WHO & Regional Offices [to 24 June 2017]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 24 June 2017]

New WHO advisory group launched in Almaty to shape the future of primary health care
20-06-2017
Experts convened in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on 20–21 June 2017 for the inaugural meeting of the Primary Health Care Advisory Group. The WHO Regional Director for Europe launched the Advisory Group to advance primary health care in the WHO European Region.
At its first meeting, the Advisory Group engaged in discussions on the readiness and responsiveness of primary health care to embrace future health and social needs…

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Highlights
Inaugural Africa Health Forum in Kigali, Rwanda
June 2017 – For the first time, WHO’s Regional Office for Africa is convening global leaders and thinkers to explore Africa’s healthcare priorities and challenges and find new ways to achieve better health for all.

More can be done to restrict sunbeds to prevent increasing rates of skin cancer
   June 2017 – WHO underscores national actions to limit the use of artificial tanning devices (sunbeds) in a bid to reduce the associated health risks, such as melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. For more than three decades, the deliberate sunbed exposure to ultraviolent radiation (UVR) for cosmetic purposes has been driving up the incidence of skin cancers and driving down the age of their first appearance.

WHO toolkit for the care and support of people affected by complications associated with Zika virus
June 2017 – Zika virus is associated with severe neurological complications, particularly congenital Zika virus syndrome and Guillain Barré syndrome. The associated complications have a marked impact on the people affected and their communities, including both physical and mental health. The toolkit has been developed to serve as a model guide, with the goal of enhancing country preparedness for Zika virus outbreaks.

Paris is 500th member of WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities
June 2017 – Today, 19 June, WHO’s Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC) welcomed Paris, France, as its 500th member. The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo and her deputy Dominique Versini – responsible for early childhood, the protection of children and the fight against exclusion and the elderly – formalised their commitment to become an age-friendly city during a presentation of the plan “2017-2021 Seniors in Paris”.

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Weekly Epidemiological Record, 23 June 2017, vol. 92, 25 (pp. 345–356)
:: Yellow fever vaccine: WHO position on the use of fractional doses – June 2017
:: Global polio eradication: progress towards containment of poliovirus type 2, worldwide
2017

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: WHO AFRO to host the inaugural Africa Health Forum in Kigali, Rwanda  Brazzaville, 21 June 2017

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: International Day of Yoga   20 June 2017
 
WHO European Region EURO
:: New WHO advisory group launched in Almaty to shape the future of primary health care 20-06-2017
:: World Refugee Day: WHO training enables Syrian doctors and nurses to provide health care in Turkey 19-06-2017
:: European countries promote #SlowDown campaign for UN Global Road Safety Week 19-06-2017

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO expresses thanks and appreciation to His Royal Highness, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, for his generous initiative to fund cholera response activities in Yemen  23 June 2017
:: World Refugee Day: WHO training enables Syrian doctors and nurses to provide health care in Turkey  19 June 2017

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