WHO issues guidelines on the treatment of children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19

MIS-C is a rare but serious condition where children with COVID-19 develop inflammation affecting different organs of the body. Children with this condition need specialized care, and may need to be admitted to intensive care. Although MIS-C is a serious condition, with the right medical care, children with this condition recover. WHO’s updated guidelines recommend the use of corticosteroids in hospitalized children (aged 0-18 years) with this condition, in addition to supportive treatment and care.

New: Caregiver Toolbox

Community health workers and nurses at the primary level are often the first access to the health system.  To care for patients in the best way and according to the lastest standards, it is vital to have quick and easy access to the correct and latest information. The CAREGIVER TOOLBOX offers health care workers the opportunity for ongoing education to improve patient care.

MEDBOX Issue Brief 17 "Women Cancer"

Women's cancers have a significant impact on women's health worldwide. According to the World Health Organisation, nearly three million women are diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer every year. In this Issue Brief you will find more information.  Take a look at all available Issue Briefs  here.

MEDBOX Issue Brief 16: Myths & COVID-19 Vaccination

Many studies have shown the effectiveness of vaccination against COVID-19 and that it protects against severe illness. A high vaccination rate is needed to combat the pandemic worldwide. Due to misinformation and myths, there is still a great hesitancy to vaccinate . With this Issue Brief, we would like to present various myths and provide you with educational materials on the respective topics for communication. This issue Brief is available in English and French.

MEDBOX Video Series

The MEDBOX team has produced a new video clip series to virtually explain "The idea behind MEDBOX" as well as the different possibilities of use. Video 2 "How to search a document" deals with searching specific documents, video 3  MEDBOX Features explains how to register, how to use MY MEDBOX and MY NEWS and video 4 TOOLBOXES gives you a brief overview about our available Toolboxes. You find these video clips here in MEDBOX and on YouTube!



Reijer, P.; and S. Mauder  (2021)

HIV drug resistance report 2021

World Health Organization (WHO)  (2021)

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Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Center for Disease , African CDC  (2021)

African Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines for Common Bacterial Infections and Syndromes – Recommended Antibiotic Treatments in Neonatal and Pediatric Patients

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy  (2021)

Kindred Organisation