WHO & Regional Offices [to 28 January 2017]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 28 January 2017]

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

Mahmoud Fikri appointed as Regional Director for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
24 January 2017 — WHO’s Executive Board, currently holding its 140th session in Geneva, has appointed Dr Mahmoud Fikri, from United Arab Emirates (UAE) as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO), following his nomination by the Regional Committee for EMRO in October last year.

Disease Outbreak News [DONs]
:: Yellow fever – Brazil 28 January 2017
:: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia 26 January 2017 ::
:: Hepatitis E – Chad 24 January 2017

Weekly Epidemiological Record, 28 January 2017, vol. 92, 4 (pp. 37–44)
:: Detection of influenza virus subtype A by polymerase chain reaction: WHO external quality assessment programme summary analysis, 2016

WHO Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals
24 January 2017 Call for Expressions of Interest for a Vaccine-Preventable Disease Surveillance Expertpdf, 254kb Application deadline: 17 February 2017

:: WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: Scale up efforts against leprosy; focus on preventing disabilities in children
28 January 2017

WHO European Region EURO
:: WHO calls for heightened vigilance as avian influenza continues to spread in Europe 26-01-2017
:: First meeting of the Health and SDGs Expert Working Group provides input to roadmap for health and sustainable development in the Region 25-01-2017

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Mahmoud Fikri appointed as Regional Director for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
24 January 2017
:: Trauma care now available in Bartalla 23 January 2017
:: Leishmaniasis continues to affect the lives of tens of thousands of Afghans 22 January 2017