real meaning of this word. A significant number of these individuals receive their medical cannabis either from Israel, dubious websites, or in…

Bulgarian virologists keep an eye  both on Covid-19 and Monkeypox

Bulgarian virologists keep an eye  both on Covid-19 and Monkeypox

Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in the United Kingdom and Greece. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns against ignoring the virus because there are still lethal alternatives. How is coronavirus spreading in Bulgaria? Prof. Radostina Alexandrova, a BAS virologist, told reproters that the number of cases is rising. “The epidemic has not vanished….

Special quarantine extended but some Covid measures lifted in Azerbaijan  

Special quarantine extended but some Covid measures lifted in Azerbaijan  

The Azerbaijan’s Cabinet of Ministers has extended the special quarantine mode and eased a number of restrictions. According to the decision, the emergency quarantine regime in Azerbaijan has been extended until 06:00 (GMT+4) September 1, 2022, in order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus infection and its probable consequences. As of June 21, the…

Ghana medical association and GRNMA alarmed by new COVID spikes and vaccine hesitancy

Ghana medical association and GRNMA alarmed by new COVID spikes and vaccine hesitancy

The Ghana Registered Nurse and Midwives Association (GRNMA) and the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) are concerned about the spike in coronavirus cases around the nation as well as the unwillingness of the people to take the vaccine.  According to the association’s projection, about 80,000 health workers (40%) out of the 200,000 in the government sector…

Humanitarian fund annual report  for 2021 in Afghanistan

Humanitarian fund annual report  for 2021 in Afghanistan

Kabul was ravaged by conflict and natural disasters in 2021. Poverty and the COVID-19 virus also devastated the country. This year’s epidemic has affected 18.4 million individuals (nearly half of the population) and tens of millions more need social support. The number of people suffering from malnutrition has risen dramatically, especially among women and children….

Cambodia spends over $3 billion in two years to fight Covid-19

Cambodia spends over $3 billion in two years to fight Covid-19

According to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia has spent more over $3 BN in the previous 2 years in order to maintain steady economic activity and solve the socioeconomic consequences of the issues caused by Covid-19 pandemic. The ministry of finance noted, in its macro-economic strategy overview and public fiscal statement for preparing…

Need mutual recognition of covid vaccines: Mansukh Mandaviya

Need mutual recognition of covid vaccines: Mansukh Mandaviya

The Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said mutual acceptance of Covid-19 vaccines, digital health systems with data interoperability, and expanding global south research and production skills are needed to eliminate inequities. He spoke digitally at the G20 health ministers’ Yogyakarta meeting. He praised the Indonesian presidency for prioritising TB issues (which India aims to end…

Finland has removed all border restrictions along the COVID route

Finland has removed all border restrictions along the COVID route

It is not required anymore for travelers reaching from outside of the EU areas or Schengen to present an immunization certificate or a negative coronavirus test result. This requirement was eliminated. According to a press release issued by the Ministry of the Interior, the 30th of June will mark the end of all limitations on…

People with mental health issues need protection from Covid-19 reports MHUNZA

People with mental health issues need protection from Covid-19 reports MHUNZA

As they do with other vulnerable groups, the government should also take into consideration the needs of people with psychosocial disabilities, according to Mulima Kasote, President, Mental Health Users Network of Zambia (MHUNZA). In addition, Kasote claims that the arrival of COVID-19 has resulted in a variety of financial difficulties. In an interview, Kasote stated…

Vietnamese medics aid South Sudan with monkeypox

Vietnamese medics aid South Sudan with monkeypox

According to the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations, soldiers from Vietnam’s Level-2 Field Hospital Rotation 4 have trained and provided medical assistance to Level-1 field hospitals on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of monkeypox in South Sudan. The programme seeks to prepare medical staff with fundamental information and epidemiological abilities to help the health system…

Sputnik vaccine has no adverse reactions among children aged 9 to 11

Sputnik vaccine has no adverse reactions among children aged 9 to 11

Alexander Gintsburg, the director of the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology in Russia developed the Sputnik V vaccine, said that children aged between 9-11 were vaccinated against the coronavirus with the Sputnik V shots. These children did not show any notable side effects. The Sputnik V vaccine was designed to protect against coronavirus….

Medical professionals at HMC and PHCC can provide special care to patients with hearing impairments confirms MoPH

Medical professionals at HMC and PHCC can provide special care to patients with hearing impairments confirms MoPH

The Public Health Ministry of Qatar (MoPH) is collaborating with HMC (Hamad Medical Corporation) & PHCC (Primary Health Care Corporation) to train cadres that deal in sign language in order to remove barriers that people with disabilities face while attempting to connect with the healthcare system. The Ministry offered fundamental training sessions in sign language…

Regardless of widespread immunity, Iceland is seeing rising COVID-19 infections

Regardless of widespread immunity, Iceland is seeing rising COVID-19 infections

COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Iceland with an average of 200 daily positive tests. However, the Directorate of Health believes the true figures may be higher since a lot of people rely on home testing kits instead of using the authorized kits.  There is also a significant rise in the number of hospital…

PM Shehbaz Sharif launches nationwide CPR training for ‘saving lives’

PM Shehbaz Sharif launches nationwide CPR training for ‘saving lives’

Shehbaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, has launched a nationwide CPR training program. Shehbaz Sharif has started a CPR training program, according to Salman Sufi, the head of the Prime Minister’s Strategic Reforms. Salman Sufi expressed his delight at the opening of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s CPR project on Twitter. “CPR has saved innumerable…

North Korea set to declare COVID19 victory a month after admitting it has positive cases

North Korea set to declare COVID19 victory a month after admitting it has positive cases

Barely a month after it admitted to COVID-19 infections in the country, after 2 years of steadfast denials, North Korea may be getting ready to announce victory over the virus.  As far as state media declarations go, the country has managed to avoid deaths in huge numbers despite having one of the most horrid healthcare…

More than 92% of Nicaraguans are vaccinated against Covid-19
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More than 92% of Nicaraguans are vaccinated against Covid-19

According to statistics from the Ministry of Health (Minsa), more than 92% of Nicaraguans over the age of two already have at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccines, to reach the goal of 100%, doctors and nurses continue to apply injections in house-to-house days, it is also inoculated in hospitals and health centres. Only…

Malta takes up a drive to provide booster dose to people over 65 years

Malta takes up a drive to provide booster dose to people over 65 years

As the incidence of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, the authorities in charge of public health will be sending out a second invitation to people over the age of 65 in an effort to encourage them to receive the second booster dose. Chris Fearne, the minister for health, has announced that those individuals who have…

GPS prison staff is trained to handle mental health challenges

GPS prison staff is trained to handle mental health challenges

The Guyana Prison Service (GPS) conducted mental health training for 13 of their officers on Sunday. Senior Psychologist  Dr. Balogun Osunbiyi gave a 5-day training on mental health to these officers.  Nickson Elliot, the Director of Prisons at the graduation ceremony said the GPS wants to improve the standard of staff while bettering the prisoners…