WHO & Regional Offices [to 25 November 2017]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 25 November 2017]

Uganda steps up to support women subjected to violence
24 November 2017 – Violence against women is a global public health problem. In Uganda more than half of all women have experienced violence at least once in their life, most likely from an intimate partner.
In response Uganda has developed the National Action Plan on the Elimination of Gender-based Violence. To date more than 400 health workers have been trained, helping to address violence against women….
 
The paradox of migrant women care workers
21 November 2017 – Migrating in the same numbers as men, many migrant women take on personal care work in informal and home-based settings – often without social protection, labour rights, or health care.
A new WHO report shows an emerging paradox: that migrant women carers support health and social systems, while their own health care and other needs may be unfulfilled.
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Weekly Epidemiological Record, 24 November 2017, vol. 92, 47 (pp. 717–728)
:: Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication: Pakistan, January 2016–September 2017
:: Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2017

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Experts ramp up efforts to leave no one behind  24 November 2017
Brazzaville, 24 November 2017 – With growing momentum to ensure that…
:: Call for behaviour change in antibiotic use and prescription  24 November 2017
:: Making health services a safe place for women: Uganda steps up to support women subjected to violence  24 November 2017
:: Monitoring the efficacy of antimalarial medicines in Tanzania  23 November 2017
:: Promoting Interagency Collaboration to Ensure Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Development in Ethiopia  23 November 2017
:: Political will and evidence-based action to end TB in the African Region a must – WHO Regional Director for Africa  23 November 2017
23 November 2017 – World Health Organization (WHO) Africa…
:: WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health established water quality control testing hub within the National Public Health Laboratory to guide water safety management and prevent water-borne diseases in South Sudan  22 November 2017
:: EU commended for renewed commitment to boost Africa’s health development Africa on course to reach health some targets by 2030  21 November 2017
:: World Antibiotics Awareness Week in Tanzania  21 November 2017
:: Tackling antibiotic resistance in Sierra Leone  20 November 2017

WHO European Region EURO
:: Leaving no one behind in eliminating violence against women 24-11-2017
:: WHO/Europe introduces sustainable health workforce toolkit at Dublin Forum 24-11-2017
:: New HEN report reveals gaps in protection of refugees and migrants from vaccine-preventable diseases 21-11-2017
:: University of Pécs designated as WHO Collaborating Centre for migration and health 21-11-2017
:: Health in focus at the UN Climate Change Conference 21-11-2017

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO gravely concerned by deteriorating situation in eastern Ghouta, Syria  22 November 2017
:: Islamic Advisory Group launches training manual on polio eradication, mother and child health and immunization  22 November 2017