WHO & Regional Offices [to 26 Jan 2019]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 26 Jan 2019]

26 January 2019   News Release
WHO appoints directors for Western Pacific and Southeast Asia regions
The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 144th session in Geneva, has appointed Dr Takeshi Kasai as Regional Director for WHO’s Western Pacific Region, and re-appointed Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh for a second term as Regional Director for WHO’s Southeast Asia Region…

23 January 2019 | News release
WHO airlifts medical supplies to meet increasing health needs in north-east Syria

22 January 2019 | News release
Working together for safer and healthier workplaces 


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, 25 January 2019, vol. 94, 04 (pp. 45–52)
Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, 5–6 December 2018


Calls for consultants / proposals

24 January 2019
Modelling Approaches to Produce Estimates of National Immunization Coverage pdf, 313kb
Deadline for applications: 24 February 2019


WHO Regional Offices

Selected Press Releases, Announcements

WHO African Region AFRO
:: Uganda Launches Health Sector Integrated Refugee Response Plan 2019-2024  26 January 2019
:: Ebola – Following a Full Simulation Exercise, a Joint Monitoring Mission is deployed in Rwanda
24 January 2019
:: Experts caution against stagnation of immunization coverage in Africa  23 January 2019
[See Milestones above for detail]
::Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States Declare End of Cholera Outbreaks  22 January 2019
WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Stigma and discrimination prevent early diagnosis and treatment of Leprosy in the Americas (01/25/2019)
:: More than half of people with epilepsy in Latin America and the Caribbean do not receive treatment (01/24/2019)
WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh appointed Regional Director WHO South-East Asia for second term  26 January 2019
WHO European Region EURO
:: The year ahead: key events for the WHO European Region in 2019 23-01-2019
::  Migrants and refugees at higher risk of developing ill health than host populations, reveals first-ever WHO report on the health of displaced people in Europe 21-01-2019
WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Providing urgent health care to millions in Yemen  24 January 2019
:: Somalia’s comprehensive plan to improve maternal, child and adolescent health  24 January 2019
:: Drivers play significant role in polio eradication efforts  24 January 2019
:: Medical supplies delivered to Al-Hasakeh in Syria  23 January 2019
WHO Western Pacific Region ::
:: Dr Takeshi Kasai appointed WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific  26 January 2019