Mobile video content enhances remote training and counseling for TB management
Tuberculosis (TB) has been treatable for the past 60 years, yet remains a leading cause of death worldwide.1 In 2018 alone, 10 million people fell ill with TB, and 1.5 million people died from the disease.2 Many countries have run TB control programs for decades and achieved good results, but global eradication is distant. The TB treatment regimen prescribed by the World Health Organization is painful and lengthy, requiring at least six months of adherence. Getting patients to adhere to this regimen is a challenge.
Social media is flooded with memes about drinking as a pandemic coping mechanism but for some, these posts may undermine problematic drinking habits or even alcohol dependence. This Alcohol Awareness Month, we want to remind those who may be struggling that you are not alone and help is available: https://bit.ly/38Alfm3.
Written by Cassandra Savel, corporate social responsibility associate analyst
With the goal of positively impacting the communities in which we operate, ON Semiconductor prioritizes supporting organizations across the globe that promote good health and well-being. As one of the many grantee partners in our network that align with this priority, Orbis International operates across more than 50 countries worldwide with a mission to prevent and treat blindness through hands-on training, partnerships with local health care organizations, public health education, and improved access to quality eye care.
First COVID-19 vaccination event held at Islamic Center of Maryland, other sites and faiths to follow
March 30, 2021 /3BL Media/ - RESOLVE announces the launch of Faith & Vaccines, a new initiative which partners with faith-based organizations to support equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to communities that have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Faith & Vaccines hosted its first pop-up COVID-19 vaccination event at the Islamic Center of Maryland in Gaithersburg, Maryland on Sunday, March 28. 101 people were vaccinated at this inaugural event.
Employees seeking to be vaccinated have opportunity to attend events at local facilities
As many states began to advance their vaccine availability this month, Mohawk Industries leadership immediately got to work to identify how the company could connect employees to these resources.
In Northwest Georgia, where the majority of the flooring manufacturer’s Flooring North America segment’s workforce is based, Mohawk has been able to partner directly with state and local government and public health officials to organize on-site vaccination events.
Abbott’s assay received FDA EUA to detect COVID-19, flu A and B, and RSV with one swab, easing the testing process.
Waking up with a runny nose wouldn't be cause for alarm in "normal times." However, that's all changed thanks to COVID-19. Now the slightest runny nose or cough can cause alarm. Is it COVID-19? Is it just a cold? The flu? Amid this pandemic, distinguishing one respiratory illness from another has never been so important.