WHO & Regional Offices [to 10 March 2018]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 10 March 2018]
Latest News
WHO issues new guidance on tobacco product regulation
9 March 2018 – Many countries have developed advanced policies to reduce the demand for tobacco, which kills over 7 million people annually, but governments can do much more to implement regulations to control tobacco use, especially by exploiting tobacco product regulation. WHO has launched new guidance on the role tobacco product regulation can play to reduce tobacco demand, save lives and raise revenues for health services to treat tobacco-related disease, in the context of comprehensive tobacco control.
 
Gender equality must be at the core of ‘Health for All’
8 March 2018 – Today, for International Women’s Day, we imagine a world where every woman and girl has access to quality and affordable health care, a world in which women and girls can freely exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights, and one where all women and girls are treated and respected as equals. At WHO, we’re speaking up for women and girls’ right to health.
Statement by Director-General
 
Highlights
Global Commission for Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (GCC) reviewed criteria for certification [page link not loading content]
   March 2018 – With fewer cases of WPV reported from fewer countries than ever before, the GCC is accelerating its work to prepare for the eventual certification that WPVs have been eradicated from the world.

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Weekly Epidemiological Record, 9 March 2018, vol. 93, 10 (pp. 105–116)
:: Delivering at the country level: the International Coordinating Group on Vaccine Provision and its impact in 2016 and 2017
 
 
GIN February 2018 pdf, 1.75Mb
5 March 2018

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
Selected Featured News
:: Kenya Eliminates Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus  10 March 2018
:: Federal Government of Nigeria repositions Polio Committees towards meeting eradication certification standards  09 March 2018
:: Filling the gaps in healthcare services in conflict-affected North-east Nigeria  07 March 2018
:: Dr Moeti Matshidiso awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine  06 March 2018
:: WHO convenes a three-day meeting to review the National response to the recent Marburg Virus disease outbreak in Uganda  05 March 2018
:: WHO convenes a three-day meeting to review the National response to the recent Marburg Virus disease outbreak in Uganda  05 March 2018

WHO European Region EURO
:: Call for more women in public health leadership roles 07-03-2018
:: WHO calls on partners to respond to the health and humanitarian needs of Ukrainians 05-03-2018

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO responds to humanitarian needs of people living with HIV in Benghazi  8 March 2018
:: Japan to provide substantial support to regional polio laboratory  04 March 2018