WHO & Regional Offices [to 16 Jun 2018]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 16 Jun 2018]

WHO certifies Paraguay malaria-free
11 June 2018
News Release
San José / Geneva
The World Health Organization (WHO) today certified Paraguay as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to be granted this status since Cuba in 1973…
In 2016, WHO identified Paraguay as one of 21 countries with the potential to eliminate malaria by 2020. Through the “E-2020 initiative,” WHO is supporting these countries as they scale up activities to become malaria-free. Other E-2020 countries in the Americas include Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico and Suriname…


Weekly Epidemiological Record, 15 June 2018, vol. 93, 24 (pp. 345–356)
:: Immunization and Vaccine-related Implementation Research Advisory Committee (IVIR-AC): executive summary, 6–8 March 2018, Chamonix, France
Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-April 2018
WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
Selected Featured News
:: Measles outbreak confirmed in northern Sierra Leone  14 June 2018
:: Yobe declares end of cholera, commends WHO’s leadership and coordination   13 June 2018
:: Scale-up measures to reduce adverse events and increase immunization uptake in Nigeria
13 June 2018
:: Returning home after surviving Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo  13 June 2018
:: The Central African Republic prepares for Ebola response  12 June 2018

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Laboratory tests rule out the presence of wild and vaccine-derived poliovirus in the case of acute flaccid paralysis in Venezuela (06/15/2018)
:: CDB and PAHO sign agreement to support mental health in aftermath of natural disasters (06/13/2018)
:: Voluntary blood donation must be improved to ensure better patient outcomes (06/12/2018)
:: WHO certifies Paraguay malaria-free (06/10/2018)

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
:: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: alarmingly high rates of abuse in residential facilities 14-06-2018
:: European Working Group on Health in Climate Change supports countries in implementing key commitments 14-06-2018
:: 2018 FIFA World Cup: protect your health and score! 13-06-2018
:: Health payments are pushing people into poverty, even in high-income countries 12-06-2018