76th WHA endorses Emergency, Critical and Operative Care (ECO) Services

The Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly (WHA) took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 21st to 30th May 2023. With the theme “WHO at 75: Saving lives, driving health for all,” this year’s Health Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution that called for timely additional global efforts to strengthen the planning and provision of quality emergency, critical and […]

72nd World Health Assembly adopts resolution on emergency and trauma care

Delegates to the 72nd World Health Assembly have adopted a resolution on emergency and trauma care aimed at helping countries to ensure timely care for the acutely ill and injured. It is estimated that more than half of deaths in low- and middle-income countries result from conditions that could be treated with prehospital and emergency […]

WHO launches the Global Emergency and Trauma Care Initiative

8 December 2018 | GENEVA/DAVOS:  Today with the generous support of the Davos-based AO Foundation, WHO launches the Global Emergency and Trauma Care Initiative. Around the world, acutely ill and injured people die every day due to a lack of timely emergency care. Among them are children and adults with injuries and infections, heart attacks and strokes, […]

Violence and injuries account for 1 in 11 deaths worldwide

Experts gather to exchange knowledge to scale up lifesaving violence and injury prevention efforts 5 NOVEMBER 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand – Violence and injuries take the lives of more than 13000 people around the world each day. In an effort to prevent them, experts gather for Safety 2018 to share the latest evidence and experiences from […]

Top 10 Posts of 2017

Mistakes that Kill during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Too Slow or Too Fast Chest Compressions Too Shallow or Too Deep Chest Compressions Too Many or Too Slow Breaths Leaning on the Chest Too Many Interruptions Giving Up Too Soon Too Slow Adaptation     Oxygen Bubble Bottles or Bacteria Swimming Pools? Humidified oxygen is widely administered in hospitals […]

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