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Turkey Medicals – the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the worldwide loss of life due to the Covid-19 pandemic is approaching about 15 million.

WHO announced that in 2020-2021, Covid-19-related deaths are considered incomplete, and the actual numbers have reached about 15 million worldwide. The WHO, which reported that many countries have reported Covid-19-related deaths, said that in addition to the 5.4 million officially announced casualties so far, it is estimated that another 9.5 million people have lost their lives.

The WHO noted that the rates of what it called ”excess deaths” are indirectly linked to Covid-19, either directly due to the disease or due to the impact of the epidemic on health systems and society. WHO also stated that elements such as lack of records and inadequate testing in some regions also caused excessive mortality rates to be high.

According to a WHO report, 84 percent of excess deaths are concentrated in Southeast Asia, Europe and the Americas, while about 68 percent of excess deaths are concentrated in 10 countries globally.

These 10 countries are “Brazil, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and the United States,” a data representative from WHO said at a press conference on the issue. According to a WHO report, countries with extreme mortality rates were low included China, Australia, Japan and Norway.

The WHO stated that the excess death rate from loss of life due to Covid-19 is 57 percent higher in men, while this rate is 43 percent in women. It was also noted that the excess mortality rate is quite high in the elderly.

There have been 4.7 million deaths in India, which is said to account for almost 1 in 3 of the Covid-19-related deaths globally, the WHO said, adding that this is about 10 times the official figures cited by India.

Dr. from the WHO’s data division said, “This is a tragedy. We need to hold politicians and policymakers accountable for the lives lost. Apart from the deaths, we will miss the opportunity to prepare better next time,” he said.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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