WHO & Regional Offices & CDC/ACIP [to 23 September 2017]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 23 September 2017]

Promoting migrant health – striving for peace and decent life for all
22 September 2017 – WHO Director-General Dr Tedros’ remarks at the UN General Assembly on migrant health

Highlights
Leaders at United Nations General Assembly step up end malaria for good
September 2017 – Country leaders and senior officials from across Africa, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas announced new political and financial commitments to accelerate the global fight towards eliminating malaria – a disease that claims the life of a child every two minutes and puts half the world at risk.

WHO condemns attacks on hospitals and health workers in Syria
September 2017 – Multiple reported attacks on health facilities and personnel today in Syria have killed and injured health workers and disrupted health services for thousands of people.

Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic wipe out trachoma
September 2017 – Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. WHO congratulated the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on eliminating trachoma as a public health problem.

WHO provides critical support to step-up health services delivery in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
September 2017 – Since 25 August more than 400 000 people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar. WHO is providing governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar essential drugs and medical supplies, cholera kits, and emergency medical kits.

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Weekly Epidemiological Record, 22 September 2017, vol. 92, 38 (pp. 557–572)
:: Global leishmaniasis update, 2006–2015: a turning point in leishmaniasis surveillance
:: Control of visceral leishmaniasis in Somalia: achievements in a challenging scenario, 2013–2015
 
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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: WHO with funding from the Government of Canada inaugurates newly constructed maternity complexes in Awiel and Kuajok  21 September 2017
:: Mitigating health risks in the wake of disaster  21 September 2017
Borno applauds WHO’s response to cholera outbreak.  20 September 2017
:: Polio eradication: Experts say Nigeria not ‘out of the woods yet’.  20 September 2017
:: One year after Nigeria emergency declaration.  19 September 2017
: WHO and partners respond to flood crises in the former Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Upper Nile States of South Sudan  19 September 2017
:: Cholera vaccination campaign begins in north-eastern Nigeria 18 September 2017
WHO supports capacity building for enforcement of and compliance with tobacco control regulations in Zanzibar  18 September 2017
: WHO convenes experts to enhance capacity for schistosomiasis control across the sub-Sahara Region  18 September 2017

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Region of the Americas eliminates maternal and neonatal tetanus (09/21/2017)
:: WHO launches new NCDs Progress Monitor (09/18/2017)

WHO European Region EURO
:: WHO receives British Medical Association (BMA) Medical Book Awards 21-09-2017
:: Prevention and control of NCDs: a business case in Kyrgyzstan 21-09-2017
:: RC67 concludes: “Our message is reaching further and higher” 18-09-2017
:: Chikungunya outbreak confirmed in Italy 18-09-2017

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Regional launch of the third Patient Safety Challenge: Medication without harm
21 September 2017 – The regional launch of the third Patient Safety Challenge: “Medication without harm”, was held in Muscat, Oman, from 17 to 18 September 2017. The focus of the challenge is on strengthening health systems to reduce medication errors with the goal of reducing the level of severe, avoidable harm related to medications by 50% over 5 years.

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic wipe out trachoma—leading infectious cause of blindness
MANILA | 19 September 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today congratulated the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on eliminating trachoma as a public health problem. Trachoma is an eye disease caused by infection with Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. It is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide.

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CDC/ACIP [to 23 September 2017]
http://www.cdc.gov/media/index.html
Press Release
Sustaining Global Health Security is Critical to Protecting America’s National Security – Digital Press Kit Thursday, September 21, 2017

MMWR News Synopsis for September 21, 2017
:: HIV Care Outcomes Among Men Who Have Sex With Men With Diagnosed HIV Infection — United States, 2015
:: Trends in Cervical Cancer Screening in Title X Funded Health Centers — United States, 2005-2015
: Update to CDC’s U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2016: Revised Recommendations for the Use of Hormonal Contraception Among Women at High Risk for HIV Infection