On April 15, Finland’s foreign minister Pekka Haavisto (pictured in September 2019) announced on that his country would voluntarily increase its funding of the Wolrd Health Organization.
The world rightly expressed shock and dismay at Donald Trump's suspension of US funding for WHO. To respond, other governments, funders and citizens are urgently needed to fill the gap.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: at the helm of the WHO at a difficult time.
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The Trump administration has halted funding to the World Health Organization in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. But what does it actually do with its budget?
Singapore only introduced a partial lockdown in early April.
Lockdowns will have to be lifted cautiously and new waves of infection are likely.
Vaccination is a core part of the government’s strategy against COVID-19.
A vaccine is at least a year away, but we need to start thinking about how we will roll it out now.
Measure your blood pressure at home, check in with your GP, and keep an eye on your diet and exercise.
If you're scheduled for surgery in a private hospital, the hospital or surgeon will contact you. Public hospital patients shouldn't expect to hear from the hospital until we hear more from the states.
Investor State Dispute Settlement Procedures open the prospect of legal cases it would cost Australia millions to defend.
According to Google Trends, 'Dalgona coffee; has become the most searched type of coffee worldwide, overtaking previous highest peaks for all other kinds of coffee.
The ABS is providing near real-time data like never before. It's labour force survey remains the most authorative way of tracking the labour market.
Behavioural economics research suggests very few people will cooperate unless 'free riders' are punished.
Social isolation has led to art masterpieces being given new life on social media, but humans have been posing as art for centuries.
A statistics professor used his expertise in calculating probabilities to come up with a 98 winning percentage for Tim Hortons popular Roll up the Rim contest.
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Tim Hortons changed Roll up the Rim to include a digital element. A statistician correctly predicted that playing on the last day of the contest would dramatically increase the odds of winning.
One person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Eabametoong First Nation.
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Canada's public health-care system is one of the most well-developed in the world. And yet, many remote Indigenous communities are still not getting what they need.
A fire burns in Squamish, B.C. on April 16, 2020.
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Unstable funding, social distancing and the likelihood that other countries won't be able to help — these all raise the potential of a nightmarish scenario.
A sign outside Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, B.C., explains visitor restrictions to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
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Hospitals have requested that people avoid non-emergency visits, and conspiracy theorists are posting images of empty parking lots online as false proof that COVID-19 is an elaborate hoax.
A back alley in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a high-risk COVID-19 area due to the fact the vulnerable populations converge there, is pictured in January 2020.
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Drug users are already among the most marginalized and stigmatized populations in times without a pandemic. Unless we decriminalize drug use, once again they will bear the brunt of another deadly disease.
Modern day research and clinical trials are highly regulated.
To refuse inclusion would prevent Africa’s researchers from being significant players in the universal fight against the virus.
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The rapid sharing of research is so vital. In cases like the COVID-19 pandemic, it can save lives.
Providing nutritious food can ensure better health outcomes that will reach beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
An RAF aircraft, believed to have carried personal protective equipment from Turkey, lands in Oxfordshire on April 22.
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The show of compassion is part of an attempt by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to revamp Turkey's international status.