Latest Scandinavian Healthcare & Wellness News

Ambassador Marina Berg in virtual discussion on Sweden’s bilateral relationship with Indonesia

Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Marina Berg was on 28 May 2020 holding a virtual conference with Kompass senior editor and Indonesian Ambassador in Stokholm  H.E. Bagas Hapsoro marking the 70 yers anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Sweden was established in 1950, followed by the establishment…

Swedish embassy Bangkok reminds all on road safety initiative day

Swedish Embassy Bangkok published a statement on 27 May 2020 to celebrate a positive initiative since 1995, the statement said: “Today is “Trafiknykterhetens dag” in Sweden, it’s a day to pay attention to the consequences of “drink and drive” In Sweden, there’s a very effective concept for road safety. The concept Vision Zero was introduced…

Malaysian Danish Business Council Chairman published concern letter over Corona Crisis

Allan Jensen, Chairman of the Malaysian Danish Business Council published a letter to members on 21 May 2020 with concern on Corona Crisis in Malaysia. In the letter, Allan Jensen explains that MDBC together with other chambers via EUMCCI has appealed to the government to consider the impact of the current Covid-19 restrictions on expatriate…

Scandinavian governments donate relief fund to Taal volcano eruption victims in the Philippines

Denmatk, Norway and Sweden are part of a multi national donor group of countries that will resume dispersing relief to people affected by the current eruption of the Taal Vocano in the Philippines. The distribution of cash grant was disrupted by the Covid-19 outbreak. The other donors and partners of the relief effort include the Red…

Denmark donates 50,000 masks to Hlaing Tharyar community in Myanmar

Denmark has donated 50,000 medical grade masks for the vulnerable community in Hlaing Tharyar Township, which is one of the most populated townships in Yangon Region with a large number of internal migrant workers. The masks will be distributed through the township’s Covid-19 Prevention and Control Committee to the street vendors and daily wage earners…

Wilhelmsen started crowd funding to support seafarers during Covid-19 crisis

Wilhelmsen, the Norwegian ship management company announced that they have started supporting a crowdfunding campaign by Mission’s Samaritan’s Fund to support affected seafarers during Covid-19 crisis, on 20 May 2020. The Mission’s Samaritan’s Fund helps provide support where it is most needed by seafarers and their families, often in life-changing situations. The Wilhelmsen statement said…

Denmark supports Myanmar garment manufacturers on health and work safety

Danish embassy in Myanmar published a statement on their latest project on 8 May 2020, that Denmark has confirmed its support to two local garment manufacturers to continue with their work flow. Danish Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Mr John Nielsen said “We believe it is important to encourage local production of PPE to fight COVID-19,…

Superbugs in livestock might kill more than the Covid-19, alerts NGO

Of all human diseases, 60% originate in animals By 2050, it is projected 10 million people will die due to antibiotic resistance each year  Three-quarters of global antibiotics are administered to livestock The world is in the middle of one of the worst pandemics of the last decades, and the international NGO Sinergia Animal alerts…

Telenor Myanmar gets involved in assisting Central Committee for Covid-19 prevention

Since 9 April 2020, Telenor Myanmar has been using its platform to raise funds for the National-Level Central Committee for covid-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment through an SMS-enabled donation programme. Telenor is calling on its 22 million customers in Myanmar to be part of the nationwide prevention, control and treatment of covid-19. Customers can send…

SAS and Singapore Airline cabin crew assisting hospitals to ease workload during Covid-19 crisis

A group of Swedish flight attendants from Scandinavian Airlines SAS who have been laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, are training as assistant nurses to help relieve the load on the overburdened medical departments. Airline cabin crew are considered good candidates to work in hospitals because they are required to complete medical training to…