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Health Europa Quarterly Issue 14

Health Europa Quarterly Issue 14

Welcome to issue 14 of Health Europa Quarterly, which once again is inexorably overshadowed by the global COVID-19 pandemic. As lockdown restrictions begin to lift...
Colorectal cancer: diagnosis and treatment

Colorectal cancer: diagnosis and treatment

HEQ examines risk factors and screening protocols for the world’s third most common form of cancer - colorectal cancer. With more than 1.8 million new...
The Wellbeing Business: exploring workplace mental health

The Wellbeing Business: exploring workplace mental health

The Wellbeing Business founder Zoe Eccleston speaks with HEQ about the importance of good mental health in the workplace. Workplace health and wellbeing expert Zoe...
The UK Vaccine Taskforce: securing access to vaccines

The UK Vaccine Taskforce: securing access to vaccines

Kate Bingham, Chair of the UK Vaccine Taskforce, discusses the three goals of the taskforce. The UK Vaccine Taskforce has three key goals: to secure...
COVID-19 and mental health at work and school

COVID-19 and mental health at work and school

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a growing mental health crisis. Isolation, uncertainty, and fear have all been significant factors in worsening mental health during the...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and COVID-19

HEQ explores the CDC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With infection rates in many states still well above public safety standards set by the World...
New Zealand unites against COVID-19

New Zealand unites against COVID-19

HEQ explores the success of New Zealand’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 4 August, New Zealand had reported a total of 1,217...
WHO delivers training and infection control in South Sudan

WHO delivers training and infection control in South Sudan

Jemila M Ebrahim of the World Health Organization speaks to HEQ about how it is supporting South Sudan with infection control during the COVID-19...
“The science should not get in the way”

“The science should not get in the way”

With more than a quarter of the world’s confirmed cases of COVID-19, can the USA reopen? More than 25% of all confirmed cases of COVID-19...
Rare diseases: innovation, collaboration, and genomics

Rare diseases: innovation, collaboration, and genomics

Professor Hackett discusses public-private collaboration, secure data sharing, and the potential of genomic sequencing for the treatment of rare diseases. Professor Joanne Hackett, General Partner,...
COVID-19 in the EU Member States

COVID-19 in the EU Member States

How have EU Member States responded to the COVID-19 pandemic? On 13 March, following a rise in new cases of COVID-19 throughout Europe, the World...
“The case for action on obesity has never been stronger”

“The case for action on obesity has never been stronger”

Public Health England has launched a campaign to address obesity, a key risk factor in COVID-19. Following a growing body of evidence that being overweight...
COVID-19 and infection control in Canada

COVID-19 and infection control in Canada

As Canada extends its travel ban, HEQ explores Canadian successes and failures in dealing with COVID-19 infection control. Canada has extended its border closures to...
Community health, elderly care, and technology

Community health, elderly care, and technology

HEQ explores technology solutions for health and elderly care. According to figures produced by the World Health Organization (WHO), 20% of the world’s population will...
Reducing wound bioburden with antimicrobial dressings

Reducing wound bioburden with antimicrobial dressings

HEQ examines the role of dressings with antimicrobial properties in treating and preventing wound infection. The increased prevalence of antimicrobial dressings in wound care can...
Smart disinfection technology in the spotlight

Smart disinfection technology in the spotlight

HEQ looks at smart disinfection technology which may help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the launch of a number of...
Bedding, laundry, and infection prevention

Bedding, laundry, and infection prevention

HEQ examines the role of bedlinen handling and correct laundering practices to help with halting the spread of infection. Bedlinen represents a commonly overlooked vector...
Nursing and midwifery in the time of COVID-19

Nursing and midwifery in the time of COVID-19

The UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council speaks to HEQ about the pandemic and the future. In 2020, the International Year of the Nurse and the...
WHO: “The pandemic does not mean life has to stop”

WHO: “The pandemic does not mean life has to stop”

WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addresses the pandemic, discussing risk, long term care, and a new behavioural science advisory group. On 30 July...
The European Commission and COVID-19

The European Commission and COVID-19

What is the European Commission doing to address the COVID-19 pandemic? In March, in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the European Commission established...

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