WHO & Regional Offices [to 1 Sep 2018]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 1 Sep 2018]

African Health Ministers commit to ending cholera outbreaks by 2030
28 August 2018 | News Release
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Weekly Epidemiological Record, 31 August 2018, vol. 93, 35 (pp. 444–456)
Global leprosy update, 2017: reducing the disease burden due to leprosy
 
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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
Selected Featured News
:: Minister of Health assures Traditional Medicine Practitioners of Intellectual Property Rights 
31 August 2018
:: Nigeria’s Polio laboratories pass another round of accreditation exercise   30 August 2018
:: WHO report finds poor delivery of services threatens gains made in health in Africa  29 August 2018
:: African Health Ministers commit to ending cholera outbreaks by 2030  28 August 2018
:: WHO convenes a meeting for pilot testing of the 3rd edition of the Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR)  28 August 2018
:: President Macky Sall of Senegal urges African leaders to prioritise investment in health:  Regional Committee for Africa gets underway in Dakar, Senegal  27 August 2018
:: Kenya in determined effort to keep polio virus at bay  26 August 2018

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: A third of all countries in the Americas have still not implemented effective tobacco control measures (08/29/2018)
 
WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: WHO South-East Asia countries to discuss priority health issues in Delhi next week
SEAR/PR/1695  New Delhi, 31 August 2018: Intensifying action to eliminate malaria, addressing the increasing threat of dengue, to improving access to essential medicines, Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region are meeting here from 3 to 7 September to discuss priority health issues in the Region, home to one-fourth of the world’s population.
Health ministers and senior officials from the 11 Member countries are expected to participate in the Seventy-first Session of the Regional Committee of WHO South-East Asia Region, the highest policy making body of WHO in the Region…
 
WHO European Region EURO
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WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
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WHO Western Pacific Region
:: Protecting women in Solomon Islands from cervical cancer
31 August 2018 – Solomon Islands, with support from WHO, UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is focusing on prevention of cervical cancer using the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect girls aged 9-14 years old against the disease.