WHO & Regional Offices [to 28 October 2017]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 28 October 2017]

 
Latest news
Delivering kits for diabetes and hypertension during humanitarian crises
23 October 2017 – To treat people for noncommunicable diseases during humanitarian crises, WHO has developed and started delivering kits of medicines and equipment for people living with diabetes, hypertension, and related conditions.  [Video]

Director-General rescinds Goodwill Ambassador appointment
22 October 2017 – WHO Director-General Dr Tedros has rescinded the appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa.
:: Read WHO Statement

 
Highlights
Vaccinating pregnant women against influenza
October 2017 – Immunizing future mothers against influenza is key for preventing complications during gestation, and for protecting future mothers and newborns. In the Region of the Americas, 32 countries and territories vaccinate pregnant women against influenza, a public health problem that for future mothers, newborns, and other high-risk populations can mean severe disease, complications, and hospitalization.
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Weekly Epidemiological Record, 27 October 2017, vol. 92, 43 (pp. 649–660)
:: Progress towards regional measles elimination – worldwide, 2000–2016
:: Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-September 2017
 
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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Nationwide house-house polio supplementary immunization campaign starts in Sierra Leone
27 October 2017
:: WHO and ITU to use digital technology to strengthen public health services in Africa  27 October 2017
:: Rumours, Misinformation and Negative Beliefs underpin the Current Marburg Outbreak in Uganda  27 October 2017
:: South Sudan boosts Polio immunization coverage on the World Polio Day to keep the disease at bay  26 October 2017
:: Rwanda conducted a national vaccination campaign on Measles and Rubella integrated in Mother and Child Health Week  25 October 2017
:: Gambia observes World Mental Health day: WHO and partners engage stakeholders to create healthy work places  25 October 2017
Rwanda celebrated the World Mental Health Day 2017  25 October 2017
On 10th October, Rwanda joined other countries all over the World to…
:: United Nations Day: WHO South Sudan offers essential promotive health services in commemoration of UN’s 72nd Anniversary  25 October 2017
:: Kuwait Fund and WHO in $4million multi-year agreement to tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa  24 October 2017
:: WHO, UNICEF and Rotary International urge to sustain the polio-free status of Ethiopia
24 October 2017
:: Ministry of Health, WHO experts highlight results of life-saving programme for children under five.  23 October 2017
:: Training clinicians to provide lifesaving emergency care for women and newborns
23 October 2017
:: WHO promptly responds to Marburg Outbreak in Eastern Uganda  23 October 2017
:: WHO calls for strengthening of laboratory systems in efforts to fulfill their important role in the fight against infectious and chronic diseases.23 October 2017

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: The Region of the Americas leads in the vaccination of pregnant women against influenza (10/24/2017)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
::  Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Bulletin (MMWB) – Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh   Volume No 2: 22 October 2017
[Excerpt]
5.1 Cholera vaccination campaign in Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban
[See Cholera above for detail]

WHO European Region EURO
:: 15th anniversary of polio-free certification in the European Region – but the hard work to prevent future cases is not over 24-10-2017
:: WHO supports polio vaccination campaign for nearly 200 000 Syrian children from Turkey 24-10-2017

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO Regional Adviser for Nutrition recognized as food fortification champion  25 October 2017
:: Danger in the rubble: fighting leishmaniasis in Syria  23 October 2017