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…

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

 

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 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

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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