Thanks Neil for sharing Dr Bhaumick's blog on hydoxychoroquine in COVId guidelines. It again highlights the importance of updating national guidance regularly with new evidence- based information. So much damage has already happened with misinformation on COVID treatment (medical and herbal) and vaccines. HIFA and other such agencies have a key role to play in reaching out to the health workers in rural and remote areas and the communities with correct updated evidence-based information.
Meena Nathan Cherian MBBS, MD (Anaesthesia)
Hon.Prof.Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, WHO Collaborating Centre, Western University, Canada.
Senior Advisor, Global Action, International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG), Switzerland. www.siog.org
Director Global Health New Challenges:online courses, Geneva Foundation for Medical Education & Research (GFMER), Switzerland. www.gfmer.ch/surgery
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HIFA profile: Meena Cherian is Director, Emergency & Surgical Care program, Geneva Foundation of Medical Education and Research, Geneva, Switzerland. She is a member of the HIFA working group on Essential Health Services and COVID-19. https://www.hifa.org/support/members/meena
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