We test a home antibody kit for tracking Covid-19 transmission

Home testing kits will likely be an important part of monitoring Covid-19. Swab tests can tell whether a person is currently infected, while antibody tests look for signs of past infection. But before tests like these are rolled out, researchers need to make sure they’re reliable and easy for people to use at home. We … Read more We test a home antibody kit for tracking Covid-19 transmission

Live from WHO Headquarters – COVID-19 daily press briefing 01 June 2020

Following a technical problem on the livestream of 01 June 2020 daily press briefing on coronavirus COVID-19, this file is the full file of the press conference. Broadcast from Geneva Switzerland with Dr Tedros WHO Director-General, Dr Micheal Ryan, Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme, and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead COVID-19, WHO … Read more Live from WHO Headquarters – COVID-19 daily press briefing 01 June 2020

Leadership during COVID-19 as an emergency medicine doctor | Dr Virginia Newcombe

“My role is to be the calmest person in the room.” Dr Virginia Newcombe is a Health Foundation and Academy of Medical Sciences Clinician Scientist Fellow. She works as a Consultant in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at the University of Cambridge. Here, she talks to the Academy about dealing with uncertainty as a clinical … Read more Leadership during COVID-19 as an emergency medicine doctor | Dr Virginia Newcombe

Breastfeeding during COVID-19

Women with #COVID19 can breastfeed. They should: Wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand rub frequently Wear a medical mask during any contact with the baby Sneeze or cough into a tissue Routinely clean and disinfect surfaces touched Mothers with symptoms of COVID-19 are advised to wear a medical mask, but even … Read more Breastfeeding during COVID-19

Creation of the WHO Foundation

WHO welcomes the creation of the WHO Foundation, an independent grant-making entity headquartered in Geneva, that will support our efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges. The WHO Foundation will provide funds to WHO & partners to deliver on the Organization’s “triple billion” goals: – protect 1 billion people from health emergencies – … Read more Creation of the WHO Foundation

Leaders call for solidarity to confront COVID-19

At the 73rd World Health Assembly in May 2020 global health and political leaders called for unity and solidarity to confront the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the World Health Organization and the World Health Assembly: https://www.who.int/about/governance/world-health-assembly/seventy-third-world-health-assembly/the-who-and-the-wha-an-explainer

Challenges of working in ITU during COVID-19, and how I decompress | Dr Sanjay Agrawal

“I’ve never normally needed to actively decompress.” Dr Sanjay Agrawal is a Consultant in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. He talks to the Academy about the challenges of working in intensive care during the COVID-19 pandemic and shares his tips for how to decompress. We are the … Read more Challenges of working in ITU during COVID-19, and how I decompress | Dr Sanjay Agrawal

Staying safe on the frontline for Ebola & COVID-19 | Dr Rashida Kamara

“I was among the first responders to the Ebola epidemic in 2014… when you are actively involved in managing infectious disease cases, you have to think about your friends, your family, and to keep them safe you have to undergo so much.” Dr Rashidata Fouad Kamara is an infectious disease specialist clinician from Sierra Leone. … Read more Staying safe on the frontline for Ebola & COVID-19 | Dr Rashida Kamara

Top tips for diversity work

What do you need to remember when planning diversity work? Where should you focus your efforts? What are the pitfalls and problems? This video outlines top tips for working on diversity, especially in biomedical and health sciences. Narrated and drawn by Melanie Etherton, based off a talk she gave for the Association of Medical Research … Read more Top tips for diversity work

WHO teams up with Minions and Gru to show how people can stay safe from COVID-19

The World Health Organization, the United Nations Foundation and Illumination have partnered to release a public service announcement featuring the famous Minions characters and Gru, voiced by actor Steve Carrell, to show how people can stay safe from COVID-19. The video has been produced in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO. More … Read more WHO teams up with Minions and Gru to show how people can stay safe from COVID-19

Dr Mike Ryan and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove

The best way to ensure cases of COVID-19 are on a downward trajectory is to put strong testing, disease surveillance and public health measures in place. Dr Micheal Ryan, Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme, and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead COVID-19, WHO Health Emergencies Programme Watch the full press conference from 25 … Read more Dr Mike Ryan and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove

Director-General Dr Tedros on the temporary pause of the trial of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

The Executive Group for the Solidarity trial has implemented a temporary pause of the trial of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 while the safety data is reviewed by the Data Safety Monitoring Committee. The Executive Group will review published data, the interim analysis from the Solidarity trial by the trial Data Safety Monitoirng Committee, … Read more Director-General Dr Tedros on the temporary pause of the trial of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19