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Logan University Announced as New WFC Premier Corporate Partner. June 19, 2020

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LOGAN UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCED AS NEW WFC PREMIER CORPORATE PARTNER

Toronto, June 19, 2020

Logan location prLogan University has signed a three-year agreement to become the Premier Corporate Partner of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC).

Announcing the partnership, WFC Secretary-General Richard Brown commented, “We have a longstanding relationship with Logan University and are delighted to be partnering in this way. As a strong supporter of our #BeEPIC campaign, we know that Logan is aligned with our vision, mission and values. The range of programs offered at the university reflects its commitment to interprofessional, collaborative care and their extensive history of delivering evidence-based, quality chiropractic education makes Logan an excellent fit for the WFC.”

Read more: Logan University Announced as New WFC Premier Corporate Partner. June 19, 2020

 

CORONAVIRUS: Advice for chiropractors. June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020

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On March 11, 2020, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As of June 14, 2020, there have been over 7.69 million confirmed cases globally. There are currently over 427,000 confirmed deaths. Chiropractors are primary contact health care professionals and to protect themselves, their patients and their communities they must stay current with the latest scientific evidence, information and advice. In many countries around the world chiropractors have ceased providing direct, hands-on care to patients in response to governmental or health policy advice. The global situation regarding COVID-19 is evolving daily and advice may change over time pending developments and emerging scientific knowledge. This updated advice note is current as of June 14, 2020, based on WHO source material and has been produced with advice and guidance from the WFC Research Committee and WFC Public Health Committee.

WHAT IS COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is the infectious disease caused by the recently discovered severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections in humans. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. On January 30, 2020 the International Health Regulations Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern" and on March 11, 2020 it was officially declared a pandemic.

MASKS - UPDATED ADVICE

The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its advice on masks on June 5, 2020. It advises that masks should be worn as one part of a comprehensive strategy to suppress transmission and save lives. Masks are not sufficient on their own to prevent transmission and other measures, such as hand-washing and physical distancing, are equally important. Full WHO guidance on the use of masks can be found here.

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WFC Executive Officers 2020-2022 Announced. May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

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WFC EXECUTIVE OFFICERS 2020-2022 ANNOUNCED

DSC 9659 Vivian Kil webToronto, May 15, 2020. At a meeting of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) held on May 7-8, 2020, the Board of Directors elected Executive Officers to serve two-year terms of office.

Dr Vivian Kil M.Chiro, DC, of Beek, The Netherlands was elected WFC President. Dr Kil is a graduate of AECC University College in the UK and practices full-time in a multidisciplinary clinic, where she is the owner and clinic director. She is the youngest elected President in the WFC's 32-year history and its first female leader. Before her election to President, Dr Kil served in the capacity of Interim President from May 2019. She is a past president of the Netherlands Chiropractic Association and a former vice-president of the European Chiropractors?Union. Dr Kil has
represented the WFC's European region on the WFC Board of Directors since 2016.

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WFC issues statement of solidarity with WHO. April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

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STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

At a time of significant threats to global public health, the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) stands in solidarity with World Health Organization (WHO) in its role of promoting health for all and in protecting population health in all nations.

WHO is the United Nations' specialist agency for health. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we consider that the role of WHO has never been more important in coordinating a unified, global response to the spread of COVID-19. In countries with strong health systems and in those whose health systems are fragile, the role of WHO is critical in bringing together scientific, epidemiological and clinical experts to guide the response of Member States and minimize loss of life.

Read more: WFC issues statement of solidarity with WHO. April 28, 2020

   

CORONAVIRUS: Advice for chiropractors April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020

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On March 11, 2020, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As of April 17, 2020, there have been over 2.075 million confirmed cases in 213 countries, areas or territories. There are currently over 140,000 confirmed deaths. Chiropractors are primary contact health care professionals and to protect themselves, their patients and their communities they must stay current with the latest scientific evidence, information and advice. In many countries around the world chiropractors have ceased providing direct, hands-on care to patients in response to governmental or health policy advice. The global situation regarding COVID-19 is evolving daily and advice may change over time pending developments and emerging scientific knowledge. This advice note is current as of April 17, 2020 and has been produced with advice and guidance from the WFC Research Committee and WFC Public Health Committee. 

Key messages

1. The WFC acknowledges the service of chiropractors around the world in contributing to the health of nations. We recognize that this is a challenging time and that we are in unprecedented territory with regard to the global outbreak and spread of COVID-19. As a worldwide community, the WFC understands that there are many questions being asked of chiropractors and that the situation varies from country to country. In order to support the global efforts of our fellow health professionals it is of critical importance that chiropractors communicate information to their patients and communities that is current, scientifically accurate and comes from authoritative sources.

2. Advice communicated to patients by chiropractors and their staff should be based on advice from WHO and official national public health agencies in their country.

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WFC PHC urges heightened awareness of domestic violence. April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020 

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WFC Public Health Committee urges heightened awareness of family and domestic violence amid COVID-19 pandemic.

With chiropractors increasingly engaged in telehealth and other consultations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WFC’s Public Health Committee (PHC) is urging chiropractors to be on alert for signs of family and domestic violence experienced by patients seeking help for musculoskeletal concerns, such as back, neck and joint pains.

The call comes as United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres issued stark figures in his April 5, 2020 address [1]. He indicated that the rate of violence against women and girls had risen sharply following the imposition of lockdown measures during the pandemic. Dr Guterres pointed out that the threat of violence for many women and girls was largest in the very place where they should feel safest: in their own homes.

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