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Sick Parents and Caregivers

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 07:00
If a child's parent or caregiver is sick with COVID-19, follow the steps below to help protect the child from infection.
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Caring for Someone Sick at Home

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 07:00
Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will have only mild illness and should recover at home. Care at home can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help protect people who are at risk for getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
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Operating schools during COVID-19: CDC's Considerations

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 07:00
CDC offers considerations for ways in which schools can help protect students, teachers, administrators, and staff and slow the spread of COVID-19.
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When to Quarantine

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 07:00
Quarantine If You Might Be Sick
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Safely Distributing School Meals During COVID-19

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 07:00
Learn school meal distribution models that follow core mitigation strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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Guidance for Wearing Masks

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 07:00
CDC's considerations for wearing masks.
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Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 07:00
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, and these vaccines will undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible. Adverse events described on this page have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
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ILO joins the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All

WHO news - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 10:56

The 12 signatory agencies to the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All (SDG3 GAP) warmly welcome the International Labour Organization (ILO) as a new member of the partnership between health, development and humanitarian agencies working to better support countries to accelerate progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, stronger collaboration is essential for the multilateral system to effectively support countries in getting back on track to achieve the SDGs.

“The ILO's expertise and networks are enormous assets that will help the world recover and build back better from COVID-19,”said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “In this International Year of Health and Care Workers, as health systems struggle to cope with increasing COVID-19 cases, it's vital that health and care workers are vaccinated first in all countries so they can continue to work to keep others safe. We're delighted that ILO is joining the Global Action Plan, and we look forward to working together to protect those who protect all of us."

The ILO has staff based in regional and country offices in 135 countries and ongoing collaborations with WHO and other signatories of the Global Action Plan. Key areas of cooperation include health financing and social protection, occupational health and safety, the working conditions of the health workforce and gender equality.

On joining the partnership, Mr Ryder, Director-General of the ILO said: “The COVID-19 crisis has clearly demonstrated the interaction between health, social factors and decent work. It has highlighted the critical need for investments in all three areas. This will foster recovery and will lead to a more sustainable, equitable development path. Equally, investments in the health of workers and the health and care workforce are vital to make progress towards universal health coverage. If we are to achieve SDG3, increased cooperation is needed. By joining this partnership the ILO reaffirms its commitment to support countries during this pandemic and beyond, through a multilateral and coherent approach.”

Although every agency has a specific mandate, by leveraging their respective mandates and resources and by working together, they are each better able to jointly support countries to fast-track progress towards the health-related SDG targets through:

  • Further strengthening country ownership, engagement and impact on health-related SDGs.
  • Accelerating country progress by ensuring that the SDG3 Global Action Plan responds comprehensively in the COVID-19 era by supporting country-level work across the seven programmatic areas of focus (accelerators), with a commitment to gender, equity and human-rights-based approaches.
  • Further aligning operational and financial strategies, policies and approaches where possible.
  • Accounting for progress under the Global Action Plan and learning together to enhance a shared commitment to accountability for collaboration.

For more information, please visit SDG3 GAP website.

SDG3 GAP agencies 

GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance  

Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF)

International Labour Organization (ILO)

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund) 

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS(UNAIDS)

Unitaid

United Nations Development Fund (UNDP)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

World Bank Group

World Food Programme (WFP)

World Health Organization (WHO) 

 

In the COVID-19 vaccine race, we either win together or lose together

WHO news - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 10:21

Of the 128 million vaccine doses administered so far, more than three quarters of those vaccinations are in just 10 countries that account for 60% of global GDP.

As of today, almost 130 countries, with 2.5 billion people, are yet to administer a single dose.

This self-defeating strategy will cost lives and livelihoods, give the virus further opportunity to mutate and evade vaccines and will undermine a global economic recovery.

Today, UNICEF and WHO – partners for more than 70 years – call on leaders to look beyond their borders and employ a vaccine strategy that can actually end the pandemic and limit variants.

Health workers have been on the frontlines of the pandemic in lower- and middle-income settings and should be protected first so they can protect us.

COVAX participating countries are preparing to receive and use vaccines. Health workers have been trained, cold chain systems primed. What’s missing is the equitable supply of vaccines. 

To ensure that vaccine rollouts begin in all countries in the first 100 days of 2021, it is imperative that:  

  • Governments that have vaccinated their own health workers and populations at highest risk of severe disease share vaccines through COVAX so other countries can do the same.
  • The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, and its vaccines pillar COVAX, is fully funded so that financing and technical support is available to lower- and middle-income countries for deploying and administering vaccines. If fully funded, the ACT Accelerator could return up to US$ 166 for every dollar invested.
  • Vaccine manufacturers allocate the limited vaccine supply equitably; share safety, efficacy and manufacturing data as a priority with WHO for regulatory and policy review; step up and maximize production; and transfer technology to other manufacturers who can help scale the global supply.

We need global leadership to scale up vaccine production and achieve vaccine equity.

COVID-19 has shown that our fates are inextricably linked. Whether we win or lose, we will do so together.”

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Note to Editors

Dr. Tedros will be addressing the UNICEF Executive Board today at 10:00 am EST. Watch it live on http://webtv.un.org/

Operational Considerations for Immunization Services during COVID-19 in Non-US Settings Focusing on Low-Middle Income Countries

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 07:00
Learn COVID-19 operational considerations to implement immunization services in non-US countries with low or middle incomes.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

Key Resources

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 07:00
Key Resources for health departments on how to get and keep America open.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

Wear Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 07:00
Effective immediately, CDC is strongly recommending that masks are worn by all passengers on and operators of public transportation conveyances to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
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Key Resources

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 07:00
Key Resources for health departments on how to get and keep America open.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

Types of Masks

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 07:00
Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others. Find out how to wear, clean, and make masks.
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Improve the Fit and Filtration of Your Mask to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 07:00
Learn what to consider regarding the fit and diltration of your mask.
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Safety of COVID-19 Vaccine

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 07:00
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines have gone through the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. CDC recommends you get vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as you are eligible.
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Improve How Your Mask Protects You

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 07:00
Learn more about how to make sure your mask works effectively.
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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Disease outbreak news - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 02:00
On 7 February 2021, the Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) after the laboratory confirmation of one case in Butembo, North Kivu Province. The case was a 42-year-old female living in Masoya Health Area, Biena Health Zone. She was a spouse of an EVD survivor, who has been followed up and whose biological samples have tested negative since 28 September 2020.

On 25 January 2021, the case presented with nasal bleeding. From 25 January to 1 February, she reportedly received outpatient care in Ngubi health center. From 1 to 3 February, she was admitted to Masoya health center with signs of physical weakness, dizziness, joint pain, epigastric pain, liquid stools, headache and difficulty breathing. On 3 February, a blood sample was collected for EVD testing due to her epidemiological link with an EVD survivor. On the same day, she was referred to Matanda Hospital, in Katwa Health Zone, Butembo territory following the deterioration of her condition. She was admitted to the intensive care unit the same day and died on 4 February. On 5 February, the body was buried in Musienene Health Zone, not under safe burial practices.

ECDC Response to European Ombudsman inquiry

ECDC - News - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 14:00
ECDC welcomes the release of the European Ombudsman report, which highlights a number of important proposals for how the ECDC’s role in Europe’s defence against infectious diseases can be strengthened.
Categories: C.D.C. (Europe)

Mask Up America

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 07:00
Continue to "Mask Up" to Help Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus. Austin Powers, Casablanca, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and others are reimagined with characters wearing face masks.
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