May 16, 2022

PAHO establishes high-level commission on mental health and COVID-19  

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Washington, DC, 6 May, 2022 (PAHO) – Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), today launched the High-level Commission on Mental Health and COVID-19. The commission will prepare guidelines and recommendations to reduce the impact on mental health caused by the pandemic, and the related suffering in the population of the Region.  […]

More must be done to protect nursing workforce as COVID cases rise in the Americas, says PAHO Director

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Nurses play a central role in vaccination programs and in caring for those that fall ill. Countries must double investments and improve policies to support “backbone” of health care systems Washington D.C., 4 May (PAHO) – As COVID cases and hospitalizations once again rise in the Americas – by 12.7% since last week – the Pan […]

WHO Director−General’s opening remarks at Virtual press conference on COVID−19, Ukraine and other global health issues – 13 April 2022

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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. On COVID-19, there’s good news. Last week, the lowest number of COVID-19 deaths was recorded since the early days of the pandemic. However, some countries are still witnessing serious spikes in cases, which is putting pressure on hospitals. And our ability to monitor trends is compromised as testing […]

Do you believe EVERYONE’s health matters?

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We hope for good health for you and your loved ones. Because if there’s anything the last two years have taught us it’s the importance of our health.   The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us it’s a privilege to have the means and opportunities to look after our health: to be to take precautionary measures, to test ourselves, to isolate […]

Why the U.S. culture of colonial extraction is making people sick and destroying the planet

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Rupa Marya, a physician and musician, studies how social structures impact health. She says colonial capitalism fractures the critical relationships that keep us healthy. By April M. Short / Independent Media Institute A widespread culture of isolation and disconnection from our bodies, each other and the planet is negatively impacting the mental and physical health of people in America and […]

WHO Director−General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on Ukraine, COVID−19 and other global health issues – 2 March 2022

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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. WHO is deeply concerned about the unfolding humanitarian emergency in Ukraine. WHO is on the ground, working with our partners to respond, to assess the impact of the conflict on the health of Ukraine’s people and its health system, and to deliver essential medical supplies from our hub […]

Want healthy kidneys with a healthy lifestyle? Here are some top tips!

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Kidneys are one of the body’s major organs that play a vital role in the healthy functioning of the body system. However, kidneys are also prone to several diseases due to numerous factors, including poor eating habits, physical activity, or family history. It takes care of electrolyte balance, blood pressure, pH, and removing harmful elements […]

Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner: Toxic chemicals in food packaging weaken our immune system response to COVID-19—When will Congress ban them?

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A new federal bill would advance public and environmental health by banning toxic chemicals from food packaging. By Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner / Independent Media Institute While so many Americans have taken all necessary precautions to keep themselves and those around them safe from COVID-19 and prevent severe illness if they do get sick with the […]

Greater investment in care could create almost 300 million jobs

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GENEVA (ILO News) – Persistent and significant gaps in care services and policies have left hundreds of millions of workers with family responsibilities without adequate protection and support, yet meeting these needs could create almost 300 million jobs by 2035, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report. The report, Care at work: Investing in […]

Cayman: Women’s Health Conference to focus on women’s reproductive health

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The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority’s 10th annual Women’s Health Conference will be held on 11 March, 2022, at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. Each year, the conference coincides with International Women’s Day, a day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women worldwide. The format involves a faculty of experts and healthcare […]