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Science in 5 is WHO’s conversations in science. Listen to WHO experts explaining science related to COVID-19.

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Science in 5 is WHO’s conversations in science. Listen to WHO experts explaining science related to COVID-19.

    Microbes are becoming resistant to antibiotics

    Microbes are becoming resistant to antibiotics

    Microbes like bacteria, fungus and viruses are becoming resistant to medicines like antibiotics. WHO has declared antimicrobial resistance as a global health and developmental threat. How can we stop antimicrobial resistance?  Dr Hanan Balkhy explains in Science in 5.

    • 5 min
    Oral health

    Oral health

    A new WHO report shows that half of world’s population suffers from diseases of teeth, gums or the mouth. Why is oral health important for everyone? What conditions can result from poor oral health? How can we maintain and improve oral health? Dr Benoit Varenne explains in Science in 5. 

    • 5 min
    Future of Health

    Future of Health

    2023 will mark the 75th year of the World Health Organization. The world has achieved many public health milestones in these 75 years. In Science in 5 today we will take a look into the future - to understand what are the innovations we can expect and what will be some of our biggest challenges. Here to paint us a picture of what Health for All would look like in the future is WHO's Chief Scientist, Dr Soumya Swaminathan. 

    • 5 min
    Minimize infection at health care facilities

    Minimize infection at health care facilities

    Half the health care facilities in the world do not have basic hygiene services. What are the points when you are most at risk of infection at a healthcare facility? How can you lower your risk of infection? WHO’s Dr Richard Johnston explains in Science in 5.

    • 5 min
    Older adults and COVID-19 vaccines

    Older adults and COVID-19 vaccines

    What do we know so far about older adults and COVID-19 vaccines? How long does the effect of the vaccine last and how successful have countries been in vaccinating older adults? WHO’s Dr Katherine O’Brien explains in Science in 5 

    • 5 min
    Public Health Emergency of International Concern

    Public Health Emergency of International Concern

    How does WHO determine that an outbreak or an event constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern? What actions does it trigger in countries? How does WHO decide that an outbreak no longer constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern? WHO’s Dr Carmen Dolea explains in Science in 5.

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COVID guest citing speculative theory from January 2021 debunked by April data. World Health Organization has been slow to modify its positions and this podcast of theirs is similarly out of date. Listening to this podcast will not inform you well on current medical events.

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