WHO & Regional Offices [to 29 Sep 2018]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 29 Sep 2018]

The Global Immunization Meeting
26 – 28 June 2018 [posted 24 September 2018]
[See Milestones above for detail]

World Rabies Day 2018
28 September 2018 | Geneva –– In 2015, the world called for action by setting a goal of zero human dog-mediated rabies deaths by 2030, worldwide. World Rabies Day provides a platform to improve awareness, engage communities and help endemic countries in building successful and sustainable rabies programmes.
Awareness and education are vital to the success of the rabies zero by 30 campaign. Through education we can improve the health, wellbeing and development of communities and save thousands of lives each year.

27 September 2018   News Release
Heads of State commit to lead response to beat noncommunicable diseases, promote mental health

27 September 2018  News Release
WHO Director-General reappoints Michael R. Bloomberg as WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries

26 September 2018  News Release
WHO calls for protection of humanitarian workers and civilians in Democratic Republic of the Congo
[See Milestones above for detail]

26 September 2018  News Release
World leaders commit to bold targets and urgent action to end TB
[See Milestones above for detail]

26 September 2018  News Release
Ray Chambers appointed WHO Ambassador for Global Strategy
Weekly Epidemiological Record, 28 September 2018, vol. 93, 39 (pp. 500–520)
:: Progress towards poliovirus containment worldwide, 2017–2018
:: Summary of global update on provision of preventive chemotherapy in 2017 and progress towards ensuring timely supplies and management

WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
Selected Featured News
:: From high burden to high impact: getting back on track to end malaria  29 September 2018
:: Uganda steps up Ebola preparedness response in 22 high-risk districts  27 September 2018
:: Yobe State requests WHO’s expertise over fresh cholera outbreak  27 September 2018
:: WHO deploys nearly 4,000 volunteers to tackle malaria in Borno and Adamawa States
27 September 2018
:: The Republic of Congo to vaccinate more than one million people against yellow fever
26 September 2018
:: WHO scales up new front against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, near the border with Uganda  26 September 2018
:: WHO Supports Training of 450 Community Health Volunteers to Enhance Community Case Detection  24 September 2018

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: PAHO Directing Council ends with agreements to reduce the shortage of health personnel and prevent diseases in the Region (09/27/2018)
:: Actions agreed to improve the health of women, children and adolescents across their life course (09/27/2018)
:: Bioethics must be strengthened in the Region to better prepare for public health emergencies (09/26/2018)
:: Ministers of health commit to reducing cervical cancer cases and deaths by 30% in the Americas by 2030 (09/26/2018)
:: PAHO: No cases of poliomyelitis have been reported in the Region of the Americas since 1991 (09/26/2018)
:: Road safety is improving, but more laws are required to control speed limits, helmet and seat belt use in the Americas (09/26/2018)
:: Countries in the Americas can end preventable child mortality by reaching the most vulnerable (09/26/2018)
:: New PAHO plan aims to reduce a shortage of nearly 800,000 health workers in the Region of the Americas (09/26/2018)
:: Progress must be accelerated to end tuberculosis in the Americas, says new PAHO report (09/25/2018)
:: Ministers of Health of the Americas agree to strengthen actions to prevent vector-borne diseases (09/24/2018)
:: Uruguayan President and pioneer in tobacco control is named a PAHO Health Hero of the Americas (09/24/2018)
:: New challenges threaten health achievements in the Americas and call for innovative solutions  (09/23/2018)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: EU grant to improve health services for more than one million vulnerable people
SEAR/PR/1701   Dhaka, 25 September: A European Union grant of €1 million (US$1.2 million) is helping the World Health Organization to strengthen health services for the nearly one million vulnerable Rohingyas and their host communities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, who remain at risk of disease outbreaks.

WHO European Region EURO
::  Groundbreaking pledge of United Nations agencies to end HIV, TB and viral hepatitis epidemics in Europe at high-level meeting on ending TB 28-09-2018
:: Adolescents drink less, although levels of alcohol consumption are still dangerously high 26-09-2018
:: Multisectoral action to promote physical activity has increased in the EU 24-09-2018
:: WHO School on Refugee and Migrant Health to build on existing capacities for providing care 24-09-2018

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Tuberculosis control centre reopens in Aleppo  26 September 2018

WHO Western Pacific Region
-No new announcement identified