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Executive Health Management

Pfizer Uses COVID-19 Vaccine to Leverage Terms to Governments

2021 31 Oct

Last February, Pfizer was accused of bullying Latin American governments over COVID-19 vaccine supplies.  Public Citizen, in investigating government supply contracts, found that Pfizer retains the right ‘to silence governments, throttle supply, shift risk and maximize profits in the worst public health crisis in a century.’ Their analysis included draft... Read more

Executive Health Management

Dr Nick Guldemond Appointed as Professor of Public Health and Healthcare at I.M. Sechenov University

2021 13 Oct

Dr Nick Guldemond has recently been appointed as Professor Public Health and Healthcare at I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. As of January 2020, he also serves part-time as a Senior Researcher at Leiden University Medical Centre. His background covers Electric Engineering, Medicine, and Life Sciences. He obtained his PhD in Orthopaedics... Read more

Executive Health Management

What Do People Think About Vaccination?

2021 08 Feb

As the number of COVID-19 vaccinations has now overtaken the number of cases reported since the start of the pandemic, the public perceptions still vary greatly across the world.   You might also like: COVID-19 Vaccines: Tracking and Future Distribution   In a recent study published in The Lancet Public Health, Schwarzinger and... Read more

IT Management

Open Database for NPIs

2020 11 Sep

Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), ranging from the most stringent lockdowns to less restrictive social distancing rules, have been implemented by different countries to control coronavirus spread and prevent COVID-19 cases overwhelming their healthcare systems.   You might also like: COVID-19 Exit Strategy Simulator Available... Read more

Executive Health Management

Lockdowns in LMICs: Finding the Balance

2020 16 Jul

The economic fallout from pandemic-related lockdowns has been enormous, especially in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) that struggle to find a balance in terms of protecting life and livelihood, as they aim to avoid public health systems being overwhelmed and their economies grinding to a complete halt.   You might also like:... Read more

Executive Health Management

Refusal to Be Tested: What to Do?

2020 09 Jul

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major disruption to regular healthcare services. As the novel coronavirus is highly contagious, hospitals need to double down on their infection control strategies to reduce nosocomial spread. Routine screening of patients and staff would be one such strategy, but what if not everyone agrees to be tested?... Read more