WHO & Regional Offices [to 9 Jun 2018]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 9 Jun 2018]

WHO launches Global Action Plan on Physical Activity
4 June 2018   News Release  Lisbon, Portugal
WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is today joining Prime Minister António Costa of Portugal to launch the new “WHO Global action plan on physical activity and health 2018-2030: More active people for a healthier world.”
“Being active is critical for health. But in our modern world, this is becoming more and more of a challenge,  largely because  our cities and communities aren’t designed in the right ways,” said Dr Tedros. “We need leaders at all levels to help people to take the healthier step. This works best at city level, where most responsibility lies for creating healthier spaces.”…

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Weekly Epidemiological Record, 8 June 2018, vol. 93, 23 (pp. 329–344)
Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, April 2018 – conclusions and recommendations
 
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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
Selected Featured News
:: Adamawa cholera outbreak: Active search for cases in communities avert further spread 
08 June 2018
:: Ministry of Health validates Liberia’s first National Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines to promote quality healthcare and patient safety  07 June 2018
:: WHO in collaboration with partners rolls out a mobile-based surveillance application for Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) to enhance surveillance in South Sudan  06 June 2018
:: Liberia can achieve Universal Health Coverage-Minister of Health  04 June 2018

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: Preventive, contingency measures reinforced as monsoon sets in Cox’s Bazar
SEAR/PR/1690   Cox’s Bazar, 1 June 2018: With rains starting to intermittently flood the Rohingya refugee camps, the World Health Organization and other health sector partners are further strengthening preventive and contingency measures to minimize the health impact of monsoons for the nearly 1.3 million vulnerable populations in Cox’s Bazar.
“WHO and health sector partners are working with Bangladesh government to maintain life-saving primary and secondary health services for Rohingya refugees and their host communities in the ongoing rainy season. Heavy rains, floods and cyclone are expected to further deteriorate the already suboptimal water and sanitation conditions in the overcrowded refugee camps, increasing the risk of infectious disease such as acute watery diarrhea, cholera, hepatitis, dengue fever and malaria, among others,” Dr Bardan Jung Rana, WHO Representative to Bangladesh, said.
As a preventive measure, a massive cholera vaccination campaign was conducted in May targeting one million people – the refugees, their host communities and people residing in close vicinity to the camps. This was the second massive cholera vaccination campaign for the Rohingyas, with 900 000 doses administered in November-December last year.
As part of the contingency measures, 18 diarrhea treatment centers (DTC) with a total bed capacity of 522, and 41 oral rehydration points (ORPs), have been planned across the various camps…
 
WHO European Region EURO
:: Policy dialogue on implementing 2030 Agenda held during Regional Director’s visit to Romania 08-06-2018
:: New report reveals need for more humane, personalized approach in European Region’s long-term institutions for adults with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities 06-06-2018
:: Protect our environment, protect our health: World Environment Day 2018 05-06-2018

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: “The world’s eyes are on us” – expert group makes recommendations for polio eradication in Afghanistan  4 June 2018
:: UN agencies deeply concerned over killing of health volunteer in Gaza  2 June 2018