May 9, 2021

WHO, Germany launch new global hub for pandemic and epidemic intelligence

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The WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence will be a global platform for pandemic and epidemic intelligence, creating shared and networked access to vital multi-sectoral data, driving innovations in data analytics and building the communities of practice needed to  predict, prevent, detect, prepare for and respond to worldwide health threats The WHO Hub will […]

World Malaria Day: WHO launches effort to stamp out malaria in 25 more countries by 2025

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Ahead of World Malaria Day, marked annually on 25 April, WHO congratulates the growing number of countries that are approaching, and achieving, zero cases of malaria. A new initiative launched today aims to halt transmission of the disease in 25 more countries by 2025.  Of the 87 countries with malaria, 46 reported fewer than 10 […]

WHO urges countries to build a fairer, healthier world post−COVID−19

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World Health Day 2021 GENEVA—COVID-19 has unfairly impacted some people more harshly than others, exacerbating existing inequities in health and welfare within and between countries.  For World Health Day, 7 April 2021, the World Health Organization is therefore issuing five calls for urgent action to improve health for all people. Within countries, illness and death from […]

WHO calls for further studies, data on origin of SARS−CoV−2 virus, reiterates that all hypotheses remain open

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The report of the international team on their Wuhan field visit, from 14 January -10 February 2021, was published today as WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for further studies. The report stems from a Member State resolution adopted by consensus at the World Health Assembly in May 2020 and calling on WHO “to […]

Kia EV6 redefines boundaries

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Kia EV6 redefines boundaries of electric mobility with inspiring design, exhilarating performance and innovative space EV6 is the symbol of Kia’s new brand and the first BEV built on new dedicated EV platform Choice of multiple zero-emissions powertrain configurations; over 510 kilometers from a single charge 800V ultra-fast charging from 10 to 80 percent in […]

PAHO media briefing on COVID-19 in the Americas Today Tue July 7 11am- 12n EST

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Tuesday July 7, from 11 am to 12 pm EST (Washington DC Time)Via ZOOM Webinar. Registration required. Questions can be submitted prior at [email protected] WHAT:         Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and WHO Regional Director for the Americas will hold an information session on the rapidly evolving situation of COVID-19 in the […]

How smart cities can defend against pandemics

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Can cutting edge technology and strategic urban planning stop the spread of a deadly virus, such as the coronavirus threat that our world is experiencing now? Smart city proponents think they can, by using data tracking, surveillance, and robot intelligence to make social distancing easier to accomplish and outbreaks more efficient to track.  A smart […]

WHO outlines steps to save 7 million lives from cancer

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4 February 2020 – GENEVA / WASHINGTON, DC—The World Health Organization (WHO) today spells out the need to step up cancer services in low and middle-income countries. WHO warns that, if current trends continue, the world will see a 60% increase in cancer cases over the next two decades. The greatest increase (an estimated 81%) […]

Cayman: National Trust Christmas Bus Lighting Tour

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WHAT: Join the National Trust for our ever-popular Christmas Lights Bus Tour! The tour includes visits to modern and traditional homes decked out in Christmas decor for the holiday season, singing of Christmas carols and a true Cayman Christmas experience. WHO: General Public WHEN: Friday, 20 December 5:30 PM – 8 PM WHERE: The National […]

New WHO-led study says majority of adolescents worldwide are not sufficiently physically active ….

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….putting their current and future health at risk From World Health Organization The first ever global trends for adolescent insufficient physical activity show that urgent action is needed to increase physical activity levels in girls and boys aged 11 to 17 years. The study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal and produced by researchers […]