COVID-19 (Coronavirus): ADB Information Centre

Blogs

Read the latest blogs related to COVID-19 from our clinical editors and guest writers.

No ‘one size fits all’ approach to delivering COVID-19 vaccination programs

in Blogs:       By Dr Patrick L. Osewe, Chief of Health Sector Group, Asian Development Bank Countries around the world are eager to accelerate efforts to deliver COVID-19 vaccines. Lessons from countries currently delivering mass COVID-19 vaccination…

Female healthcare heroes: interview with Dr Chyntia Jasirwan

in Blogs: According to the WHO, 70% of the world’s health workers are women. As we celebrate International Women’s Day this month, we want to spotlight some of the incredible women we have met…

Female healthcare heroes: interview with Karola Inakue

in Blogs:   According to the WHO, 70% of the world’s health  workers are women. As we celebrate International Women’s Day this month, we want to spotlight some of the incredible women we have met through the ADB/BMJ partnership and…

Tackling misinformation is key to COVID-19 vaccination drive

in Blogs: As COVID-19 immunisation programmes start to get underway in the Asia Pacific region, governments are having to grapple with the spread of rumours and misinformation as well as the myriad logistical challenges involved with distributing and administering vaccines. Building trust…

How to manage a patient with COVID-19 and heart failure

in Blogs: Patients with heart disease have faced multiple risks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients with coronary artery disease or hypertension are at increased risk of developing a severe infection. The pandemic has also meant that certain services for patients with heart…

How to manage a patient with COVID-19 and diabetes

in Blogs: Managing a patient with COVID-19 and diabetes is a delicate balancing act. It involves actively treating the infection and at the same time keeping diabetes under control. But this is easier said than done. Some of the treatments for COVID-19…

BMJ wants to hear about your Covid-19 work

in Blogs: The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest challenges for frontline health workers around the world. At the BMJ, we want to build a community where frontline healthcare workers can share their Covid-19 experiences and learning, wherever they are. You…

Asian Development Bank and BMJ working together to support frontline healthcare workers

in Blogs: Since the onset of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) which causes Covid-19, frontline healthcare workers around the world have been at high risk of infection. As the pandemic continues, they remain at the frontline,…

Personal protective equipment and the COVID-19 pandemic

in Blogs: Recently, there has been a lot of news regarding the availability or unavailability of personal protective equipment. However, not as much attention has been paid to whether healthcare professionals have been trained correctly in putting on (donning) and taking off (doffing) the equipment.

Standards of care in the Covid-19 crisis

in Blogs: COVID-19 has put enormous strain on healthcare systems around the world. Many healthcare professionals have found themselves in the middle of this crisis and are wondering where to turn for help. Care must also be evidence-based - although, at the start of an outbreak, there may not be a great deal of evidence on which to base decisions.
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