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COVID-19 Children's Eagle Book Coloring Storybook

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 08/25/2021 - 07:00
The COVID-19 Eagle Book is a free coloring book that teaches children to protect their communities from COVID-19.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

Tribal Communities

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 08/25/2021 - 07:00
Ongoing mitigation guidance, mitigation guidance, and prevention and support for tribal communities.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

Sample Social Media & Graphics

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 08/25/2021 - 07:00
Customizable social media messages and graphics for school districts and schools to share information about COVID-19 testing programs with student, parents, and staff.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

What You Should Know About COVID-19 Testing in Schools

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 08/25/2021 - 07:00
What you should know about COVID-19 testing in schools.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

Sample Letters for Schools

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 08/25/2021 - 07:00
Customizable sample letters for school districts and schools to share information about COVID-19 testing programs with parents and staff.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

Questions & Answers on School Testing

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 08/25/2021 - 07:00
As schools go back to in-person learning, many offer free, regular COVID-19 testing for students and staff.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

School Testing for COVID-19

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 08/25/2021 - 07:00
Ongoing Mitigation Guidance, mitigation guidance, and prevention and support for schools and child care programs.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

Daily Activities

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 08/25/2021 - 07:00
Know how to safely participate in daily activities while protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

COVID-19 Forecasts: Deaths

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Wed, 08/25/2021 - 07:00
Forecasts show national and state level cumulative reported and predicted deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. CDC is working with partners to bring together weekly COVID-19 forecasts in one place.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

More than 700 million people with untreated hypertension

WHO news - Tue, 08/24/2021 - 17:07
The number of adults aged 30-79 years with hypertension has increased from 650 million to 1.28 billion in the last thirty years, according to the first comprehensive global analysis of trends in hypertension prevalence, detection, treatment and control.

Call for experts to join Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens

WHO news - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 16:31
The World Health Organization (WHO) today issued an open call for experts to serve as members of the new WHO Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO). The SAGO will advise WHO on technical and scientific considerations regarding the origins of emerging and re-emerging pathogens of epidemic and pandemic potential, and will be composed of a wide range of experts acting in their personal capacity. SAGO will also guide WHO on next steps for understanding the SARS-CoV-2 origins.

When NOT to Travel: Avoid Spreading COVID-19

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 07:00
Advice on when and how long people should delay their domestic or international travel to avoid spreading COVID-19.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

Responder Stories

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 07:00
Learn about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including symptoms, complications, transmission, prevention, treatment, and summary updates of the outbreak.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

People with Certain Medical Conditions

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 07:00
People of Any Age with Underlying Medical Conditions
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

Investigating Long-Term Effects of Myocarditis

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 07:00
The Myocarditis Outcomes after mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination Investigation is a project to follow up on VAERS reports of myocarditis.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

After International Travel

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 07:00
Depending on your travel history, you will be asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread or ongoing community spread.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 07:00
People who have had 2 shots of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines may need to start receiving a COVID-19 booster shot 8 months after their second dose.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

They Listen before Talking about Vaccination

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 07:00
Lis and Neetu have worked together for CDC since 2016 on vaccination campaigns for polio, measles-rubella, cholera, and more. When COVID-19 struck, the two led the vaccine confidence and demand team for CDC's COVID-19 response in the US.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

Investigation of Long-Term Effects of Myocarditis after mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 07:00
The Myocarditis Outcomes after mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination Investigation is a project to follow up on VAERS reports of myocarditis.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.)

Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) on Afghanistan

WHO news - Thu, 08/19/2021 - 19:02

The people of Afghanistan need our support now more than ever. Our organizations are committed to helping and protecting them. We will stay in Afghanistan and we will deliver.

At the start of 2021, half the population of Afghanistan – including more than 4 million women and nearly 10 million children – already needed humanitarian assistance. One third of the population was facing crisis and emergency levels of acute food insecurity and more than half of all children under 5 years of age were malnourished. 

Those needs have risen sharply because of conflict, drought and COVID-19. Since the end of May, the number of people internally displaced because of conflict and in need of immediate humanitarian aid more than doubled, reaching 550,000.

We echo the UN Secretary-General’s call for all parties (including the Taliban) to cease all violence and comply with international humanitarian law and human rights. They must allow and facilitate safe, rapid and unimpeded access for humanitarian workers – both male and female staff – so they can deliver aid to civilians in need wherever they are.

The humanitarian operation will also depend on funding, movement within, to and from Afghanistan, and access to health facilities. The critical role of front-line humanitarian organizations must be supported.

All parties must protect civilians and respect the rights and freedoms of all. Today we reiterate our commitment to promoting the rights of everyone in Afghanistan, including women and girls. Important gains made in recent years – including on gender equality and girls’ access to a quality education – must be preserved. And much more needs to be done to realize the rights of women and girls. We will continue to engage to make sure this happens. Civilians must also be allowed to seek safety and protection, including the right to seek asylum.

We call on Governments to keep borders open to receive Afghan refugees fleeing from violence and persecution and refrain from deportations. This is not the time to abandon the Afghan people. Member States must provide all possible support to Afghan nationals at risk, including a moratorium on repatriations. We urge neighbouring countries to ensure the protection of Afghans displaced across their borders.

We call on donors to remain steadfast in their support for humanitarian operations in Afghanistan and to support resilient livelihoods. The humanitarian community reached almost 8 million people in the first half of 2021 with aid. Timely funding saves lives, protects livelihoods, eases suffering and prevents further displacement. A total of US$1.3 billion is required to reach almost 16 million people with humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan; only 37 per cent of required funds have been received, leaving a shortfall of almost $800 million.

The international community has spent decades working with the people of Afghanistan to make progress. Now the international community must continue to support the people of Afghanistan if those gains are not to be reversed. Humanitarian funding must be sustained.

Now, as always, we remain committed to the people of Afghanistan and will do everything possible to stay and provide assistance, especially to the most vulnerable.

Signatories

  • Mr. Sean Callahan, President and the Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
  • Mr. Dominic MacSorley, Chief Executive Officer, Concern Worldwide
  • Mr. Qu Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • Mr. Ignacio Packer, Executive Director, International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)
  • Mr. Samuel Worthington, Chief Executive Officer, InterAction
  • Mr. António Vitorino, Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Mr. Martin Griffiths, Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Ms. Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Ms. Abby Maxman, Chair, Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR), and President and CEO, Oxfam America
  • Ms. Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons
  • Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Mr. Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Ms. Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • Mr. David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Programme (WFP)
  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)

 

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