WHO TB Report 2020 – so much fresh cause for concern yet no real alarm call! Is anybody out there?
A week ago the WHO published its latest annual report on the global state of tuberculosis. This one reports on the year 2019 – in other words there's no data record yet about the impact that COVID-19 is currently having on the constant global tuberculosis pandemic that so far this year is still killing more than the coronavirus. The report does award the coronavirus a chapter however - quite rightly so given the possible impact it is having on TB treatment, diagnosis of new c
Oct 15 – Global Handwashing Day (really it is!)
Global Handwashing Day was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership in 2008 as an opportunity to “design and implement creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap, especially during critical times”. Well it’s certainly safe to say that almost all of us have been washing our hands a lot more in the last eight months which (let’s face it) have remained especially critical We want to use this day, though, to pose another question entirely, which is this: