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HIFA's global health professionals are discussing coronavirus (COVID-19) now. Below are the latest messages on our HIFA-English discussion forum. Find out more about HIFA here [www.hifa.org]. Join the discussion here: [www.hifa.org/joinhifa]

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Coronavirus (695) Invitation: Session on "Clinical Management of COVID-19"
Dear HIFA colleagues, We wish to invite you to a session on "Clinical Management of COVID-19" which will be held at 7:00 PM IST on Saturday, 6th June, 2020. This is a comprehensive 75 minute session with faculty from USA, UK, Australia and India to keep abreast of the latest developments in Clinical Management of COVID-19.
4 June, 2020
Coronavirus (694) Fair and equitable access to COVID-19 treatments and vaccines
Source: Nuffield Council on Bioethics Published online: 29 May 2020 Fair and equitable access to COVID-19 treatments and vaccines This rapid policy brief identifies key factors which affect fair and equitable access. In light of the truly global nature of the pandemic, it calls for international cooperation and collaboration across all different sectors working on COVID-19 to share the benefits of research, and for the development of policies for fair and equitable access to treatments and vaccines before these products are available.
3 June, 2020
Coronavirus (693) Videos for COVID education (2)
Dear Dr. Sandeep Saluja, you can find interesting websites and links to videos in COVID-19 Toolbox www.covid19box.org https://www.medbox.org/filter/5E6F64FECC1DB/toolbox/communication-trainingin the section Video & Apps
3 June, 2020
Coronavirus (691) The Lancet: Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission
These data also suggest that wearing face masks protects people (both health-care workers and the general public) against infection by these coronaviruses, and that eye protection could confer additional benefit. Citation and extracts below. The data 'suggest that wearing face masks protects people (both health-care workers and the general public) against infection by coronaviruses'. It will be interesting to see how these new data (which are still incomplete) are integrated into current WHO guidance and national policymaking.
2 June, 2020
Coronavirus (692) The Lancet: Endothelial cell infection and endotheliitis in COVID-19
Dear HIFA Colleagues "Many of the COVID-19 infection’s bizarre symptoms have one thing in common. An impairment in blood circulation. Add in the fact that 40% of deaths from Covid-19 are related to cardiovascular complications, and the disease starts to look like a vascular infection instead of a purely respiratory one". These statements are drawn from a recent post on the Elemental website which considers new research focusing on the impact of endothelial cell infection and endotheliitis on the virus:
2 June, 2020
Coronavirus (690) Invitation: Webinar Thurs. June 4 8:30-10am ET -- Nurse Leadership During COVID-19: Addressing Gender-Related Issues
Dear colleagues, I hope you all had a great weekend. This Thursday June 04, 2020 08:30am to 10:00am ET, I hope you will Join IntraHealth International, Nursing Now, the International Council of Nurses and Johnson & Johnson for a webinar exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the urgent need to address the gender and nurse leadership issues raised in Investing in the Power of Nurse Leadership: What Will It Take?
2 June, 2020
Coronavirus (689) Weekly update no.8 - Evidence Aid COVID-19 project
Dear Friends (with apologies for any cross-posting), Here is the eighth weekly update on our COVID-19 project. Today, we have launched our new website. This has been extensively re-designed to improve the search function and to be more accessible to mobile users. We would very much appreciate any feedback on the design and functionality, and on the accessibility and relevance of the content (feedback@evidenceaid.org). Please feel free to forward this update within your networks.
1 June, 2020
Coronavirus (688) WHO: International community rallies to support open research and science to fight COVID-19
Extracts below. Full text here: https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/29-05-2020-international-community-... --29 May 2020 Thirty countries and multiple international partners and institutions have signed up to support the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) an initiative aimed at making vaccines, tests, treatments and other health technologies to fight COVID-19 accessible to all.
1 June, 2020
COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE | Des nouveaux appuis del’OMS et ses partenaires (ECHO & Gavi)à la RDC pour contribuer à maîtriser la circulation du coronavirus.
Bonjour,Je cite: "A la date du 30 mai 2020, au moins 2 965 personnes ont ététestées positives au coronavirus, COVID-19 dont 69 décès (létalité :2,3%) depuis le tout premier cas enregistré le 10 mars par la RDC. Laville-province de Kinshasa reste la plus touchée avec 2 680 casconfirmés, suivies des provinces du Kongo Central (189 cas), NordKivu (43 cas), Sud Kivu (28 cas), Haut-Katanga (21 cas), Ituri (2 cas)et Kwilu ( 2 cas)."
1 June, 2020
Coronavirus (685) Videos for COVID education
I am a clinician and have been approached to help educate a large group of workers in factories on COVID. Even though a lot of information has already reached almost everybody, one still finds people faltering in following basic issues of social distancing and hygiene possibly because of lack of proper understanding despite the infodemic. Can someone guide me to some brief videos or animation movies which may be appropriate to teach the workers on how all one can get infected and the preventive measures at home and also workplace.
31 May, 2020
Coronavirus (687) The Lancet: COVID-19 in Africa: no room for complacency
Citation and selected extracts below. CITATION: COVID-19 in Africa: no room for complacencyThe Lancet Editorial| volume 395, issue 10238, p1669, may 30, 2020Published: May 30, 2020 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31237-X
31 May, 2020
Coronavirus (685) Learning and re-learning from Gram Vaani’s experiences during the Covid crisis (3)
Sadly there is no global coordinated response that would have brought health, the economy, government and private sector, development partners, non governmental organisations, traditional and religious leaders together to fight this common enemy, COVID-19. That is why from India to Brazil to USA, and more, for very different local but political reasons, the fight against COVID-19 is going not-to plan as hundreds of thousands die. The one global body that is trying to fight the health angle of the pandemic, the WHO, is being emasculated in the middle of the pandemic.
30 May, 2020
Communiqué | Des nouveaux appuis de l’OMS et ses partenaires (ECHO & Gavi) à la RDC pour contribuer à maîtriser la circulation du coronavirus.
Communiqué | Des nouveaux appuis de l’OMS et ses partenaires (ECHO & Gavi) à la RDC pour contribuer à maîtriser la circulation du coronavirus.Versions web : http://newsletters.cod.afro.who.int/drcflyer/1ni0uqy0d5m https://www.afro.who.int/fr/news/des-nouveaux-appuis-de-loms-et-ses-part...
30 May, 2020
COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE | Des nouveaux appuis de l’OMS et ses partenaires (ECHO & Gavi) à la RDC pour contribuer à maîtriser la circulation du coronavirus.
[http://newsletters.cod.afro.who.int/v2files/shard1/56945/39/ac8023a3eed3... RÉPUBLIQUE DÉMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO | 30 MAI 2020 | Mise à jour publiée le 30 MAI 2020, à 15:30.
30 May, 2020
Coronavirus (683) Learn how to fight #COVID19 misinformation
Read online: https://www.facebook.com/events/616970292360658/ Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 4 PM – 5:30 PM UTC+05:30 Do you want to learn about how to fight health misinformation during the current COVID-19 pandemic?
30 May, 2020
Coronavirus (684) Learning and re-learning from Gram Vaani’s experiences during the Covid crisis (2)
The news coming from India is deeply concerning. The sudden lockdown left millions stranded with no food and shelter. Internally displaced workers were seen walking hundreds of miles. Many lost their lives due to exhaustion, dehydration and starvation. After two months finally, Indian railways decided to run some trains for stranded workers. However, the latest reports indicate mismanagement with forty trains reaching wrong destinations. Reports of 80 deaths of tired migrants from those trains have come in.
30 May, 2020
Coronavirus (681) Learning and re-learning from Gram Vaani’s experiences during the Covid crisis
Dear HIFA friends, We hope this email finds you, your teams and families safe and well. Representing Gram Vaani, I joined this group a few weeks back and wanted to share an update about some of our ongoing work on a COVID-19 response. We hope you will find this useful more as a glimpse into non-health related aspects that arose in India as a result of the lockdown.
30 May, 2020
Coronavirus (680) Webinar: Family Planning in Humanitarian Settings in the context of Covid-19: A strategic Planning Guide. June 4th, 2020, 07:00 Washington, 18:00 Jakarta
Dear Colleagues and Partners, Please join us on June 4th, 2020, from 07:00 Washington / 13:00 Geneva / 18:00 Jakarta for Family Planning in Humanitarian Settings in the context of Covid-19: A Strategic Planning Guide Webinar, the latest installment in our High Impact Practices webinar series https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/content/high-impact-practices-fami...
30 May, 2020
Coronavirus (682) COVID 19 Digital Health and Information Systems for Health: Webinar Series
PAHO/WHO Equity, Health and Human Development - Lista Equidad More than ever, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are crucial to allow governments and institutions to fulfill their missions in providing services to the population, and individuals to access information and receive healthcare services.
30 May, 2020
Coronavirus (679) The Lancet: Community participation is crucial in a pandemic
Citation and selected extracts below. CITATION: Comment| The Lancet, volume 395, issue 10238, p1676-1678, may 30, 2020Community participation is crucial in a pandemicCicely Marston, Alicia Renedo, Sam MilesPublished: May 04, 2020DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31054-0 --Community participation is essential in the collective response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)...
29 May, 2020

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