WHO & Regional Offices [to 3 March 2018]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 3 March 2018]


Eradicating dracunculiasis: WHO certifies Kenya as South Sudan and Mali continue to report zero human cases
March 2018 – WHO has certified Kenya free of dracunculiasis transmission following the recommendation of the International Commission for the Certification of Dracunculiasis Eradication (ICCDE). During its 12th meeting held at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland the ICCDE reviewed the report of an International Certification Team that visited Kenya in October 2017 to assess the country’s claim of having eliminated the disease.

Nigeria battles its largest Lassa fever outbreak on record
February 2018 – Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak has reached record highs with 317 laboratory confirmed cases, according to figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) this week.

Statement for Rare Disease Day
February 2018 – The vision of the Sustainable Development Goals is a world in which no one is left behind, including people who suffer from rare diseases. Just because a disease affects a small number of people does not make it irrelevant or less important than diseases that affect millions.

Innovative approach sheds light on prevalence of STIs and bacterial vaginosis among women in sub-Saharan Africa
February 2018 – Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bacterial vaginosis (BV), a common infection of the vagina, are widespread globally. These conditions have important health consequences, including genital symptoms, pregnancy complications, infertility, enhanced HIV transmission, and psychosocial effects.

Weekly Epidemiological Record, 2 March 2018, vol. 93, 09 (pp. 97–104)
:: Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication: Nigeria, January– December 2017
Calls for consultants / proposals
Request for proposals: Evaluation of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization pdf, 454kb  Deadline for application: 15 March 2018
WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
Selected Featured News
:: WHO supports Government of Uganda to respond to the Cholera Outbreak among Refugees
28 February 2018
:: WHO supports response to the suspected meningitis outbreak in Torit County, South Sudan
28 February 2018
:: Nigeria battles its largest Lassa fever outbreak on record  28 February 2018
:: WHO recognizes national efforts towards Malaria elimination  26 February 2018

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Latin America and the Caribbean have the second highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world (02/28/2018)
WHO European Region EURO
:: Recommendations for the composition of next season’s influenza vaccine released 02-03-2018
:: Denmark campaign rebuilds confidence in HPV vaccination 02-03-2018

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Nursing Now campaign: empowering nurses to improve global health  27 February 2018

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: WHO issues recommendations to tackle health impacts of air pollution in Mongolia 28 February 2018
:: Working together to protect health after Cyclone Gita  26 February 2018