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THE VALLET SCHOLARSHIP – GIVING WINGS TO STUDENTS’ DREAMS

The Vallet Scholarship is formed from the voluntary contribution of Professor Odon Vallet at the University of Paris Sorbonne (France). This French professor put all of his inheritance in the bank, and the interest is taken out each year to give scholarships to young people who excel in their academic …

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Therapeutics and Covid-19

1. Summary: what is this living guideline? Clinical question: What is the role of drugs in the treatment of patients with COVID-19? Target audience: The target audience is clinicians and health care decision-makers. Current practice: The evidence base for therapeutics for COVID-19 is increasing rapidly, and some treatments of proven …

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WHO statement on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safety signals

Some countries in the European Union have temporarily suspended use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a precautionary measure based on reports of rare blood coagulation disorders in persons who had received the vaccine. Other countries in the EU – having considered the same information – have decided to continue …

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WHO-10 global health issues to track in 2021

2020 was a devastating year for global health. A previously unknown virus raced around the world, rapidly emerging as one of its top killers, laying bare the inadequacies of health systems. Today, health services in all regions are struggling to both tackle COVID-19, and provide people with vital care.In another …

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WHO – The top 10 causes of death: 2000-2019

According to this research of WHO: Heart disease remains the number 1 killer; diabetes and dementia enter the top 10   In 2019, the top 10 causes of death accounted for 55% of the 55.4 million deaths worldwide. The top global causes of death, in order of total number of …

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Every move counts towards better health – says WHO

Up to 5 million deaths a year could be averted if the global population was more active. At a time when many people are home bound due to COVID-19, new WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour, launched today, emphasize that everyone, of all ages and abilities, can be physically …

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WHO characterizes COVID-19 as a pandemic

On 11 March 2020, Speaking at the COVID-19 media briefing, the WHO Director-General said that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.This following is his speech:  Speaking at the COVID-19 media briefing, the WHO Director-General said:   “WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply …

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