• Tue. Mar 9th, 2021

Chinese PE firm CICC ties up with UK’s AstraZeneca for $338m healthcare fund

Chinese private equity firm CICC Capital on Monday announced that it has tied up with the UK-based pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to set up an over 2.2 billion yuan ($338 million)…

Northern Hemisphere summers may last nearly half the year by 2100

Without efforts to mitigate climate change, summers spanning nearly six months may become the new normal by 2100 in the Northern Hemisphere, according to a new study. The change would…

Reforms move Cyprus closer to universal health coverage

New WHO analysis shows how access to health care and financial protection deteriorated in Cyprus following health budget cuts and coverage restrictions from 2012 to 2015. Policy responses to the…

Pope Francis Defends Iraq Trip Despite Covid-19 Risks

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE—Pope Francis responded to public-health concerns about his trip to Iraq by saying he had considered the dangers, but ultimately trusted in God to protect Iraqis. Several…

USDA Invests $285 Million to Improve National Forest and Grassland Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2021 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest $285 million to help the Forest Service address critical deferred maintenance and…

Better than screening: with WHO’s help Ukraine chose a cost-efficient policy to prevent breast cancer

International Women’s Day (IWD), 8 March is an opportunity to highlight a health issue that affects up to 1 out of 10 women in many countries of the European Region…

Public health experts elated with COVID-19 vaccine delivery, assure Nigerians of vaccine effectiveness and safety.

Abuja, 8 March, 2021 - When Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa received the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines, government officials and stakeholders heaved a sigh of relieve. For…

Where Does Prince Harry’s Massive Wealth Come From?

In early January 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their intentions to step back as senior members of the royal family. The royals also revealed their plan to become…

Big uptick in bot traffic jeopardizes vaccine appointments

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies continue to grow, many of the initial logistical hurdles to getting them into arms have been ironed out. But many challenges are still there – and…

How provider orgs need to respond to 2021’s cybersecurity threats

The COVID-19 pandemic created a vastly different working paradigm in healthcare, with huge numbers of employees moving from the office environment to working from home. This, in turn, opened up…