WHO & Regional Offices [to 12 Jan 2019]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 12 Jan 2019]

“Zero polio transmission and health for all”, WHO Director-General gives new year’s wish to the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan
8 January 2019   News Release
WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted WHO’s commitment to the final push to eradicate polio on a 4-day visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan – the only two countries where wild poliovirus cases were reported last year. He also commended the governments of both countries for their efforts to provide universal access to health services…


144th Session of the WHO Executive Board
24 January – 1 February 2019 Coordinated Universal Time
Geneva, Switzerland
[See selected agenda content in Milestones above]



 Weekly Epidemiological Record, 11 January 2019, vol. 94, 01/02 (pp. 1–16)
:: Meeting of the International Task Force for Disease Eradication, April 2018
:: Immunization and Vaccine-related Implementation Research Advisory Committee (IVIR-AC) recommendations  September 2018


WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO

Selected Featured News
:: New Hope with Ebola Drug Trial  11 January 2019
WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
– No new announcement identified

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: Polio-free WHO South-East Asia Region
Sanjit Das
On 13 January this year WHO South-East Asia Region marks eight years since the last case of wild poliovirus.
The Region continues to be polio-free due to ongoing efforts by member countries, partners and the people themselves to ensure all children are protected with polio vaccines.
A strict vigil is being maintained against polioviruses.

WHO European Region EURO
:: Close collaboration yields progress on TB prevention and care in the Russian Federation 09-01-2019

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO delivers medical supplies to support emergency health care in north-east Syria 9 January 2019
:: WHO Director-General visits Afghanistan for continued efforts on polio eradication and health financing  5 January 2019
WHO Western Pacific Region
– No new announcement identified