WHO & Regional Offices [to 24 Nov 2018 ]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 24 Nov 2018 ]
21 November 2018
News Release
WHO and EU commit to work together to accelerate progress on health

19 November 2018
News Release
WHO and partners launch new country-led response to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track
Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018. To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, WHO and partners are joining a new country-led response, launched today, to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable people from the deadly disease.

For the second consecutive year, the annual report produced by WHO reveals a plateauing in numbers of people affected by malaria: in 2017, there were an estimated 219 million cases of malaria, compared to 217 million the year before. But in the years prior, the number of people contracting malaria globally had been steadily falling, from 239 million in 2010 to 214 million in 2015.

“Nobody should die from malaria. But the world faces a new reality: as progress stagnates, we are at risk of squandering years of toil, investment and success in reducing the number of people suffering from the disease,” says Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “We recognise we have to do something different – now. So today we are launching a country-focused and -led plan to take comprehensive action against malaria by making our work more effective where it counts most – at local level.”..

Weekly Epidemiological Record, 23 November 2018, vol. 93, 47 (pp. 633–648)
:: Progress report on the elimination of human onchocerciasis, 2017–2018
:: Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2018

WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
Selected Featured News
:: WHO calls on African countries to mobilize additional resources for the malaria response
22 November 2018
Uganda Intensifies Ebola Community Engagement to Reach Individuals, Families, the Vulnerable and Hard-to-Reach Populations  22 November 2018
Nigeria to vaccinate 26 million people in 2nd phase of biggest-ever yellow fever vaccination campaign   22 November 2018

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: WHO and partners launch new country-led response to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track (11/19/2018)
:: Mobile application to facilitate introduction of a pill to prevent new cases of HIV in Latin America (11/19/2018)


WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: WHO felicitates Nepal for trachoma elimination, rubella control
:: 330,000 Rohingyas and host community to get cholera vaccine in Cox’s Bazar
WHO European Region EURO
:: Early diagnosis means successful treatment: 2 men living with HIV in Greece share their experience 23-11-2018
:: Multicountry conference puts spotlight on importance of breastfeeding 22-11-2018
:: Celebrating success and inspiring progress on World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse 19-11-2018

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO ready to assist Islamic Republic of Iran to improve road safety  21 November 2018
:: WHO investigates the mass death of fish in Iraq  20 November 2018

WHO Western Pacific Region
– No new announcement identified