WHO & Regional Offices [to 20 January 2018]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 20 January 2018]

142nd session of the WHO Executive Board
19 January 2018 – Next week the WHO Executive Board will set the agenda for the World Health Assembly, and determine how to best promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. The session takes place on
22–27 January 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland, and will be webcast live.
:: Provisional agenda
:: All documentation
[See Milestones above for more detail]

Weekly Epidemiological Record, 19 January 2018, vol. 93, 03 (pp. 17–32)
:: Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, 6–7 December 2017
:: Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-November 2017

WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: WHO supports Ministry of Health to contain Chikungunya Outbreak  18 January 2018
:: WHO Director General attributes Rwanda’s Health Sector achievements to a supportive Government  14 January 2018

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: Nearly half a million children being vaccinated against diphtheria in Cox’s Bazar  14 January 2018
WHO European Region EURO
::  New WHO Country Office to open in Greece 19-01-2018
:: WHO/Europe and ECDC intensify collaboration on infectious diseases and health emergencies 19-01-2018
:: Ukraine’s efforts to stop measles outbreak continue as case total increases 16-01-2018
:: The year ahead: key milestones and events for the WHO European Region in 2018 15-01-2018

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: Healthy Islands: South Pacific Tourism Organisation and WHO forge new partnership
SUVA, Fiji, 17 January 2018 – The World Health Organization and the South Pacific Tourism Organisation join forces to promote healthy tourism in the Pacific. Through a new partnership, the organizations commit to promoting the health and well-being of tourists and the tourism workforce by establishing smoke-free public places, increasing access to healthy local food options and physical activities and improving accessibility for persons with disabilities in the tourism sector.