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COVID-19 Emergency Committee highlights need for response efforts over long term

The Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth meeting on 31 July. In its statement following the meeting, published today, it expressed “appreciation for WHO and partners’ COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, and highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of […]

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Argentina: There is no economy without health

Source:www.who.int/news-room Latin America is now the center of the COVID-19 pandemic, with no peak in sight.  “You can recover from a drop in the GDP, but you can’t recover from death.” With that grim but straightforward logic, Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández instituted a tough lockdown early in the pandemic to […]

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Medical expert calls for adoption of hydroxychloroquine to manage coronavirus in Ghana

Source: www.ghanaweb.com President of Family Health University College, Dr Enyonam Yao Kwawukume, has written an article espousing the potential benefits for the adoption of hydroxychloroquine to manage COVID-19 in Ghana. In the largely technical write up, published below, Dr Kwawukume stated that if hydroxychloroquine is administered early, it gets to the […]