WHO & Regional Offices [to 16 September 2017]

 WHO & Regional Offices [to 16 September 2017]

World hunger again on the rise, driven by conflict and climate change, new UN report says
   15 September 2017 – After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition released today.

World Sepsis Day 2017
September 2017 – Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. For World Sepsis Day 2017, WHO and partners are hosting a free online congress to shine a spotlight on neglected aspects of sepsis.


Weekly Epidemiological Record, 15 September 2017, vol. 92, 37 (pp. 537–556)
:: Meeting of the International Task Force for Disease Eradication, June 2017
WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Swaziland conducts Post MR and IPV vaccine Introduction Evaluation 15 September 2017
:: Emergency cholera vaccination campaign kicks off in Sierra Leone  15 September 2017
:: Cameroon investigates yaws outbreak among indigenous populations  15 September 2017
:: Uganda conducts preventative Polio immunization campaign  14 September 2017
:: WHO scales-up accountability processes as workshop on Key Performance Indicators integration opens in Abuja 14 September 2017
:: Mental health is a critical component in disaster response and recovery  13 September 2017
:: Nigeria collaborates with journalists on high quality measles vaccination campaign.
13 September 2017
:: Botswana embarks on a joint review of five health programmes! 13 September 2017
:: WHO supports Government of Uganda to develop a National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS)  12 September 2017
:: One year into emergency response, WHO evaluates operations in Northeastern Nigeria.
12 September 2017
:: Integrated Measles and EOS campaign protects 2.6 million children in Ethiopia’s Somali Region  11 September 2017

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Countries scale up mosquito control efforts for Mosquito Awareness Week (09/13/2017)
:: Wellness Week in the Americas promotes mental well-being (09/11/2017)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: Bangladesh/Myanmar: Rakhine Conflict 2017   Situation Report: 01   Date: 15 September 2017
:: Since 25 August more than 379,000 people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar
:: 156,000 are located in makeshift settlement/camps, 35 000 in host communities and 188 000 in new spontaneous settlements
:: 26,747 people have been displaced in Myanmar…
:: WHO and UNICEF to support MOH on routine EPI and mass vaccination…
Public health concerns  [excerpt]
:: Routine vaccination rates are reported to be very low in northern Rakhine state (e.g. <70% coverage against measles 1 or 2), a reflection of a higher risk of outbreaks from expanded program on immunization-associated diseases…

WHO European Region EURO
:: Day 4 highlights: partnerships essential in our “multisectoral, multidimensional world” 14-09-2017
:: Day 3 highlights: “The health workforce is the beating heart of any health system” 13-09-2017
:: Day 2 highlights: Director-General outlines key health priorities 12-09-2017
:: Day 1 highlights: RC67 opens 11-09-2017
:: 67th session of WHO Regional Committee for Europe opens in Budapest 10-09-2017

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO trains 2800 health care providers to respond to gender-based violence
13 September 2017 – WHO estimates that globally around 1 in 3 women have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence. In Afghanistan, WHO, with the support of USAID and the Italian Development Cooperation, has trained over 2800 nurses, doctors and midwives on the gender-based violence protocol, which was developed by the Ministry of Public Health and WHO, with the support of UN Women in 2014. A further 6500 health care providers in all provinces are currently being trained on how to properly manage cases of gender-based violence, including physical, sexual and psychological violence…