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A safer world starts with strong primary healthcare

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

The covid-19 pandemic has reminded us of the critical role that primary healthcare has in keeping our communities safe and healthy, say Orin Levine, Atul Gawande, Gina Lagomarsino, Edward Kelley, Lu Wei Pearson, and Muhammad Ali Pate in a BMJ opinion of October 26

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Dealing with Collateral Damage of COVID-19: It's not all about cure - it's about care

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

Disruptions as a result of COVID-19 disproportionately affect those in society who are most vulnerable. By strengthening Primary Health Care, populations will have access to quality care in times of both crisis and calm. Sarah Burgmann, Tom Carter, Judith de Jong and Diederik Aarendonk have highlighted this in the EFPC's recent BMJ opinion piece (link below). 

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EU H2020 call: Behavioural, social and economic impacts of the outbreak response ID: SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2C

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

2nd fast-track Coronavirus Call (H2020) Deadline Model : single-stage Opening:   19 May 2020 Deadline:   11 June 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time Scope: Proposals should focus on lessons learnt: they should i) address how to mitigate social and economic impacts of the outbreak response related to health systems; ii) identify non-intended consequences of epidemic-control decisions; and iii) provide answers to social, including gendered, dynamics o...

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Taken from "Role of Dietitians in the fight against COVID-19, EFAD Briefing Paper"

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

"Helping people get back on their feet Even when people are well enough to leave hospital after COVID-19, their journey is not over. Dietitians have an important role to play in rehabilitation, reducing risk of complications and shortening recovery times. Patients who have suffered COVID-19 and been hospitalised will be at increased risk of malnutrition and will likely have suffered loss of muscle during their stay. Dietitians can recommend nutr...

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Chronically ill and Covid times

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

Dear Martin, I share your concern about collateral damage due to COVID response, and I am particularly concerned about chronic patients and fetal emergencies like MI. In Turkey regular patients are put on hold both in primary and also secondary care. They are asked not to seek medical care for non urgent incidences. Many scheduled chronic care visits are cancelled or postponed. At the moment outpatient clinics are mostly empty and/or turned into...

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PC management of Covid pandemic

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

Dear Sarah, very relevant questions that we are all in need of answers. It is important to share experiences in our countries to  acknowledge best practices in primary care while dealing with these issues. In Turkey hospitals were initial places of interest for corona fight and primary care is neglected so far. However primary care units developed their own individual solutions and very recently pandemic comission of Istanbul is putting effort i...

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WHO European Region Health System Response Monitor (HSRM)

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

The Health System Response Monitor (HSRM) has been designed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to collect and organize up-to-date information on how countries are responding to the crisis. It focuses primarily on the responses of health systems but also captures wider public health initiatives. This is a joint undertaking of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Commission, and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

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COVID-19 Extraordinary Call for Proposals launched: 600,000 EUR for projects in fields of healthcare, education & MSMEs

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

As a response to the unprecedented pandemic caused by COVID-19, the Central European Initiative has launched an Extraordinary Call for Proposals 2020 to promptly support its Member States (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine). Three areas of intervention:  ·                Healthcare and telemedicin...

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