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New highly-effective weight loss drugs (such as Novo Nordisk's "Wegovy") are not a “silver bullet” for addressing the rapid rise in global obesity rates, the World Healt
13 May 2023
Teresa Xu did not anticipate that five years after she was denied an egg-freezing treatment at a Beijing hospital for being unmarried, her subsequent lawsuit would be at
11 May 2023
WHO’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee discussed the pandemic on Thursday (4/5) at its 15th meeting on Covid-19, and WHO Director-General Tedros Adha
05 May 2023

Be Safe everywhere in Greece

Greece is investing in alternative forms of tourism and targeting the constantly increasing wellness market, said Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) President An
16 Feb 2023
Joint actions to develop and promote health tourism options in Greece are the focus of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) finalized recently between the Greek Health To
21 Jul 2022
The first case of monkeypox in Greece was confirmed yesterday by EODY (National Organization of Public Health).
09 Jun 2022
Greeks and visitors to the country are no longer required to wear masks anywhere inside or outdoors, including at restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops, as a new governmen
01 Jun 2022


Singapore removed most remaining COVID-19 restrictions on April 26, easing its entry requirements for travelers, according to its health ministry.
28 Apr 2022
The Government of Hong Kong updated the conditions and quarantine rules for visiting vessels and removed the COVID-19 related restrictions on bunker-only calls.
05 Apr 2022
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim made a statement regarding the fire onboard the Euroferry Olympia, expressing concerns and congratulating the efforts of the search and
25 Feb 2022

Global Health

Negotiations on new rules for dealing with pandemics are underway at the World Health Organization (WHO), with a target date of May 2024 for a legally binding agreement
23 May 2023
Taking Novo Nordisk’s (NOVOb.CO) new obesity drug may help reduce the risk of heart disease as well as boost weight loss, according to new research from the United State
21 May 2023
A World Health Organization (WHO) advisory group on Thursday recommended that this year's COVID-19 booster shots be updated to target one of the currently dominant XBB v
19 May 2023

Before your travel

Ecuador reported its first case of human transmission of bird flu in a 9-year-old girl, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, marking a rare case of human infection a mon
11 Jan 2023
Countries should consider recommending that passengers wear masks on long-haul flights, given the rapid spread of the latest Omicron subvariant of COVID-19 in the United
09 Jan 2023
State media in China played down the severity of a surge of COVID-19 infections ahead of an expected briefing on Tuesday by its scientists to the World Health Organizati
03 Jan 2023

During your travel

Teresa Xu did not anticipate that five years after she was denied an egg-freezing treatment at a Beijing hospital for being unmarried, her subsequent lawsuit would be at
11 May 2023
England's National Health Service (NHS) on Monday announced a two-year recovery plan to help restore emergency care and frontline services, currently struggling through
01 Feb 2023
Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) is not in talks with Chinese authorities to license a generic version of its COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid for use there, but is in discussions about a
10 Jan 2023

After your travel

Belgium will test wastewater from planes arriving from China for new COVID variants as part of new steps against the spread of the coronavirus as infections in China sur
02 Jan 2023
England faces Italy on Sunday in the final at London's Wembley Stadium, which has already hosted two semi-finals over two days this week with crowds of around 60,000 peo
09 Jul 2021

Success Stories

Partnership for Healthy Cities award recipients include Montevideo, Uruguay for food policy; Mexico City, Mexico for road safety; Vancouver, Canada for surveillance; Ath
16 Mar 2023
On Thursday 17 November a group of delegates from the Hellenic Medical Society of Australia and Hellenic Diaspora World Congress met with representatives from the Univer
17 Nov 2022
The news that the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and Biontech is "90% effective" was received with worldwide relief, the two laboratories announced today.
10 Nov 2020