“Health is a state of complete mental, social and physical well-being, not merely the absence of
disease or infirmity.” – World Health Organisation
Currently, the world is facing a global health crisis unlike any other — COVID-19 is spreading human suffering, destabilizing the global economy and upending the lives of billions of people.
The difference this time has been innovation: the speed with which vaccines have been discovered and distributed. And also the sharing of knowledge which led to changes in disease management.
As the shared body of global evidence grew exponentially grew clinical habits changed. Sharing knowledge about treating patients (intubate or not) preventing COVID (instituting mask-wearing) or patient support during recovery (ongoing research around long COVID), and identifying the symptoms (a loss in taste and smell) lead to implementing changes at the point of care.
Transparent, trustworthy guidelines act as a best-practice reference for those on the frontline in curbing the spread of COVID-19, but are particularly helpful in places that have limited capacity to keep up with the sheer volume and implications of new knowledge.
WICMI can only aspire to have such an impact with its sharing knowledge and experience
But in a world in which everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care every little helps.
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