Did We Win over COVID-19?

We cannot claim that we have won over COVID-19, and the situation is still evolving. However, there have been significant advances in the fight against COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, we will just point out the most important advancements in fighting COVID. It is essential to continue to follow public health guidelines and […]

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the Regional CommitteeMr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the committee highlighted: Fighting Substandard and Falsified Medicines in AfricaExcerpts from his speech:

#The magnitude of this problem, and its damage to both lives and to economies, is immense. #WHO estimates that more than one in ten medicines in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, estimate that substandard or falsified antibiotics to treat pneumonia in children under five-years-old result in anywhere from 72,000 to 169,00 […]

The New Normal in Doctor Consultation and WFH

COVID-19 is not the only topic we and our health plans should be focusing on today. If there is one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic taught us, it is that we are not alone. Specifically, a disease that pops up on one side of the globe could soon weaken the whole global economy. Behaviors that changed in […]

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the COVID-19 media briefing– 27 July 2022

In this briefing WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tells us about Monkeypox, its statistics, measures to be taken to control the spread etc. Mr Tedros also point out the circulation of miss information and disinformation about monkeypox and urges tech companies to curb these issues. Describing how Small pox vaccines could be a temporary […]

Monkeypox Outbreak 2022

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Monkeypox is a disease caused by a virus, the monkeypox virus is a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae. There are 12 species in this genus. This genus is associated with smallpox, cowpox, horsepox, camelpox, and monkeypox. The symptoms of Monkeypox are more or less similar to smallpox, but it’s rarely fatal […]

Donning and Doffing

Personal protective equipment is a shield that protects both healthcare workers and patients and should be applied and removed in the correct sequence to avoid cross-contamination. Donning involves putting on the required apparel before patient contact and must be performed in the following order; hand hygiene, gown, mask, eye or face protection, and gloves. Doffing […]

Genome Sequencing

Do we still need to continue genome sequencing?? “DNA is the fundamental biological unit of data storage. It comprises long sequences of base pairs (bps), each of which represents one of four values (A, T, C, or G), similar to the way binary digit (bit) data storage is used in computing. Different combinations of these […]

Interim statement on the composition of current COVID-19 vaccines

Key messages: The primary goals of COVID-19 vaccination using currently licensed vaccines continue to be to reduce hospitalization, severe disease and death, and to protect health systems. The use of currently licensed vaccines based on the index virus (i.e. the virus that was identified from the first cases of COVID-19 in December 2019) confers high levels […]

WHO highlights urgent need to transform mental health and mental health care

The World Health Organization today released its largest review of world mental health since the turn of the century. The detailed work provides a blueprint for governments, academics, health professionals, civil society and others with an ambition to support the world in transforming mental health. In 2019, nearly a billion people – including 14% of the world’s […]

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What areas are included in the critical zone?

AAMI standards require a surgical gown to pass ASTM International F1671 in the critical zones in order to be labeled an AAMI level 4 surgical gown. What areas are included in the critical zone? There are typically four different areas that must pass within the critical zones, including two in the front chest and two on the sleeves. If a product passes ASTM InternationalF1671 in all applicable areas, then it qualifies as an AAMI level 4 surgical gown.