Covid-19 – Delta Variant

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is circulating widely. In addition to symptoms already known, this variant also causes runny eyes and nose, mild headaches and nasal congestion. If you suffer from hay fever, the virus can mimic many of its symptoms. Do not assume it is just hay fever. It[…]

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. The day is an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness and encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care around the world.[…]

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Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day is a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing. The average computer keyboard and office desk contain more bacteria than a toilet seat, and around 80% of communicable diseases are transferred by touch alone. Handwashing remains the most simple, effective[…]

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World Hepatitis Day

This day aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E — and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. World Hepatitis Day

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World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is an international awareness day that highlights global efforts to control malaria. Globally, more than 2 million people are infected with malaria each year, and it causes a number of preventable deaths particularly among children below 5 years of age. https://endmalaria.org/worldmalariaday

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World Tuberculosis Day

Tuberculosis remains one of the world’s deadliest infectious killers. Each day, nearly 4000 people lose their lives to TB and around 28,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. The World Health Organization raise awareness on this day each year. Read more: https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-tb-day/world-tb-day-2021

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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

As of  November 9th 2020, Pfizer and BioNTech industries have announced the production of a vaccine that has passed the final ‘phase III’ of human round testing. Based on evidence from clinical trials, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 95% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people without evidence of previous infection.[…]

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Flu in older adults

Catching flu is unpleasant for most people. If you get the flu but are in good health overall, it will usually clear up on its own in about a week. However, for many among vulnerable groups, including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition, flu can cause[…]

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Pregnancy and Flu

For most healthy people, flu is an unpleasant but typically self-limiting illness that recovers within a week. However, pregnant women have been found to be at greater risk of more serious side effects of flu. If you have flu while pregnant, your baby could be born prematurely or have a[…]

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Management of masks

Regardless of the type of mask used, appropriate wear and disposal are essential to ensure that they are effective (preventing any increase in transmission). Guidelines for use, based on practice in health care settings, are as follows: Place the mask carefully, ensuring it covers the mouth and nose, and tie[…]

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