Global health

“A Global Pandemic Treaty to Deliver Security for Us All”: A Virtual Press Conference 9:30-10:30 a.m. ET, May 18, 2021, Hosted by the GPHC Panel

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:09pm

b'The Panel for a Global Public Health Convention ( GPHC ) will hold a virtual press conference at the Washington-based National Press Club to highlight gaps in the ongoing international debate about what a global pandemic treaty or convention should look like and what must be done to ensure robust compliance and buy-in among countries.\nFounded in 2020, the Panel is an independent coalition of global leaders working to strengthen the world\xe2\x80\x99s ability to prevent, prepare, and respond to pandemics.

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  • b'The Panel for a Global Public Health Convention ( GPHC ) will hold a virtual press conference at the Washington-based National Press Club to highlight gaps in the ongoing international debate about what a global pandemic treaty or convention should look like and what must be done to ensure robust compliance and buy-in among countries.\nFounded in 2020, the Panel is an independent coalition of global leaders working to strengthen the world\xe2\x80\x99s ability to prevent, prepare, and respond to pandemics.
  • Its aim is to reform the global public health architecture by promulgating a new health treaty to avert and prepare for future pandemics.\nLawrence Gostin, Professor of Global Health Law, Georgetown University\nJOIN: Register here for the virtual press conference.\nThe Panel is chaired by Dame Barbara Stocking, President of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge and former chief executive of Oxfam GB.
  • This study was conducted by the University of Miami with the support of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
  • After the research team gathered and analyzed input from 29 public health thought leaders, it distilled this information into a list of 10 recommendations on what must be done to reform the global public health system to avoid another disastrous pandemic.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210514005563/en/\n'

OnSolve Partners with Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) to Support the Vaccination of Nearly 400,000 Residents Across the State

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 3:56pm

"OnSolve has been an incredible partner to RIEMA throughout the pandemic, helping to keep our residents informed and safe through rapid, targeted and easy to understand critical communications.

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  • "OnSolve has been an incredible partner to RIEMA throughout the pandemic, helping to keep our residents informed and safe through rapid, targeted and easy to understand critical communications.
  • We are thrilled to expand our use of OnSolve as we drive vaccination efforts to all eligible Rhode Islanders.
  • "\nThroughout the global pandemic, RIEMA has used OnSolve at the state and local level to communicate important information to residents.
  • OnSolve has sent billions of alerts and supported nearly 30,000 customers via capabilities in over 190 countries worldwide.

AHF: Lancet Paper Makes the Case for a Global Public Health Convention

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 4:21am

b'AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ), the world\xe2\x80\x99s largest provider of HIV/AIDS care globally, marked today the publication of a peer-reviewed research article titled \xe2\x80\x9cA Global Public Health Convention for the 21st Century\xe2\x80\x9d in the prestigious Lancet Public Health journal.\nThe paper presents 10 recommendations aimed at transforming the global health system so that it can become more transparent, accountable, and cooperative when responding to international health emergencies like COVID-19.

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  • b'AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ), the world\xe2\x80\x99s largest provider of HIV/AIDS care globally, marked today the publication of a peer-reviewed research article titled \xe2\x80\x9cA Global Public Health Convention for the 21st Century\xe2\x80\x9d in the prestigious Lancet Public Health journal.\nThe paper presents 10 recommendations aimed at transforming the global health system so that it can become more transparent, accountable, and cooperative when responding to international health emergencies like COVID-19.
  • To achieve these goals, the article calls for the ratification of a new convention or treaty on global public health.
  • Full text of the published study is freely available here via The Lancet website.\nThe study was co-authored by 21 global public health thinkers, including AHF President Michael Weinstein and Dr. Jorge Saavedra, Executive Director of the AHF Global Public Health Institute at the University of Miami.
  • The study was conducted by the University of Miami with financial support from AHF.\n\xe2\x80\x9cAHF has been sounding the alarm on the poor state of global public health emergency preparedness and calling for a Global Public Health Convention since 2015.

Sparta Reports Significant Progress in Key Divisions as COVID-19 Lingers

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 2:44pm

b'Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 4, 2021) - Sparta Group (TSXV: SAY) (the "Corporation" the "Company", "Sparta Group", "Sparta Capital", "SAY.V" or "Sparta") is reporting significant progress in all of its key divisions, even though COVID issues continue to rage on in Canada.

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  • b'Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 4, 2021) - Sparta Group (TSXV: SAY) (the "Corporation" the "Company", "Sparta Group", "Sparta Capital", "SAY.V" or "Sparta") is reporting significant progress in all of its key divisions, even though COVID issues continue to rage on in Canada.
  • While safe for humans, HOCI can be a powerful weapon against viral outbreaks and can be produced in large quantities.
  • HOCI destroys viruses by forming chloramines and nitrogen-centered radicals, thus leading to single and double-stranded DNA breaks, which render the virus harmless.
  • Furthermore, the Corporation undertakes no obligation to comment on analyses, expectations or statements made by third parties in respect of the Corporation.

FluroTest Prepares to Detect SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern with High-Throughput COVID-19 Testing Platform

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 12:30pm

"As new variants emerge at an increasing pace, testing will become much more important worldwide.

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  • "As new variants emerge at an increasing pace, testing will become much more important worldwide.
  • I believe many countries will follow the UK\'s strategy of fast, frequent and easy testing.
  • The increased frequency and spread of these variants of concern has solidified the importance of widespread screening and surveillance, two of many uses for the FluroTest Pandemic Defense Platform.
  • This can only be done with strict restrictions in addition to vaccination, or by fast and frequent testing.

CPS Technologies Corporation Announces First Quarter 2021 Results

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 9:35pm

b'NORTON, Mass., April 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CPS Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:CPSH) today announced revenues of $4.9 million and an operating profit of $36 thousand for the quarter ended March 27, 2021.

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  • b'NORTON, Mass., April 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CPS Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:CPSH) today announced revenues of $4.9 million and an operating profit of $36 thousand for the quarter ended March 27, 2021.
  • We previously commented that in the first quarter 2020 customers accelerated deliveries because of supply chain uncertainties as the pandemic began to spread.
  • We also commented last quarter that we felt the fourth quarter 2020 was the low point in terms of reduced demand caused by the pandemic.
  • Our first quarter 2021 results confirm this to be the case.

Sun Life donates $100,000 to support pandemic relief efforts in India

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:30am

b'TORONTO, April 30, 2021 /CNW/ -Sun Life is donating $100,000 to support relief efforts in India for those affected by the devastating second wave of COVID-19.

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  • b'TORONTO, April 30, 2021 /CNW/ -Sun Life is donating $100,000 to support relief efforts in India for those affected by the devastating second wave of COVID-19.
  • With over 300,000 new infections a day, India is experiencing the world\'s highest rate of daily cases.
  • They are assisting local agencies in providing medical and emotional support for those most at-risk.
  • It\'s a reminder of the tragic toll this pandemic continues to take around the world," said Kevin Strain, President, Sun Life.

Nanophase Reports Record First Quarter Financial Results as Solésence Beauty Science Leads Growth

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

Sol\xc3\xa9sence beauty science product sales continue to grow and are expected to more than double between 2020 and 2021, after more than tripling between 2019 and 2020.

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  • Sol\xc3\xa9sence beauty science product sales continue to grow and are expected to more than double between 2020 and 2021, after more than tripling between 2019 and 2020.
  • We believe our novel materials technology enables enhanced performance, helping diagnosticians to more accurately identify COVID-19 and other viruses.
  • Leveraging a platform of integrated patented and proprietary technologies, the Company creates products with unique performance, enhancing consumers health and well-being.
  • In addition, the Company\xe2\x80\x99s forward-looking statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates.

Providing Long-term Virus Protection and Infection Control Solutions for the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis, ANAB Accredits ABM Industries' EnhancedClean™ Training Program

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 9:47pm

The move supports infection control programs and infection control solutions amid the COVID-19 global health crisis.\nWith the goal of reducing the risk of spreading infectious disease and viruses, ABM Industries collaborated with independent infectious disease and industrial hygiene experts to define a methodology and training curriculum for its proprietary EnhancedClean program.

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  • The move supports infection control programs and infection control solutions amid the COVID-19 global health crisis.\nWith the goal of reducing the risk of spreading infectious disease and viruses, ABM Industries collaborated with independent infectious disease and industrial hygiene experts to define a methodology and training curriculum for its proprietary EnhancedClean program.
  • "We are thrilled that this accredited program serves to safeguard people as organizations, facilities, and other venues get back to business, and begin the road to recovery.
  • "\nABM remains vigilant in monitoring the most up-to-date safety, infection control and cleaning protocols recommended by global experts, including the CDC, OSHA, and others.
  • ABM\'s comprehensive capabilities include janitorial, electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions.

Edheroes: Who Can Save Education In The Pandemic Era And How?

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

Gordeev intends to create a social franchise so that graduates from any school can establish one of these prizes.

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  • Gordeev intends to create a social franchise so that graduates from any school can establish one of these prizes.
  • Fundraising campaigns that mitigate the technological disparity when it comes to access to education, a gap that the pandemic has only widened.
  • They have been able to substantially mitigate the negative impact that the pandemic has had on local communities.
  • "I observe an increasing interest in education from entrepreneurs and individuals.