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El Salvador registered 13 days without deaths from COVID-19 in June and continues to be a benchmark for effective measures against the pandemic

El Salvador registered 13 days without deaths from COVID-19 in June and continues to be a benchmark for effective measures against the pandemic

The effective measures of the Government of President Nayib Bukele against the COVID-19 pandemic continue to yield results. There were deaths of five elderly people from the virus in that period of the first 18 days of June, out of that the Ministry of Health registered 13 days without deaths from this disease. The vaccination…

China launches campaign to boost psychological aid for the elderly

China launches campaign to boost psychological aid for the elderly

According to the Chinese National Health Commission (NHC), the country is preparing to launch a countrywide effort to provide and enhance psychological wellbeing for the elderly. The campaign, that will launch from 2022 and go on to 2025, intends to evaluate the elderly’s requirements  and help enhance their psychological health awareness. It will also provide…

The vaccination statistics for Barbados are being revised
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The vaccination statistics for Barbados are being revised

The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MHW) is making adjustments to the number of individuals who have been vaccinated against the COVID virus due to duplication in their records. According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Health on Monday, “occasional connectivity issues with its internet have led to a number of vaccination…

The Diaspora has contributed $300 million to Jamaica’s healthcare system
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The Diaspora has contributed $300 million to Jamaica’s healthcare system

During the COVID-19 pandemic, various diaspora organisations and individuals contributed $300 million to Jamaica’s healthcare sector. Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, the island’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), revealed this at the recent Diaspora Conference Health and Wellness session. While discussing recent developments in the sector, the CMO stated that representatives of the Jamaican diaspora continue to play…

We are in a situation of relative control,” – Health Ministry

We are in a situation of relative control,” – Health Ministry

Health Minister Daniel Salinas said that he expected greater vaccination against Covid in children and drew attention to the circulation of the flu virus. “We are in a situation of relative control, with a low percentage of beds occupied by or with Covid,” said Health Minister Daniel Salinas when asked about the current moment of…

The government will halve sickle cell drug price

The government will halve sickle cell drug price

National sickle cell coordinator Dr. Charles Kiyaga said plans are underway to include the medicine among government essential medical supplies so patients can access it for free in hospitals like anti-retroviral drugs. The Ministry of Health has started talks with hydroxyurea manufacturers and local vendors to halve the price and increase access. National sickle cell…

A new Covid outbreak could infect over one million Swiss this summer

A new Covid outbreak could infect over one million Swiss this summer

According to a former government official in charge of the Covid-19 taskforce, new Omicron subvariants could infect 15% of the Swiss population this summer. Tanja Stadler believes that while the risk of ICU overcrowding is “low,” more hospitalizations and Long Covid cases are to be expected. “We anticipate that approximately 15% of the citizens [8.6…

Will Germans have to deal with new Covid-linked limitations in autumn?

Will Germans have to deal with new Covid-linked limitations in autumn?

In the outline of the strategies to fight COVID-19 spread in winter and autumn, Karl Lauterbach, the Minister for Health is contemplating the reintroduction of compulsory masking in indoor locations in Germany till the end of the year.  Seven-point strategy to fight COVID  In last Friday statement, Lauterbach stated that the country needs to be…

Authorities inspect 165 pubs in Hong Kong over the weekend

Authorities inspect 165 pubs in Hong Kong over the weekend

Several pubs and bars came under scrutiny and were inspected by the Hong Kong government authorities this weekend.165 pubs and bars in the nightlife district (Lan Kwai Fong) were checked by officials from the Food and Environmental Health Department and Police department. Ten of the bars were instructed to shut for having breached Covid 19…

Egypt’s minister of communication has mild symptoms after contracting COVID-19

Egypt’s minister of communication has mild symptoms after contracting COVID-19

Amr Talaat, Egypt’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology said confirmatory tests for his coronavirus infection returned positive but that he is experiencing only minor symptoms. “While in self-isolation in my home, I am adhering to treatment guidelines while trying to keep up with my work until I have completely healed by the grace of…

Denmark anticipates an increase in the number of doctors in the health system

Denmark anticipates an increase in the number of doctors in the health system

 A Monday report that emerged from the Danish health authority advocates a rise in the nation’s medical staff numbers.  The government-run healthcare service has been grieving from a shortage of nurses and there are also limited General Practitioners in the GP clinics. The outcome is that patients don’t get to have a lasting family physician. …

Apollo Hospitals joins with Imperial Hospital to expand in Bangladesh

Apollo Hospitals joins with Imperial Hospital to expand in Bangladesh

Apollo Hospitals said on Monday that, it has collaborated with Imperial Hospital Ltd (IHL) to support its services in Bangladesh. Apollo hospitals will operate IHL, a 375-bed multispecialty tertiary healthcare hospital in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Imperial Hospital and Apollo Hospitals have struck a BOMA (Brand licensing, Operations, and Management) contract to make international-standard healthcare accessible to…

Casual relationships should use a condom or abstain: Alexandru Rafila on Monkeypox

Casual relationships should use a condom or abstain: Alexandru Rafila on Monkeypox

Alexandru Rafila, the Minister of Health, clarifies his recent statements about monkeypox protection by recommending a condom or abstinence in casual relationships. “It’s summer; there are many events, the recommendation remains” Rafila said we shouldn’t worry about smallpox in Romania. I’d like to clarify because I interviewed some coworkers about monkeypox. I recommended condoms or…

Covid cases in Slovenia outnumber test results

Covid cases in Slovenia outnumber test results

Slovenia, LJUBLJANA – The number of COVID-19 cases in Slovenia has recently increased, but official figures are relatively low, with only 325 fresh infections diagnosed over the weekend. According to infectologist Mateja Logar, the true number is three to four times higher. Logar previously led a government-appointed task force to combat the pandemic, believes this…

1,749 patients treated at the Trauma Hospital in Tacumbú, Paraguay with a high death rate

1,749 patients treated at the Trauma Hospital in Tacumbú, Paraguay with a high death rate

Dr. Agustn Saldvar, the Trauma Hospital’s director, had a news conference on Monday to present the weekly report of cases treated at the hospital, highlighting the considerable rise in deaths compared to the previous week.  In a week, he said, 1,749 patients were helped, including 1,075 in the emergency room, 245 victims of car accidents,…

Minsa continues to strengthen preventive care against COVID-19 in Cercado de Lima, Peru

Minsa continues to strengthen preventive care against COVID-19 in Cercado de Lima, Peru

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) conducted a community intervention in the Cercado de Lima as part of the launch of the campaign communication “It tends to depend on us not to let our guard down in the face of COVID-19,” with the goal of continuing to strengthen COVID-19 prevention measures and thus protecting the population….

President of Panama has been diagnosed with a rare blood condition

President of Panama has been diagnosed with a rare blood condition

Laurentino Cortizo, the president of Panama, announced on Monday that he’s been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood disorder, and that he will seek a second medical assessment and opinion.  As per the American Cancer Society, Myelodysplastic syndrome is a disease that affects the body’s ability to create healthy blood cells in the bone…

The New Zealand Government has decided to remove the COVID-19 test mandate prior to travel

The New Zealand Government has decided to remove the COVID-19 test mandate prior to travel

As it came into effect from yesterday, any traveller entering New Zealand will not be required to have a COVID-19 test done prior to flying.  Also, a traveller will not be required to fill in the Traveller Declaration Form for New Zealand.  People who have not had any vaccinations are now permitted to travel through…

Palestinians face health risks due to micronutrient deficiencies – Reports by a national survey

Palestinians face health risks due to micronutrient deficiencies – Reports by a national survey

Micronutrient deficits among Palestinians can have serious effects on health as well as social & economic evolution. Research by the World Bank has revealed constraints in the fight against micronutrient shortages. To enhance the populace’s micronutrient level, multi-sectoral & innovative approaches are required. The Palestinian population’s poor nutritional status is concerning, with a significant frequency…

COVID-19 cases upsurging in Columbia – Experts recommend masks, vaccinations, and social distancing

COVID-19 cases upsurging in Columbia – Experts recommend masks, vaccinations, and social distancing

In light of the rising number of infections in the country, Dr. Carlos Lvarez, an infectious disease specialist and Colombian delegate to the WHO for COVID-19 investigations, advised residents to reintroduce self-care and use booster dosages. “As much as possible,” Alvarez said, “the person should maintain self-care by isolating themselves; that is, a person with…

A Chines clinic at Katutura hospital uses music therapy for treating illness in Namibia

A Chines clinic at Katutura hospital uses music therapy for treating illness in Namibia

Patients are now being treated with music therapy at the Katutura hospital’s Chines clinic section. The therapy is one of many Chinese medications that are already used in this clinic. Its goal is to use five music scales, sometimes known as the five phases of music therapy, to analyze and cure mind-body illness. According to…

Dementia session for caregivers in Micronesia to discuss end of life decision making

Dementia session for caregivers in Micronesia to discuss end of life decision making

Tomorrow, caregivers of individuals with dementia in Guam as well as Micronesia will have the chance to learn more about how they may aid their loved ones, especially with decisions that need to be made, at a training session that will take place in both locations.  The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program  by the University of Guam…

The Minister of Health reports the sixth consecutive week of rising COVID-19 infections
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The Minister of Health reports the sixth consecutive week of rising COVID-19 infections

The Minister of Health, Jeyson Auza, reported this Monday the sixth consecutive week in the rise of positive cases of COVID-19 and stressed that “in full escalation” not one death was recorded in the last seven days. “Bolivia is in the fifth wave of the pandemic, with six consecutive weeks of growth. They are sustained…

The Health Minister wishes to improve primary care in Belgium

The Health Minister wishes to improve primary care in Belgium

Belgium’s healthcare system is in disarray, exacerbated by the pandemic, with issues ranging from a doctor shortage to patient barriers. Federal Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke wishes to change that by restructuring the sector. In a proposal published on Saturday, Vandenbroucke writes that he got “many signals of concern” in recent months from general practitioners, local…

13 Nigeria states suspected to have 141 Monkeypox infections

13 Nigeria states suspected to have 141 Monkeypox infections

It is estimated that there may be 141 monkeypox cases in Nigeria which is a jump from the previous 110 cases according to the country’s Center for Disease Control (NCDC).  While investigating the spread of the virus, scientists paid more attention to the pathogen’s genetic sequence as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). …

Zwolle hospital in Netherland suspends cardiologists under fraud investigation

Zwolle hospital in Netherland suspends cardiologists under fraud investigation

Since justice officials are looking into fraud claims hanging around the neck of two cardiologists, they are now temporarily barred from entering Zwolle’s Isala hospital. The company of the cardiologists was probed last week by the Tax investigation service FIOD as reported by De Stentor. The hospital was visited by the Public Prosecution Service (OM)…

Close to 1.3 MN children fully vaccinated in Malaysia
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Close to 1.3 MN children fully vaccinated in Malaysia

As per the CovidNOW website, 12,99,348 (36.6%) in total children between the age of five and 11 have received complete immunization under the National Covid-19 Immunization Program-for-Children (PICKids). As of June 20, 2022, an overall number of 17,37,987 (49 %) children from the prescribed age group have been administered at least one vaccination dose. In…

A new variant of omicron virus is slated for arrival in Mexico

A new variant of omicron virus is slated for arrival in Mexico

Alejandro Macias, an infectious disease specialist & former national commissioner for influenza, warned the public to be on the lookout for the omicron subvariants BA.4 & BA.5, forms of SARS-CoV-2 that trigger COVID-19. Even though no cases have been reported in Mexico, the BA.4 & BA.5 sub variants have been growing substantially in the United…

Tree Top Hospital offers health screenings for Hajj and Umra

Tree Top Hospital offers health screenings for Hajj and Umra

Tree Top Hospital has introduced a Hajj & Umra health screening program. The new package includes a preliminary plus post-medical check-up inclusive of all medical needs for pilgrims’ before and after Hajj and Umra. They said it’s important to contact a doctor before travelling to assess health and ability to execute ceremonies. They also stated…

Monkeypox strikes Lebanon

Monkeypox strikes Lebanon

A recent returnee from abroad has been diagnosed with monkeypox, according to the Lebanon’s Health Ministry. According to the government, authorities are monitoring the person’s contacts. The first monkeypox case was reported in Israel and the United Arab Emirates in May, while hundreds and thousands of tourists are expected to flock to Lebanon this summer. Most…

Japan manages to secure 43.6 million yen that it had mistakenly paid to a citizen from COVID funds

Japan manages to secure 43.6 million yen that it had mistakenly paid to a citizen from COVID funds

In Yamaguchi, a town located in West Japan, the local government erringly paid 46.3 million yen (approximately $343,800) to a household as a part of Corona subsidies. After realizing the mistake, the government has recovered the payment in totality after it secured the outstanding 3.4 million yen ($25,000). The Municipal government in the town had…

A new way to cure Covid-19 devised in Iran

A new way to cure Covid-19 devised in Iran

Outpatients suffering with Covid-19 getting suplimented with curcumin-piperine could significantly enhance their levels strength and reduce weakness, according to a recent study published in Trials by BMC. On the other hand, the biochemical and clinical parameters were unaffected by this treatment. Pandemic of Covid-19 has grown to be a huge global issue, putting enormous strain…

Nusantara vaccines fight Omicron variants without booster dose

Nusantara vaccines fight Omicron variants without booster dose

Former Indonesian Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto stated that the Nusantara vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, which produces COVID-19, did not require a third dose. “What is clear from the one-year review is that the Nusantara vaccine’s ability to defend against COVID-19 in clinical trials one and two is still high,” Terawan said during a Public Hearing…

More than 14 million vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered in Honduras

More than 14 million vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered in Honduras

As per figures released by Honduras’ Health Ministry, the country has administered more than 14 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since the vaccination of its people began in February of 2021. Thus, according to the data from the Ministry of Health’s Expanded Program of Vaccinations, health workers have administered around 14,257,479 doses, with 6,213,060…

4 million people vaccinated among the Mayan, Garífuna, and Xinca ethnic groups

4 million people vaccinated among the Mayan, Garífuna, and Xinca ethnic groups

According to the Ministry of Health, through the Unit of Indigenous Peoples and Interculturality in Health, have vaccinated more than four million people of the Mayan, Garífuna, and Xinca ethnic groups against COVID-19, with Mayan ethnic self-identification from different departments of the country. She was also emphatic in saying that they have carried out actions…

Malaysia and India to mutually recognize Covid vaccination certificates 

Malaysia and India to mutually recognize Covid vaccination certificates 

Malaysian Foreign Minister, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah and his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar were recently present at the exchange of documents between Malaysia’s High Commissioner to India Datuk Hidayat Abdul Hamid and Saurabh Kumar, Secretary East in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to mutually recognize the Covid-19 vaccination certificates. The agreement was exchanged…

Italy’s Health Ministry reports 71 Monkeypox cases 

Italy’s Health Ministry reports 71 Monkeypox cases 

Giovanni Rezza, Italy’s health ministry director-general reported on Friday that the nation’s monkeypox count has jumped to 71. The country’s ministry of health earlier reported 29 infections on the 9th June briefing.  Monkeypox has now spread to over thirty nations where it is not previously known to occur. The number of people infected with the…

Denmark’s Bavarian Nordic set to compete with Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster

Denmark’s Bavarian Nordic set to compete with Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster

The impending Phase III test for ABNCoV2 designed by Bavarian Nordic, a biotech firm based in Denmark, was revised to contest with the mRNA vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech. The firm is entering the competition rife COVID-19 market, where it will compete with some of the notable industry leaders. The Phase III study is set to…

Estonia removed all Covid-19 restrictions 

Estonia removed all Covid-19 restrictions 

It is now possible for visitors from any nation to enter Estonia without encountering any border restrictions because the Estonian government has removed all Covid-19 border restrictions. The Estonian government issued a statement on June 16 announcing that the new rule would be implemented with immediate effect.  Foreign nationals who are not residents of the…

The first Dominican Republic digital health study in progress

The first Dominican Republic digital health study in progress

This report about the state of digital health in the Dominican Republic is to be released within the framework of the 2nd Latin American Congress on Digital Health. The event will be held on September 7th by Arium Salud Digital and AF Strategic Communication. Analyzing the current state of digital transformation in the healthcare sector…