WHO & Regional Offices [to 21 January 2017]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 21 January 2017]

140th session of the Executive Board
23 January–1 February 2017, Geneva
[see selected main documents summary and live webcast information above]

Finding priorities for health research and development
20 January 2017 – Today’s investments in health R&D are poorly aligned with global public health needs. As little as 1% of all funding for health R&D is allocated to diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis, although they account for more than 12% of the global disease burden. The WHO Global Observatory on Health R&D builds on existing data to enable decisions on R&D priorities.

Disease Outbreak News [DONs]
:: Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China 18 January 2017
:: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia 17 January 2017
:: Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China 17 January 2017

Weekly Epidemiological Record, 20 January 2017, vol. 92, 3 (pp. 21–36)
:: Maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination: validation in Punjab Province, Pakistan, November 2016
:: Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– November 2016

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Overweight affects almost half the population of all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean except for Haiti (01/18/2017)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Global Health Case Challenge: fighting antibiotic resistance 19-01-2017
:: Cold weather increases health risks for refugees and migrants in Serbia and other countries in the Region 18-01-2017

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Joint Statement on Syria 16 January 2017
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