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  • [New] Network for Disease Control by strengthening early warning systems, including epidemiological and laboratory capacity, and supporting the development of an interoperable health data network based on common standards developed by WHO, recognising that governments will move at different speeds. World Health Organization
  • [New] The Commission calls for pan-European efforts to create an interoperable health data network based on common standards developed by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, recognising that governments will move at different speeds. World Health Organization
  • [New] National, European and global regulators should define disclosure and reporting standards that can raise awareness and ensure transparency of the impact of investments on health and exposure to health risks. World Health Organization
  • [New] Europe is especially vulnerable to any threat to health, and the world is vulnerable to any threats that emerge in Europe. World Health Organization
  • [New] The greatest threat to global public health into the future is the continued failure of world leaders to take adequate action to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5 °C and to restore nature. Medical Express
  • [New] The Scottish Government has concerns that the UK Government's proposals to remove the requirement for a pre-departure test for some travellers will weaken our ability to protect the public health of Scotland's communities. Yahoo News
  • [New] COVID-19 infections and climate hazards such as heatwaves, wildfires and poor air quality combine to threaten human health worldwide, putting vulnerable populations at particular risk. Imperial News
  • [New] The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will require health care providers who receive Medicare or Medicaid funds to require employees and volunteers to be vaccinated. JD Supra
  • [New] Tetraethyllead had been added to petrol to improve engine performance and was used in almost all petrol produced around the world, representing a serious threat to human health and the environment by contaminating air, dust, soil, drinking water, and food crops. IISD
  • [New] In an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, which comes just weeks before a major climate conference in Glasgow, Australian doctors have warned Australia must significantly lift its commitment to the global effort to bring climate change under control, to save lives and protect health. Australian Medical Association
  • [New] Digital technologies such as Clinical decision support systems provide opportunities to strengthen quality of care and have recently been recommended by WHO as interventions for health systems strengthening.
  • [New] As researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health wrote, Most infectious diseases with severe symptoms will to some extent be accompanied by long-term effects. RealClearScience
  • [New] UNCTAD believes the rise in food prices could pose a serious threat to vulnerable populations in the South, already financially weakened by the health crisis. UNCTAD
  • [New] A majority of Americans continue to say the coronavirus outbreak poses a major threat to the health of the U.S. population as a whole. Pew Research Center Science & Society
  • [New] By adopting strategies from CDC's toolkit, health care payers can help reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing, combat the threat of antibiotic resistance, and improve the quality of care delivered to patients. Pew Trusts
  • [New] Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge along with 20 other hospitals from across the world and healthcare technology leader, NVIDIA, have used artificial intelligence to predict Covid patients' oxygen needs on a global scale.
  • [New] Delta Air Lines, Inc (Delta Air Lines) took strict measures to motivate employees by increasing healthcare premium of unvaccinated employees on their healthcare plan and meet the expected rise in travel demand. eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
  • [New] The new cloud region in Toronto marks another key milestone that will propel TELUS' digital leadership by further leveraging the scalability, reliability and cost effectiveness of Google Cloud to support improved customer experience and build stronger, healthier and more sustainable communities. Google Cloud Blog
  • [New] Businesses still have a duty of care under health and safety legislation both to workers and the general public, which could include checking vaccination status and offering rapid antigen testing. - Australia's leading news site
  • [New] The Finance panel, which also has jurisdiction over health care entitlements, wants to accelerate the expansion of Medicare benefits, potentially through vouchers, compared to the House version of the bill that does not begin new dental benefits until 2028. Roll Call
  • [New] The UK UK Health Security Agency is continuously reviewing COVID-19 specific Infection Prevention and Control (IPC IPC) and related social distancing measures which could safely be eased to support the ability of the NHS NHS to manage activity levels. GOV.UK
  • [New] On top of the COVID-19 pandemic, West Africa is facing new outbreaks of the viral haemorrhagic fevers Marburg and Ebola, risking huge strains on ill-equipped health systems. Reuters

Last updated: 19 September 2021