WHO & Regional Offices [to 10 September 2016]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 10 September 2016]

WHO and partners battle multiple disease outbreaks in South Sudan
9 September 2016
Infectious diseases continue to pose a major public health threat in South Sudan. Adding to the chronic burden of disease, regular outbreaks further threaten people’s health.
In a conflict setting, WHO and partners are responding to multiple outbreaks including cholera, malaria, measles, suspected hemorrhagic fever, and kala-azar.
“In spite of the insecurity, WHO is taking every opportunity to ensure that we reach the people with health care services to protect them at this time when the health system has crumbled,” says Dr, Abdulmumini Usman, WHO Representative to South Sudan…

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WHO-IVB: Call for nomination for experts to serve on a Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization working group on Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)
5 September 2016
Deadline for application: 30 September 2016

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Highlights
WHO certifies Sri Lanka malaria-free
September 2016 − In a remarkable public health achievement, Sri Lanka was certified today by WHO on having eliminated malaria, a life-threatening disease which long affected the island country.

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:: WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO :
:: DRC vaccinates more than 10 million people in Africa’s largest yellow fever vaccination campaign
BRAZZAVILLE, 6 September 2016 – The largest emergency vaccination campaign against yellow fever ever attempted in Africa, came to an end on 5 September 2016 with more than 10.6 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) vaccinated against the lethal disease.

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: New PAHO publication brings together strategies for suicide prevention in the Americas (09/09/2016)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: South-East Asia countries to set up fund for health emergencies preparedness
9 September 2016
:: Focus on migrant health: WHO 8 September 2016

WHO European Region EURO
:: Preventing alcohol exposure in pregnancy: examples from Member States 08-09-2016
:: WHO governing body for the European Region convenes with eight strategic proposals on the agenda 08-09-2016
:: Evidence-informed policy-making in the spotlight in new edition of Public Health Panorama 07-09-2016
:: WHO Europe launches new action plan for noncommunicable diseases, appeals for urgent joint policy action to achieve global goals and targets 06-09-2016

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Millions of children in Pakistan reached with polio vaccine thanks to United Arab Emirates campaign 7 September 2016
:: WHO supports training of Somali health workers to scale up the cholera outbreak response
4 September 2016

WHO Western Pacific Region
No new announcements identified.