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European Medicines Agency (EMA): Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) updates

General - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

Table of contents What's newSupporting the development of medicines and vaccinesAdvice on clinical trialsMonitoring the impact on medicine supply chainsAdvice on using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofenWorking with EU and international partnersImpact on EMA activities and meetings

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Contributions and challenges of general practitioners in China fighting against the novel coronavirus crisis

General - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

Community engagement is the first line of defence in the battle against infectious diseases. GPs are both gatekeepers and health promotors by empowering the community to build a firewall against the deadly virus. GPs are engaged in each of the three phases of response to the disease. For example, they help block the viral transmission in phase 1 by monitoring people at designated checkpoints, and they slow the increase of cases by treating patien...

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Reflections on the EPH workshops on prisoner health

Projects - Impact of EFPC

Prisoner health, public health, and primary care The European Public Health Conference was last year in Marseille. The conference brought together 2,500 public health professionals, researchers and policy makers. I attended two workshops on health of prisoners. Prisoner health is an often neglected problem with both public health and primary care aspects. Prisoners have a worse health compared to the general population, characterised by mental h...

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Mental Health in Prisons - Coping with the Coronavirus

Prison Health - PRIMORE PROJECT

What is undoubtedly at the forefront of the headlines at the moment is Covid 19 and its vast impacts on global health systems, economies and infrastructure. Vulnerable populations are worst effected; the elderly, those with pre-existing conditions, poorer populations etc. However, amongst these vulnerable populations are those confined within an environment that, given current events, might not necessarily be at the top of everyones agenda; pris...

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