WHO & Regional Offices [to 8 Dec 2018]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 8 Dec 2018]
7 December 2018
News Release
New WHO report highlights insufficient progress to tackle lack of safety on the world’s roads

5 December 2018
News Release
Health benefits far outweigh the costs of meeting climate change goals

3 December 2018
WHO statement for COP24

Weekly Epidemiological Record, 7 December 2018, vol. 93, 49 (pp. 661–680)
:: Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization, October 2018 – Conclusions and recommendations

GIN November 2018  pdf, 1.22Mb 3 December 2018


WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
Selected Featured News
:: Ethiopia launches Human Papillomavirus Vaccine for 14 year old girls  06 December 2018
:: Niger vaccinates 152,000 people against cholera in high-risk areas  06 December 2018
:: African countries test their capacity to respond to a deadly global flu pandemic  04 December 2018
:: Uganda and DRC bordering districts agree to intensify cross-border surveillance to tackle Ebola  03 December 2018
:: Tackling cholera outbreaks in North-east humanitarian emergencies   03 December 2018

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Countries of the Americas seek to strengthen measures to keep the Region free of polio and move towards global eradication (12/05/2018)
PAHO convenes strategic partners and 140 public health professionals from 22 countries in the Region, in Guatemala this week. If polio is not eradicated there could be up 200,000 new cases worldwide each year within ten years. 

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
– No new announcement identified

WHO European Region EURO
:: Health is a human right 07-12-2018
:: Preventing hospital-acquired infections in eastern Ukraine saves lives 06-12-2018
:: Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States supports international measures to stop illicit tobacco trade 04-12-2018

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Initiating hepatitis C treatment in Afghanistan  5 December 2018
:: Djibouti carries out mass immunization to protect children against polio 5 December 2018

WHO Western Pacific Region
– No new announcement identified