India’s COVID-19 situation continues to escalate, as the country now has the third highest number of cases globally. Figures now exceed 700,000, with numbers near or exceeding 20,000 new cases per day now being the new norm. Weeks of ever-increasing daily figures have seen India climb the ranks of most affected nations in just a […]
Lost access to HIV/AIDS medicines is no less than a matter of life and death for those affected – but the COVID-19 pandemic has imperilled access to such drugs and, in turn, the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS. This week marks the 23rd bi-annual International AIDS Conference. The event “provides a platform for discussing […]
In the twelfth edition of PandemiCast, members of the Baird’s CMC family – co-founders Francois Baird and Marta Dourado and shareholder Frederick Fussi – join moderator Mark Chataway to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has affected businesses. Edited by Iknoor Kaur. You can watch the video here. Watch previous editions of PandemiCast here.
This week saw the launch of a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), judging how the world is faring in making progress on eliminating violence against children. An act of violence against a child poses to be immensely damaging to a child’s emotional and physical wellbeing. As the WHO report outlines, “violence can result […]
More than one in five people worldwide are at risk of developing severe COVID-19 if infected with the novel coronavirus, according to a major analysis published earlier this week. The research, published in The Lancet, estimates that 1.7 billion people – or 22 percent of the global population – are living with an underlying condition […]
Desertification is perhaps not as widely publicised an environmental issue as others, but this does not take away from the severity of the threat it poses – that of a fundamental threat to our way of life. India is beset by a plethora of environmental issues – desertification looms among them. As defined in a […]
This week we observe International Day of the African Child. COVID-19 is impacting all segments of society and children are hard-hit. In a special edition of PandemiCast, we talk to Professor Anne Njom Nlend and Sheriff Bojang, Jr. about the effect of COVID-19 on children in Africa and their mental, emotional, and physical health. Watch […]
In India and at the global level, the debate over the merits of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a treatment for COVID-19 continues. Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) cited safety concerns as it announced a moratorium on clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine. HCQ is used as a treatment for a number of conditions including malaria and […]
This is our tenth episode of PandemICast. We explore public policy for the third time. Watch the video here. For other PandemiCast episodes, click here.
In our ninth episode of PandemiCast, we gather Dr Simon Thornley, Professor J. P. Muliyil and recurring panellist James Snodgrass to take a look at epidemiological models related to the coronavirus pandemic. Edited by Iknoor Kaur. Watch the other editions here.