WHO & Regional Offices [to 2 September 2017]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 2 September 2017]

Rapidly responding to cholera in north-eastern Nigeria
30 August 2017 – WHO and partners are moving swiftly to help health authorities contain a cholera outbreak in a camp for internally displaced people in north-eastern Nigeria. A total of 69 cases have been reported in a camp on the outskirts of the state capital Maiduguri, which is home to 44 000 people displaced by conflict and famine.

Sixty-Seventh WHO Regional Committee for Africa
28 August 2017 – WHO Director-General Dr Tedros’ remarks at the Sixty-Seventh WHO Regional Committee for Africa


Weekly Epidemiological Record, 1 September 2017, vol. 92, 35 (pp. 501–520)
Global leprosy update, 2016: accelerating reduction of disease burden

WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Sixty-seventh session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa
The Sixty-seventh session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa is taking place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 28 August to 01 September 2017. The Regional Committee, comprising health ministers from the 47 countries in the Region, is the Governing Body of WHO in the African Region.
:: NigeriaState governments garner support for 2017-18 Measles vaccination campaign.
01 September 2017
:: NigeriaWHO provides unprecedented support to Nigeria’s Coordination Center to close perennial routine immunization gaps  01 September 2017
:: UgandaMinistry of Health and partners gear up to control and eliminate Schistosomiasis in Uganda  31 August 2017
:: NigeriaWHO and partners supporting health authorities rapidly respond to Cholera outbreak in North-Eastern Nigeria  30 August 2017
WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: 70th Regional Committee session of WHO South-East Asia Region

Building health systems resilient to climate change, improving access to essential medicines for all and intensifying efforts to end tuberculosis are among key issues that will be discussed next week at a meeting of health ministers of WHO South-East Asia Region, home to nearly a quarter of the global population.

WHO European Region EURO
:: WHO Director-General makes first visit to WHO/Europe in Copenhagen 01-09-2017
:: Transforming primary care services in Kazakhstan 01-09-2017
::  Regional Committee: making decisions on key health priorities for the European Region 29-08-2017
:: Towards tobacco-free generations: children neurobiologically vulnerable to nicotine but still a target of tobacco marketing 29-08-2017
WHO Western Pacific Region
:: Pacific health ministers gather to address islands’ key health challenges, solutions
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands, 29 August 2017 – Health ministers from 20 Pacific island countries and areas convened yesterday in the Cook Islands for the 12th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting. The biennial gathering seeks to reaffirm the importance of the Healthy Islands vision in promoting and protecting the health of the Pacific islands people.