Decentralized pandemic measures widely accepted Reinhard Sager, the president of Germany's counties (Landkreistage) association, said Tuesday that local health office tracing of COVID-19 patients, testing and containment — despite deficiencies — was recognized among local populations. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus in Germany: Angela Merkel praises ‘key role’ of health workers
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tweeted Thursday evening that Joan Duwve, who joined South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control as public health director in April, cited personal reasons in her decision to no longer pursue the job leading the Ohio Department of Health. The announcement followed tweets from DeWine earlier in the day naming Duwve to lead the agency. … [Read more...] about S. Carolina public health director no longer headed to Ohio
"When you visit certain areas, you find people sharing one glass of traditional brew among each other at liquor outlets," said Helvi Jonas, a community health worker in the Ministry of Health and Social Services on Friday. "Some are neither wearing masks nor social distancing. Hence the need to educate all." … [Read more...] about Namibia health workers empower local people
Some experts have worried that these challenges will add up to a “second pandemic” of mental illness. Back in April, four registered nurses, two of whom are professors at the University of California, Los Angeles, published an article in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association that invoked a wealth of evidence to argue that Covid-19 patients, their families, clinicians, and those suffering from fear and loneliness at home could end up with serious psychological issues. And in June, psychiatrist James Lake warned of such a second wave in Psychiatric Times and anticipated that, left untreated, the psychological effects of the Covid-19 pandemic could have serious consequences for years to come. “Our mental health system is not prepared to deal with what may become a global mental health pandemic,” he wrote. … [Read more...] about Mental Health in the US is Suffering—Will It Go Back to Normal?
The union has contended that many of the nurses, who have been working tirelessly, and their family members have been infected with COVID-19 and they have been facing difficulties in arranging funds for treatment. The plea also sought directions to the corporation and the Delhi government to pay the salaries for the months of May to August of the auxiliary nurse midwives, lady health visitors and public health nurses. … [Read more...] about Salaries not paid in time to health workers: plea