COVID-19 has exposed existing health inequalities in many countries, including Canada. In this blog the authors discuss how to provide support to groups with differing needs and how to lessen these inequities between ethnic groups.
Monthly Archives: November 2020
18-24 November 2020 is Antibiotic Awareness Week. The week aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and promote best practices to reduce use of antibiotics to slow and stop the spread of further antibiotic resistance in pathogens so we can continue to treat infections readily and easily. WIth this in mind, here we share some of the best articles published on antibiotics and antibiotic resistance over the last year.
Here we ask Dr Sumanth Gandra some questions about AMR, antibiotic stewardship and what he thinks the future holds.
2020 has seen some governments ignoring their own healthcare advice, and in the USA top officials have publicly flaunted the wearing of masks What effects has this had on their response to the crisis? In this blog Dr Kevin Kavanagh expands on his recent report to discuss how the country got to where it is now, and what it needs to do to get out of this situation.
Over the past two decades, the world has seen major epidemics from EBOLA, SARS and MERS. Some countries have learnt lessons from these, and other countries haven’t to devastating results. In this blog, Dr Kevin Kavanagh expands on his recent report and discusses the effects of insufficient preparation have had on the USA and what infrastructure needs to be in place to prevent this from happening again.
COVID-19 pandemic and continuum of care in people living with HIV: the experience of a hospital in Northern Italy
The care pressure sustained by Infectious Disease units during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has put a strain on the ability to offer quality care to chronic HIV patients in need of visits and periodic drugs delivery. The experience of Spedali Civili of Brescia, Italy, highlights the importance of a resilient healthcare system and the need to implement new strategies in order to guarantee the continuum of HIV care even in the context of emergency.