India to export 8 million covid-19 jabs

INDIA – In an announcement by Indian top foreign ministry official, the nation has pledged to export 8 million COVID-19 vaccine jabs by the end of October after lifting its ban on overseas shipment. The Asian nation halted vaccine exports in May after a devastating coronavirus wave ravaged the country. As part of a broader strategy to counter China’s influence, the so-called Quad (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) leaders of United States, Japan, India, and Australia have collaborated to develop a plan to distribute Covid-19 vaccines to Asian countries. According to the…

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Diabetic adults over 40 more likely to be hospitalized than children

USA – Adults over the age of 40 with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (type 1 diabetes) who have COVID-19 are seven times more likely to be hospitalized than children with the same respiratory problem. Adults, unlike children, experience varying degrees of respiratory symptoms, with older adults and those with diabetes remain highly susceptible of acute respiratory distress syndrome and death. In contrast, children with COVID-19 rarely develop severe respiratory symptoms and frequently remain asymptomatic. “People with diabetes are at higher risk for COVID-19-related complications, especially if they are over the…

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IHF announces partnership with African-based healthcare federation

AFRICA – The International Hospital Federation (IHF) and the Africa Healthcare Federation (AHF) have formed a collaboration to enhance the participation of African healthcare leaders in the IHF and other global hospital and healthcare initiatives. The joint goal is to increase the participation of African healthcare leaders in international activities focused on knowledge exchange, good practice, and collaboration in healthcare delivery and hospital management. Speaking from the IHF’s Secretariat office in Geneva, Switzerland, Ronald Lavater, CEO, emphasized the significance of this partnership in advancing the IHF’s vision of improving global…

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