2.4 million Pinoy kids at risk for measles
2.4 million Pinoy kids at risk for measlesShiela Crisostomo(The Philippine Star) – September 19, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Saying some 2.4 million Filipino children under five are susceptible to measles, the Department of Health (DOH), World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will conduct a supplemental immunization drive.The vaccination drive will be conducted in Mindanao, the Cordilleras, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Mimaropa and Bicol from Oct. 26 to Nov. 25 and in the Visayas, Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Calabarzon in February.At least 9.4 millio...
Civil groups warn of risk of violence
Veteran activists on Thursday expressed concern over potential violence against demonstrators during the planned anti-government rally on Saturday.Jatuporn Prompan, chairman of United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), said Thailand has a history of violence against street protesters.“A protest will not reach its breaking point unless military operations are launched to undermine the principle of non-violence,” Mr Jatuporn told a public forum yesterday evening, referring to the deployment of soldiers to quell civil unrest in the past. “The means by which they create situations rema...
The Bangkok Post
FITC/NIBSS Cybersecurity Conference: stakeholders underscore the need for a robust cybersecurity and risk strategy for financial services growth
Cybersecurity risks and e-fraud have continued to ravage global economies and businesses, with emerging market worst hit due to weak corporate governance and processes. To get more businesses and financial institutions to know more about the rising trend and ways to curb it, FITC/Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), held a Virtual ThinkNnovation Cybersecurity Conference where stakeholders shared knowledge and insights on curbing the increase in cybercrime. The conference drew industry experts and thought leaders in Cybersecurity, Technology and Financial services and regulators within ...
Four countries downgraded, two upgraded, based on COVID-19 epidemiological risk
Estonia and Georgia are being moved from Category A to B, the Czech Republic and Hungary from B to C, Rwanda from C to B, and Australia from B to A, according to the epidemiological risk of countries regarding COVID-19, which will come into effect on September 18.According to the Ministry of Health, the epidemiological data is continuously evaluated and may change at any moment.Category A – Low riskEU member states: Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland.Schengen members: Norway.Third countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand.Passengers arriving from Category A countries ar...
Cyprus News Agency
Pregnant women with Covid-19 at increased risk of delivering preterm
Pregnant women with Covid-19 are at increased risk of delivering preterm and their babies being admitted to the neonatal unit, but overall rates of spontaneous premature births due to early onset of labour aren't high, an analysis of 77 studies has found.The preterm births could be medically indicated, write the authors of the analysis in the Britain-based medical journal BMJ in early September. In such cases the babies are delivered through labour induction or a pre-labour caesarean section. Stillbirth and neonatal death rates are low in women with a suspected or confirmed case of the viral d...
Hydrological Agency lists 9 states at high risk of flooding coming months
The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, NIHSA, has warned that nine states are at a high risk of flooding, while disclosing that the River Niger flood level on Thursday, 10th September attained an unprecedented level, leaving the states vulnerable to the disaster.The affected states according to the Agency are; Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Kogi, Anambra, Edo, Delta, Rivers, and Bayelsa states.Clement Onyeaso Nze, Director General, NIHSA, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja, said the current flood level sighted in Niamey, Niger Republic attained an unprecedented level of 7.02m.“This is a ...
Pandemic threatens lives of millions of children: UN
Paris (AFP) - Disruptions to health services due to the pandemic are putting millions of additional lives at risk worldwide, the United Nations said Wednesday, warning that Covid-19 could reverse decades of progress in reducing child mortality.The past 30 years have seen remarkable strides forward in preventing or treating causes of infant deaths including premature births and pneumonia. New mortality estimates published by the UN's children's fund UNICEF, the World Health Organization and the World Bank Group found that 2019 saw the lowest number of global under-five deaths on record. Last ye...
Houthis risk hampering COVID-19 efforts after closing Yemen’s Sanaa airport
AL-MUKALLA: The Iran-backed Houthi militia on Tuesday closed Sanaa airport citing a fuel shortage, a move that could exacerbate the humanitarian crisis and coronavirus control efforts in the war-torn country.The World Health Organization, UNICEF and other organizations have used the airport to bring in vital medical supplies during the pandemic.Houthi official media reported on Monday that the militia had officially informed international bodies in Sanaa about the closure decision.Yemen’s internationally recognized government condemned the closure and strongly denied Houthi accusations that it...
Hundreds at risk as rules ignored
Hundreds of people are at risk of contracting Covid-19 after coming in close contact with a man who who tested positive for the disease, according to the Department of Disease Control.The man, an inmate, was Thailand’s first locally transmitted case after over 100 days. He was identified as a DJ who later tested positive after being placed under quarantine in prison.Department officials are in the process of screening 970 people who came in contact with the 37-year-old inmate and found some of them shared drinking glasses and ignored social distancing measures at dining venues where the man wa...
The Bangkok Post
4 million Filipinos at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases
4 million Filipinos at risk of developing cardiovascular diseasesMayen Jaymalin(The Philippine Star) – September 7, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Without them knowing, about four million Filipinos are at high risk of developing cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), the number one killer illness in the country.According to Philippine Heart Association (PHA) president Orly Bugarin, there are over four million Filipinos suffering from diabetes and thus have higher chances of developing CVDs.“Diabetic patients have twice or three times risk of developing CVD, which based on Department of Health (D...