"During the height of the epidemic, the commission guided local authorities to form treatment networks designed for pregnant women infected with the virus and appointed designated hospitals," she said during a news conference held by the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council. … [Read more...] about Maternal, child health not impacted by COVID-19: health authorities
Midwest center for reproductive health
It recognises that women comprise half the world’s population but even during crises such as COVID-19, they are more at a disadvantage than men. For instance, women are more malnourished. There is generally disparity in reproductive health and mental health too. These areas are the focus of the Women and Child Development Department. … [Read more...] about On health and rights of women and girls
While many African countriesseem to have been able to curb the spread of the virus, both Mbiti and Gitau agree that the strict measures, which countries like Kenya had to take, highlighted the shortcomings of an already vulnerable health care system. Outside private facilities and the national referral hospitals in Nairobi, many hospitals lacked ventilators, intensive care beds and trained personnel. In June, the government earmarked a special fund for each Kenyan county to upgrade their isolation facilities to have 300 beds. … [Read more...] about Health budgets: Will the pandemic change Kenya’s priorities?
Medical staff, working in the 28 summer health centers across the country, follow a special protocol, which defines all the steps that a doctor or a nurse must take at the moment when they face with a suspected case with COVID-19, Manastirliu said. … [Read more...] about Albanian health system facing largest influx of COVID-19 cases throughout epidemic: minister
Gabriel Mann, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio’s communications manager, said the closure is due to retirement and is not related to “any state actions, legislative or administrative.” … [Read more...] about Columbus abortion center closure leaves state with 8 clinics