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China Global Television Network (CGTN) Africa reports: “Health workers in Ghana warn of potential COVID-19 calamity.”

Health workers in Ghana warned the government in July 2020 that they need better protective equipment to ensure a safe working environment. At that time, 77 health workers had contracted Covid-19. Only 10 days later, more than 2000 health workers had tested positive for Covid-19. This clearly displays the need for knowledge and systems to ensure a safe working environment.

Profile picture of educator Ole Jacob Møllerløkken. © University of Bergen Ole Jacob Møllerløkken – I hope that you in this course have learned about different factors that may be encountered at workplaces, and that you are inspired to find possible ways to achieve a safe workplace in spite of different risk factors for health.

Reuters reports from Iraq:

“Violence mounts against Iraqi doctors as COVID cases spike. Iraqi doctor Tariq Al-Sheibani remembers little else beyond cowering on the ground as a dozen relatives of a patient, who had just died of COVOD-19, beat him unconscious.”

Profile picture of educator Gro Tjalvin © University of Bergen Gro Tjalvin: – Health personnel should be educated to recognize work-related diseases, and be able to suggest preventive measures. This is where I hope this course will make a major contribution. Because, – no one should be harmed at work!

The New York Times reports: “The price of recycling old laptops: toxic fumes in Thailands’s lungs. The e-waste industry is booming in Southeast Asia, frightening residents worried for their health.”

Profile picture of educator Magne Bråtveit © University of Bergen Magne Bråtveit: – Our course has focused on occupational exposures in traditional industries in developing countries. This knowledge will make you prepared to look out for occupational risks in newer sectors like the recycling industry.

CNN reports: “At least 16 killed from carbon monoxide poisoning in China coal mine accident.”

Profile picture of lead educator Bente E. Moen © University of Bergen Bente Elisabeth Moen: -My wish is that this MOOC can be an inspiration for all students to work for good working conditions.

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