WHO & Regional Offices [to 5 November 2016]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 5 November 2016]

Kyrgyzstan certified to be malaria-free
WHO
4 November 2016 – Today, Kyrgyzstan received the official WHO certification of malaria elimination. Countries that maintain zero locally-acquired malaria cases for at least 3 consecutive years are eligible to apply for this certification on a voluntary-basis. Globally, a total of 32 countries and territories have received the certification

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WHO recommends 29 ways to stop surgical infections and avoid superbugs
3 November 2016 | Geneva – People preparing for surgery should always have a bath or shower but not be shaved, and antibiotics should only be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, not afterwards, according to new guidelines from WHO that aim to save lives, cut costs and arrest the spread of superbugs

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Highlights
African leaders recognize importance of preventing and managing health emergencies on One Health Day
November 2016 – On the inaugural One Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling attention to the importance of using the One Health approach in order to more successfully prevent and manage public health emergencies and threats. One Health is an approach to designing health systems and services in ways that account for the link between human, animal and environmental health.

New WHO/Europe report calls for urgent action to protect children from digital marketing of food
November 2016 – For the first time, researchers and health experts have undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the concerning situation in the WHO European Region of digital marketing to children of foods high in fats, salt and sugars.

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GIN October 2016 pdf, 2.05Mb
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Weekly Epidemiological Record, 4 November 2016, vol. 91, 44 (pp. 517–524)
:: Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication: Afghanistan, January 2015–August 2016
:: Global RSV surveillance

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:: WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: African leaders recognize importance of preventing and managing health emergencies on inaugural One Health Day
3 November 2016, Brazzaville – Today, on the inaugural One Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling attention to the importance of using the One Health approach in order to more successfully prevent and manage public health emergencies and threats. One Health is an approach to designing health systems and services in ways that account for the link between human, animal and environmental health
:: West African Leaders to Commit to Combat Emerging Health Threats – 03 November 2016

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: PAHO/WHO recognizes Costa Rica, El Salvador and Suriname for drastically reducing malaria cases and deaths in the last 15 years (11/03/2016)
:: Haiti needs support to restore, rebuild health services after Hurricane Matthew (11/03/2016)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Kyrgyzstan receives WHO certification for malaria elimination; Europe is the first WHO region to interrupt indigenous malaria transmission 04-11-2016
:: New WHO/Europe report calls for urgent action to protect children from digital marketing of food 04-11-2016
:: WHO report shows urban green spaces deliver multiple health benefits 02-11-2016
:: Communicating health and the Sustainable Development Goals: experiences from small countries of the WHO European Region 01-11-2016

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO reaches children and women in remote areas of Yemen 3 November 2016
[See Yemen in Emergencies coverage above]

WHO Western Pacific Region
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