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Welcome to the Moore County Health Department's Healthcare Provider News Portal. This page is intended to inform our healthcare community about communicable disease surveillance in Moore County. The Moore County Health Department is committed to ensuring that healthcare providers have access to countywide disease data summaries in order to improve patient care. Providers, please remember to report communicable diseases to the Health Department. Accurate reporting helps to stop the spread of disease and helps us to gain knowledge about the health of our community.

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This channel provides the five most recent WHO news articles.
  • WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally
    WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually.

    The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which both organizations launched in 1991. The practical guidance encourages new mothers to breastfeed and informs health workers how best to support breastfeeding.
  • WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria
    WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta.

    According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central nervous systems of those exposed.
  • Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026
    Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners.

    The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy, which was launched by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, Nigeria’s Minister of Health and partners at a regional meeting in Abuja, Nigeria on Tuesday (10 April).
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  • Health Departments Work Off the Field to Keep Fans Safe, Healthy on Game Day
    It's almost game day. Over the course of this week, an estimated 1 million people will visit Atlanta for the Super Bowl LIII experience or to attend the game on Sunday, Feb. 3. A week from now, after the Vince Lombardi Trophy is awarded and the fans head home, things will return to normal. And if everything goes to plan, no one will be the wiser that Georgia's state and local health departments were working behind the scenes'with the support of CDC's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program'to protect the public's health. The PHEP program is a critical source of
  • Service Beyond Oneself: MRC Volunteers Share Their 'Why'
    The Martin Luther King (MLK) Day of Service'is an opportunity to help''strengthen communities, bridge barriers, [and] create solutions to social problems' through volunteering. While there are many ways to strengthen your community, one way is to help your community prepare for public health emergencies. Improving community preparedness and responses to public health emergencies is, of course, a principal aim of the CDC's Center for Preparedness and Response'as well as a central focus of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), a volunteer organization you may wish to consider if you are looking for a way to'get involved in your community. The MRC
  • 5 Practical Skills for the Holiday 'Host(ess) with the Mostest'
    It's not easy playing the part of host or hostess with the “mostest' at the holidays. A lot of time, effort, and planning goes into making merry with family and friends. In all the excitement of getting the house and food ready for guests, honest mistakes, minor mishaps, and even life-threatening emergencies can happen. Some accidents are just that … accidents; others'like turkey fryer fires'are often preventable. You can prepare for all of them. Practical skills and lessons are everyday competencies that you can learn'and teach to others'to prepare your health for and protect people's wellness in an emergency. Here

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