WHO & Regional Offices [to 12 November 2016]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 12 November 2016]

Stories from countries
Information on health services essential for humanitarian response in Borno State, Nigeria
10 November 2016
WHO donates emergency medical supplies for the response in Borno State, Nigeria
9 November 2016
WHO and partners support measles vaccination in Borno State, Nigeria
9 November 2016


Monitoring Visualization Tool for the Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea
This tool presents data on 24 key indicators related to the protection, prevention and treatment of diarrhoea and pneumonia in children under five years of age and two indicators on mortality due to the two diseases. The tool also enables access to country-specific profiles to see the progress made by 136 low- and middle-income countries in averting childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia deaths.

e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage (UHC)
November 2016 – This is a foundational course, targeting participants of various levels of experience and expertise. It is for free and available to anyone interested. Subjects covered include revenue raising, pooling revenues, purchasing, and benefit package design.

WHO condemns reported attacks using ambulances as weapons targeting civilians in Tikrit and Samarra, Iraq
November 2016 – WHO received reports of suicide bombers driving ambulances, killing more than 20 people and injuring dozens more at a checkpoint in Tikrit and a car park in Samarra. The reported use of medical vehicles as weapons threatens the ability to deliver health care and urgent medical services


Weekly Epidemiological Record, 11 November 2016, vol. 91, 45 (pp. 525–536)
:: Progress towards regional measles elimination – worldwide, 2000–2015
:: Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– September 2016


:: WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: WHO-AfDB cooperation: Dr Moeti and Dr Adesina agree on a number of financing priorities for health in Africa
Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), 9 November 2016 – The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti and the President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akimwumi Adesina, have agreed on priority health programmes for potential future cooperation between the Bank and WHO.
:: WHO and partners support measles vaccination in Borno State, Nigeria – 09 November 2016
:: Ouagadougou subregional workshop to discuss noma, the face of poverty – 07 November 2016

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Caribbean Health Ministers agree on action plan for innovating national information systems for health (11/08/2016)
:: Experts at PAHO present imaging findings to detect Zika abnormalities (11/08/2016)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
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WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Over 5.6 million children to be vaccinated against polio across Afghanistan
7 November
Pregnant women must be able to access the right care at the right time
7 November 2016
WHO establishes rapid response teams to safeguard the health of newly displaced people from Mosul, Iraq
6 November 2016

WHO Western Pacific Region
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