WHO & Regional Offices [to 2 December 2017]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 2 December 2017]

World AIDS Day: Everybody counts
1 December 2017 – “Everybody counts” is the slogan for this year’s World AIDS Day. WHO is advocating for access to safe, effective, quality and affordable HIV services, medicines, diagnostics other health commodities for all people who need them. Universal health coverage means that all people receive the health services they need without experiencing financial hardship, including access to the full range of HIV services.
WHO Director-General’s statement
World AIDS Day campaign
Encounters with plague: tracing and preventing illness
30 November 2017 – In Madagascar, where a severe plague epidemic has unfolded since August 2017, the number of new infections is finally in decline. WHO is supporting health authorities to respond to the outbreak, from setting up specialized plague treatment units in health centres, to distributing medicines across the country.
Disease outbreak news:
Plague – Madagascar  27 November 2017
27 November 2017
Madagascar’s plague epidemic is slowing, but we must sustain the response 
WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: WHO deploys mobile laboratory to support Marburg outbreak response  02 December 2017
:: Village Health Teams Contribute Tremendously to the Marburg Response in Eastern Uganda
02 December 2017
:: Message of the Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, on World AIDS Day 2017
02 December 2017
:: Kenya’s chance for Guinea Worm FREE status  01 December 2017
:: Canada and WHO strides to improve maternal and child health in South Sudan  01 December 2017
:: Government of Sweden and four UN agencies announce new Joint Programme to boost efforts to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and to end AIDS
30 November 2017
:: The World Health Organization supports the Ministry of Health to strengthen efforts to eliminate Viral Hepatitis in South Sudan   30 November 2017
:: With support from WHO and partners, the Ministry of Health launches the ‘Treat All’ and HIV Testing Guidelines to end AIDS  30 November 2017
:: Nigeria requires commitment by the 3-tiers of government to avert deaths among untreated 2 million persons living with HIV/AIDs.  29 November 2017
:: The Kingdom of Swaziland dedicates November to diabetes  29 November 2017
:: Liberia joins the global community to commemorate the World Antibiotic Awareness Week
29 November 2017
:: The Ministry of Health in partnership with WHO and partners strengthens health information system for effective health service delivery in South Sudan  27 November 2017
:: Madagascar’s plague epidemic is slowing, but we must sustain the response  27 November 2017

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Six Caribbean territories and states eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis (11/30/2017)
:: PAHO, UNAIDS call for stepping up HIV prevention efforts and offering all available options to prevent new infections (11/29/2017)

WHO European Region EURO
:: 105 000 doses of vaccine flown into Kyrgyzstan to kick-start influenza immunization campaign 29-11-2017
:: 1 in 2 people living with HIV in Europe is diagnosed late: ECDC and WHO urge improvement in testing practices 28-11-2017

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: World AIDS Day 2017: HIV is treatable, test for HIV  30 November 2017
:: WHO delivers medicines as diphtheria spreads in Yemen  27 November 2017