Health promotion

Korea: Text alerting on COVID-19 outbreak areas/zones

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:05

sciencedirect.com (05.05.2020) One of the most effective ways that the Korean government rapidly dispersed these daily updates is emergency SMS messages. All citizens receive daily alert messages through their mobile phones from their local authorities. The alert message arrives with a 40–60 db alarm sound, and contains information from KCDC about newly confirmed patients and their recent trajectories if available.

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korea, Republic of
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Korean health insurance system to be promoted through World Bank

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 08/27/2020 - 15:46

 Korea Biomedical Review (19.06.2020) The National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) said it would team up with the World Bank to create online content for learning Korea’s experience of running the national health insurance system. At the request of the World Bank, the NIHS has signed a memorandum of understanding with the bank to make the online learning contents about the excellence of the nation’s healthcare coverage and the NIHS’ operation experience, the NIHS said.

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Taiwan: First "Public Health Specialists Act" in Asia passed in Taiwan

Submitted by siha on Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:10

Taiwan Today (18.05.2020) The Public Health Specialists Act, which provides for a national certification for public health professionals, passed the Legislature May 15 in Taipei City.

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Taiwan, China
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Health
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Japan: COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA)

Submitted by siha on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 22:51

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (26.06.2020) The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has developed a new coronavirus contact confirmation application (COCOA)  to help prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections. This application uses the smartphone's proximity communication function (Bluetooth), with the consent of the user himself, to ensure privacy so that they do not know each other. The user will receive the notification that they have come into contact with a person who is positive for the new coronavirus infection.

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japan
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Health promotion
E-services
The technological transition
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New Vision Zero self-check tool: Wellbeing and teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic | Vision Zero

Submitted by btreichel on Wed, 05/20/2020 - 09:55

The japanese company IDEC, an Vision Zero Supporter who signed up on the Vision Zero website to promote safety, health and wellbeing, has developed this interesting tool to manage wellbeing in times of COVID-19. Leveraging the Vision Zero philosophy to ensure Safety, Health, and Wellbeing, this checklist tool is based on the 7 Golden Rules. It focusses on the Vision Zero aspects of wellbeing, such as a ‘lack of control’ or a ‘lack of social support’ while working remotely, as well as other factors that define wellbeing at home.

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japan
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Health promotion
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UN leads call to protect most vulnerable from mental health crisis during and after COVID-19 | | UN News

Submitted by btreichel on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 11:45

UN Secretary-General Policy Brief: COVID-19 and the need for action on mental health

Key messages:

The problem:

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Africa
Asia
australia
Americas
Europe
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Health promotion
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Belarus: Decree "On material incentives for healthcare workers"

Submitted by rmensing on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 15:41

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signs Decree "On material incentives for healthcare workers".

The document provides for the establishment of an additional monthly allowance for work in conditions associated with infectious diseases. In particular, it concerns employees of health care institutions providing care to patients with infections, as well as those working in conditions associated with infections.

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belarus
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Myanmar: Free psychosocial services | COVID-19 Myanmar

Submitted by siha on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 13:07

Ministry of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement (10.04.2020)  In order to promote mental health for people under stress due to Covid-19 quarantine isolation, the Ministry of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement provides psychosocial consultation services. Contact numbers are listed by state and region and available from 9:30 to 16:30.

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myanmar
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VZ-Chile: La solución para el coronavirus es Obra de Todos ¿Desde qué punto de vista puedes ayudar tú?

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 04/22/2020 - 17:33

Una contribución de la Comunidad Visión Zero: La Cámara de Construcción de Chile está ayudando a sus miembros a implementar procedimientos para enfrentar la pandemia que ha afectado a todos los países. Los siguientes materiales, y otros, han sido producidos y distribuidos por CChC y se pueden descargar aquí: https://coronavirus.cchc.cl/

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chile
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Health promotion
Safety and health at work
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Colombia: Se reconoce el Covid-19 como enfermedad laboral para trabajadores en el sector salud

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 17:09

regiones.gov.co (12.04.2020) Decreto 538. Artículo 13. Requisitos para inclusión del Coronavirus COVID-19 como enfermedad laboral directa. Elimfnense los requisitos de que trata el parágrafo 2 del artículo 4 de la Ley 1562 de 2012 para incluir dentro de la tabla de enfermedades laborales, el Coronavirus COVID- 19 como enfermedad laboral directa, respecto de los trabajadores del sector salud, incluyendo al personal administrativo, de aseo, vigilancia y de apoyo que preste servicios en las diferentes actividades de prevención, diagnóstico y atención de esta enfermedad.

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colombia
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