COVID-19 Could Expose Girls & Young Women To Sexual Violence & Exploitation Warns Plan International Zim

PLAN International Zimbabwe has warned of an upsurge in sexual violence and deprivation of economic and social opportunities for girls and young women at the back of the prevailing COVID-19 which has already disrupted livelihoods. By Michael Gwarisa In Zimbabwe, the COVID 19 pandemic has emerged at a time when the national public health system, economic environment is extremely fragile, and the country is still recovering from the effects of Cyclone Idai disaster which hit the country in 2019. In an interview with HealthTimes, Plan International Zimbabwe Sexual Reproductive Health…

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COVID-19 and clinical distancing

THE International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) has today described the development of two novel devices, a negative pressure procedural tent and a portable helmet device, as having the potential to protect healthcare workers and transform the care of COVID-19 patients across the globe. The devices were developed by a team of engineering and medical staff at the University of Michigan. Both devices create a negative pressure environment for the wearer, which is essential for severely ill COVID-19 patients as a negative pressure environment prevents the infected…

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Coronavirus Isn’t Going Anywhere Soon-WHO Wars

GLOBAL public health officials are warning that the coronavirus circulating around the world right now will take years to completely contain and that the virus might never totally go away. “I would say in a four- to five-year time frame, we could be looking at controlling this,” Soumya Swaminathan, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief scientist, told a Financial Times conference on Wednesday. Swaminathan warned that the current pandemic could “potentially get worse” before it gets better. At a press conference later on Wednesday, another senior WHO official said the…

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