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WHO: access to HIV medicines severely impacted by COVID-19 as AIDS response stalls

WHO: Access to HIV Medicines Severely Impacted by COVID-19 as AIDS Response Stalls

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WHO: access to HIV medicines severely impacted by COVID-19 as AIDS response stalls Countries seek innovative ways to mitigate the impact of disruptions and keep services going The survey follows a modelling exercise convened by WHO and UNAIDS in May which forecasted that a six-month disruption in access to ARVs could lead to a doubling in AIDS-related […]

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WHO Discontinues Hydroxychloroquine and Lopinavir/Ritonavir Treatment Arms for COVID-19

WHO Banned the use of Hydroxychloroquine and Lopinavir/Ritonavir for Treatment COVID-19

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WHO Discontinues Hydroxychloroquine and Lopinavir/Ritonavir Treatment Arms for COVID-19 WHO 4 July 2020 accepted the recommendation from the Solidarity Trial’s International Steering Committee to discontinue the trial’s hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms. The Solidarity Trial was established by WHO to find an effective COVID-19 treatment for hospitalized patients. The International Steering Committee formulated the recommendation in light […]

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WHO welcomes preliminary results about dexamethasone use in treating critically ill COVID-19 patients

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WHO welcomes preliminary results about dexamethasone use in treating critically ill COVID-19 patients The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the initial clinical trial results from the United Kingdom (UK) that show dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, can be lifesaving for patients who are critically ill with COVID-19. For patients on ventilators, the treatment was shown to reduce […]

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Record number of countries contribute data revealing disturbing rates of antimicrobial resistance- WHO

Record Number of Countries Contribute Data Revealing Disturbing Rates of Antimicrobial Resistance- WHO

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Record number of countries contribute data revealing disturbing rates of antimicrobial resistance- WHO Geneva—A record number of countries are now monitoring and reporting on antibiotic resistance – marking a major step forward in the global fight against drug resistance. But the data they provide reveals that a worrying number of bacterial infections are increasingly resistant […]

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Local Production of WHO-recommended Handrub Formulations

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This Guide to Local Production of WHO-recommended Handrub Formulations is separated into two discrete but interrelated sections: Part A provides a practical guide for use at the pharmacy bench during the actual preparation of the formulation. Users may want to display the material on the wall of the production unit. Part B summarizes some essential […]

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Lack of new antibiotics threatens global efforts to contain drug-resistant infections

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Lack of new antibiotics threatens global efforts to contain drug-resistant infections Declining private investment and lack of innovation in the development of new antibiotics are undermining efforts to combat drug-resistant infections, says the World Health Organization (WHO). Two new reports reveal a weak pipeline for antibiotic agents. The 60 products in development (50 antibiotics and […]

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Vaccine Storage in Nepal

81 % of private health facilities are not using WHO-recommended refrigerators to store vaccines

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Around 81 percent of the private health facilities providing immunisation services are not using the World Health Organization recommended refrigerators to store vaccines, a report published by the Ministry of Health and Population shows. The study, “Assessment of Immunisation Services in the Private Sector in Kathmandu Valley”, carried out by a consortium of Atlanta’s Center […]

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