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 […]

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.