The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday paid tribute to nurses and all health professionals, a day ahead of the International Nurses Day.
May 12 is International Nurses Day and for this year, the relevance of the Nursing profession which attracts even little children--ask anyone and “I want to be a nurse” is among the commonest response--has become more glaring because of the virulence of the SARS-CoV2-causing Coronavirus 2019 (COVID19).
There are a number of investigations under way in China "to better understand the source of the outbreak but WHO is not currently involved in the studies in China," say official.
Washington ratcheted up tensions over the pandemic by accusing China of trying to steal research into a vaccine, while US President Donald Trump upped the rhetoric, with a colourful phrase that could anger Beijing.
WHO is one of the main players in the IHC community and has already sent over 150 shipments from IHC facilities at Dubai Industrial City to 100 countries.
While the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc across much of the globe, political and business leaders are already starting to think about what the world might look like once the worst of the outbreak eases.
The World Health Organization says cases of measles are continuing to spike globally, with multiple large outbreaks being reported across Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
The soaring prevalence of diabetes in the world, with nearly three times more diabetics today than 35 years ago, is a matter of huge concern and it is disappointing that the marking of the World Diabetes Day on Thursday did not help create significant alertness about the challenge posed by the sweet killer.
The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres laments that a number of countries had ignored the recommendations of the WHO, says different countries have followed different, sometimes contradictory, strategies and we are all paying a heavy price,"