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Coronavirus (340) Invitation to WHO ad hoc consultation on infodemic management, 7-8 April 2020 (3)
Thank you so much Neil for sharing the invitation [http://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/coronavirus-331-invitation-who-ad-hoc-co.... The need for a social dialogue around the concept of infodemic is necessary at a point where especially in low resource settings like Pakistan, illiteracy is rampant and sharing of memes, fake news, totkas (home remedies), spiritual and religious prayers are being shared extensively through the “WhatsApp university”.
4 April, 2020
Coronavirus (341) LGH: COVID-19 pandemic in west Africa
I am glad to see the results of this research which do not support the notion that west African countries are not threatened by this virus. I think the whole world should feel the heat and do something about it. Strengthening health systems, awareness, information, early testing, distancing among other things are the way to protect and prevent. Best regards.
4 April, 2020
Coronavirus (342) BBC: India coronavirus doctors 'spat at and attacked'
In the past 5 years we have seen increasing attacks (and murders) on polio vaccination teams and Ebola workers. Sadly we are now seeing attacks on coronavirus workers... The human cost of misinformation knows no limits. We stand in solidarity with all those who work on the front line of health care. Extracts below. Read in full here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-52151141
4 April, 2020
Coronavirus (343) Community Radio Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh
Dear Madam/Sir, Greetings from Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC)! We have the pleasure to share you regarding Community Radio Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh has published by Forbes magazine by Christine Ro. We are sending herewith the link for your happy reading. https://www.forbes.com/sites/christinero/2020/04/03/washing-hands-with-a...
4 April, 2020
Coronavirus (339) Palliative care in the time of COVID-19
Dear Colleagues
3 April, 2020
Coronavirus (329) BBC: Brazil's favela residents organise to stop the spread
Extracts and a comment from me below. Full text: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-52137165 --'... Gilson Rodrigues is standing on a football pitch in the middle of the favela, loudspeaker in hand. The president of Paraisópolis residents' association, he's training people to become so-called "street presidents" - volunteers who'll ensure households understand hygiene measures and the need to stay indoors.
3 April, 2020
Coronavirus (330) Clinical management of COVID-19 in low-resource settings
Dear all, The African Federation for Emergency Medicine has some good resources for clinical case management of COVID-19 infections in low-resource settingshttps://afem.africa/resources/ I am looking for other sources - is anyone aware of a repository or other resources? Thank you,yoursTim Dr Tim BakerLife Support Foundationwww.lifesupportfoundation.org
3 April, 2020
Coronavirus (331) Invitation to WHO ad hoc consultation on infodemic management, 7-8 April 2020 (2)
Dear Neil and all
3 April, 2020
Coronavirus (332) Health Education England launches package of online COVID-19 resources for free worldwide use
Dear HIFA, Health Education England launches package of online COVID-19 resources for free worldwide use A package of valuable online resources to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic is now available free of charge to health professionals worldwide. The dedicated coronavirus e-learning programme has been developed by Health Education England via eIntegrity, a partnership between HEE and the medical Royal Colleges. It is being made available globally following requests from around the world. Content includes:
3 April, 2020
Coronavirus (333) 'Stop COVID-19' Infographics (4) Xhosa language
Dear Miracle, Thank you for this initiative. Great work indeed. [www.tinyurl.com/stopcovid] I am sending you the Xhosa language, (one of South Africa's official languages) to incorporate into the design.
3 April, 2020
Coronavirus (334) Mass migration in India (5)
In India, complete lock down was imposed without considering what will be plight of these migrant labours and persons employed in unorganised sectors, will be residing, how they will earn and how they will feed themselves, and how they will return back to their villages etc. These had led to innumerable sufferings of these people, leading to their nonobservance of social distancing, increasing chances of spread of infection. This is really a man made catastrophe. Along with digital technology adoption, and organizational effectiveness, is also required political wisdom.
3 April, 2020
Coronavirus (335) Clinical management of COVID-19 in low-resource settings (2) Africa CDC Webinar for Clinical Care of COVID-19
Dear Tim and all, Africa CDC is doing a webinar on case management of Covid 19 on Tuesday 7th April. Registration is free. See link belowhttps://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JrxGGP7eSJGDfr3d1h9ZOw regardsLiz
3 April, 2020
Coronavirus (336)
Peace be on us all.Every paragraph in the numerous HIFA newsleter today revolves round corona virus (covid-19) pandemic.Let's play safe, sneeze /cough into disposable tissues or external elbows, wash our hands regularly with soap and water, use alcohol based hand sanitisers, stay at home as much as possible, and if we must be out, observe distancing.Well done HIFA team led by Neil!!!!!!!
3 April, 2020
Coronavirus (337) LGH: COVID-19 pandemic in west Africa
This comment in The Lancet Global Health concludes: 'Early comparisons between the number of confirmed cases in the worst affected European countries and the west African countries with confirmed COVID-19 cases do not support the hypothesis that the virus will spread more slowly in countries with warmer climates. In the case of west Africa, a rapid acceleration in the number of cases could quickly overwhelm already vulnerable health systems.
3 April, 2020
Coronavirus (338) World Intellectual Property Organization petition
This letter to WIPO DG Gurry was sent today from 140+ organizations and individuals representing educators and researchers. Gurry COVID Letter https://tinyurl.com/GurryCorona The letter is from organisations and individuals representing researchers, educators, students, and the institutions that support them.
3 April, 2020
Contra el coronavirus, más Atención Primaria que nunca (44)
Comparto el comentario de Sergio Minué titulado Contra el coronavirus, más Atención Primaria que nunca, publicado en:https://amf-semfyc.com/web/article_ver.php?id=2626En el que analiza los patrones de actuación ante la amenaza de a la que se enfrenta la humanidad: un fenómeno desconocido hasta la fecha, que genera un elevado grado de incertidumbre.
3 April, 2020
Coronavirus (326) COVID-19 Training Resources
The message below is forwarded from DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB
3 April, 2020
Coronavirus (327) At the front lines in Nigeria: Laboratory workers
https://nigeriahealthwatch.com/at-the-frontlines-of-nigerias-covid-19-re...
3 April, 2020
Coronavirus (328) Invitation to WHO ad hoc consultation on infodemic management (7-8 April 2020)
The message below is forwarded from CORE Group. I have registered and encourage other HIFA members to register also: https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ldu0GKGhTsq6m83FYZkyKg --WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CONSULTATION The EPI-WIN team at World Health Organization would like to invite you to the “WHO ad-hoc consultation on managing the COVID-19 infodemic”, taking place on Zoom 7–8 April 2020, 14–17h Geneva time on both days.
3 April, 2020
Coronavirus (313) Testimony from US Hospital ER MD
Dear HIFA, Below is a link to a report from an ER MD that describes his experiencesand lessons learned in the heat of battle while fighting to save the lives of Covid 19 patients at a hospital in New Orleans where he works. https://texags.com/forums/84/topics/3102444 I think the doctor's report is sufficiently documented to be of use for sharing with other doctors in similar predicaments. Kind regards, Daniel-- Daniel Stern+41 79 3426552+49 157 868 22122
2 April, 2020

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