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​COVID-19: Too little too late? What next?

Yesterday, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization, formally characterized the global COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. This announcement was made because of the scale and speed of transmission in combination with inadequate containment in some countries. Read more>>

12/03/2020 16:26

​Capacity-building resource-poor countries to detect COVID-19 cases

Only two months ago, the novel corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was unknown. Its rapid spread from China has led to over 75,000 identified infections in a further 25 countries with multiple health, social, economic and developmental implications. A recent article in the Lancet by the Director General of WHO Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus considers the response of resource-poor regions of the world in scaling-up infection detection capacities. Written on and data valid 2.3.2020 Read more>>

04/03/2020 12:01

​Gender norms: Characteristics of successful programmes targeting children, adolescents, and young adults

There are gender-related social norms that damage the health and wellbeing of children, adolescents, and young adults. Some programmes have successfully transformed these norms to benefit their target populations. This systematic review analyses the characteristics of rigorously evaluated programmes that are considered to be gender transformative. Read more>

12/02/2020 13:08
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