WHO & Regional Offices

WHO & Regional Offices [to 4 February 2017]

Yearly, 8.8 million people die from cancer
3 February 2017 – Launched ahead of the World Cancer Day (4 February), the new WHO guidance aims to improve the chances of survival for people living with cancer by ensuring that health services can focus on diagnosing and treating the disease earlier. Strategies to improve early diagnosis can be built into health systems at a low cost. In turn, effective early diagnosis can help detect cancer in patients at an earlier stage, enabling treatment that is generally more effective, less complex, and less expensive.

Weekly Epidemiological Record, 3 February 2017, vol. 92, 5 (pp. 45–52)
:: Early warning, alert and response system in emergencies: a field experience of a novel WHO project in north-east Nigeria
:: Fact sheet on Guillain-Barré syndrome (updated October 2016)

WHO Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals
:: GIN January 2017pdf, 1.68Mb 2 February 2017

:: WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: WHO and partners step up action to improve access to and uptake of family planning services in four African countries – 01 February 2017
:: Statement by the WHO Regional Director for Africa Following Historic Commitment to Immunization at 28th African Union Summit – 31 January 2017

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Early cancer diagnosis saves lives, cuts treatment costs (02/03/2017)
:: The Zika Virus outbreak continues one year after the global emergency (02/02/2017)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: Diagnose, treat cancer early to save lives 3 February 2017

WHO European Region EURO
:: Health needs soar as fighting flares in eastern Ukraine 03-02-2017
:: World Cancer Day 2017: focus on early diagnosis 03-02-2017
:: Zika: Then, now, and tomorrow 03-02-2017
:: Migration-themed edition of Public Health Panorama out now 01-02-2017
:: Closing in on measles and rubella in Europe 30-01-2017

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