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Quality (34) Information privacy and quality of care (2) Knowledge management and the coronavirus pandemic
Hi Sebastian,
17 June, 2021
Coronavirus (1292) World passes 2020 death count 6 months into 2021
EHS-COVID (407) COVID-19 and mental health services (11) Dear All, It is necessary to keep awareness and alertness alive and active as it appears that parts of the world are gradually coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, because other parts in Asia (India), Latin America (Brazil), Africa (Uganda) are experiencing worsening of the illness and deaths. The World street journal published facts that emphasizes that there is no room for complacency even by those who have been vaccinated: 
16 June, 2021
Coronavirus (1293) The COVID-19 Resource Center
Dear HIFA colleagues: I would like to share with you The COVID-19 Resource Center that I have created and still updating daily. It can be accessed at the following link: https://aub.edu.lb.libguides.com/COVID19
16 June, 2021
Coronavirus (1291) WHO Webinar: The role & impact of faith actors in overcoming barriers to COVID-19 vaccination
From WHO... Would anyone like to participate and share your observations with HIFA afterwards? neil@hifa.org --WEBINAR 2 Part 2COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Webinar Series Co-convened by the World Health Organization, UNICEF and Religions for Peace The role & impact of faith actors in overcoming barriers to COVID-19 vaccination Thursday 17 June 20211400-1515 Geneva; 0800-0915 Washington DC; 1730-1845 Delhi, India
15 June, 2021
Coronavirus (1290) WHO webinar: How to care for a COVID-19 patient at home
From WHO... --Wednesday 16 June, 20211400-1500 CEST (Geneva), 1730 Delhi, 0800 Washington DC Join WHO experts from the COVID-19 Clinical Management and Infection, Prevention and Control teams, on this webinar as they present WHO guidance on how to care for a COVID-19 patient at home. Speakers:Dr Marta Lado, Case Management Expert, World Health OrganizationAlice Simniceanu, Infection Prevention and Control Specialist, World Health Organization
14 June, 2021
Coronavirus (1297) COVAX: G7 announces pledges of 870 million COVID-19 VACCINE doses
[Read statement from WHO and partners in full:https://worldhealthorganization.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/d/3263EFF03FA7CC... ] --G7 announces pledges of 870 million COVID-19 VACCINE doses, of which at least half to be delivered by the end of 2021
14 June, 2021
Coronavirus (1296) Going beyond access to health information: a pandemic call to action (2)
Dear Colleagues I am pleased to send a new editorial by Pranab and me in BMJ Global Health entitled "Going beyond access to health information: a pandemic call to action".
13 June, 2021
Coronavirus (1295) Going beyond access to health information: a pandemic call to action
Dear HIFA members,
11 June, 2021
Coronavirus (1294) The link between COVID-19 and VItamin D (VIVID): A systematic review and meta-analysis
Dear All: I am glad to share with you our latest publication which I have coauthored: A Systematic review and meta-analysis about a topic that we are asked a lot about during this pandemic: Vitamin D and COVID-19. Here is the link to "The link between COVID-19 and VItamin D (VIVID): A systematic review and meta-analysis": https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0026049521000536
8 June, 2021
Coronavirus (1293) David Werner, HealthWrights and vaccine hesitancy in the most remote mountain villages
Our thanks to HIFA member David Werner, originator of the iconic publication Where There is No Doctor, who continues to work indefatigably in the Sierra Madre, Mexico for health rights. His organisation, HealthWrights, has just issued its Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #86 | May 2021. Introduction below. Read in full: http://healthwrights.org/newsletters/86/
5 June, 2021
Coronavirus (1292) WHO global conference on communicating science during health emergencies, 7 June (2)
Dear HIFA colleagues,
5 June, 2021
Coronavirus (1291) WHO global conference on communicating science during health emergencies, 7 June
Monday 7 June 20211300-1600 Geneva; 0700-1000 New York; 1630-1930 Delhi, India Join the public opening plenary on 7 June 2021 and engage with experts who will give 5 inspiring talks illustrating the challenges of communicating science during the pandemic and how to make science accessible to all. Let's trust science, not rumors!
2 June, 2021
Coronavirus (1290) COVID-19-related misinformation on social media: a systematic review
The authors of this study say: 'The most effective strategies for tackling COVID-19-related misinformation are currently not known.' This is an indictment of the international community's level of progress on addressing misinformation as compared with, say, progress on vaccination. How can we do better?
1 June, 2021
Coronavirus (1288) The Disinformation Dozen
The Center for Countering Digital Hate ( https://www.counterhate.com/ ) has published a report noting that "Analysis of a sample of anti-vaccine content that was shared or posted on Facebook and Twitter a total of 812,000 times between 1 February and 16 March 2021 shows that 65 percent of anti-vaccine content is attributable to the Disinformation Dozen" - that is, 12 individuals who are named in the report.
1 June, 2021
Coronavirus (1289) Indian doctors warn against cow dung as COVID cure (4) Health education
Sad to read Shabina's posting, because what she describes happens across most LMICs. Politicians, policy makers and civil servants who implement including health workers, seem to be engaged in 'conspiracy of silence' even as morbidity and mortality continues to escalate year after year.
1 June, 2021
Coronavirus (1286) Indian doctors warn against cow dung as COVID cure (3) COVID-19 and rural health in India
This is significant since India is the second most populous nation that has been in a catastrophic pandemic situation. More research and discussion is needed about impact of COVID -19 pandemic in rural India. Majority of the Indian population lives in rural areas where access to health care is negligible. Unscientific methods of prevention and treatment are widely promoted by unscrupulous elements, some of whom have political backing. What is the role of the international health and scientific community in such a scenario, if any? Sincerely,
31 May, 2021
Coronavirus (1287) BMJ: Who fact checks health and science on Facebook?
Covid-19: Who fact checks health and science on Facebook? BMJ 2021; 373 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1170 (Published 25 May 2021)Cite this as: BMJ Overwhelming pressure from governments and the public has compelled social media platforms to take unprecedented action on what users share online in the pandemic. But who fact checks the fact checkers?...
31 May, 2021
Coronavirus (1285) Germs Journey Newsdesk - Tackling Misinformation With BBC Media Action
Dear Neil & HIFA colleagues, Some of you may find the following "webinar" on youtube of interest. There is some interesting insight into health needs and health behaviours in relation to handwashing, for example. Germs Journey Newsdesk - Tackling Misinformation With BBC Media Actionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdBa4REWlaw You can find out more about Germ's Journey from their website here: https://www.germsjourney.com/
28 May, 2021
Coronavirus (1284) Report of The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Responses established by the World Health Organization
Seized by the gravity of the crisis, in May 2020 the World Health Assembly requested the Director-General of WHO to initiate an impartial, independent, and comprehensive review of the international health response to COVID-19 and of experiences gained and lessons learned from that, and to make recommendations to improve capacities for the future. The Director-General asked H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Rt Hon. Helen Clark to convene an independent panel for this purpose and to report to the World Health Assembly in May 2021…
27 May, 2021
Coronavirus (1283) Associations between changes in population mobility in response to COVID-19 and socioeconomic factors
An interesting study on the association between changes in population mobility and socioeconomic factors during COVID–19Full text link: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landig/article/PIIS2589-7500(21)00059-5/fulltext#seccestitle140
26 May, 2021

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