WHO & Regional Offices [to 2 Feb 2019]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 2 Feb 2019]

28 January 2019 | News Release
Cabo Verde leads the way in ending new HIV infections in children in West and Central Africa

27 January 2019 | Photo Story
Women are key in Ebola response

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

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Weekly Epidemiological Record, 1 February 2019, vol. 94, 05 (pp. 53–64)
Detection of influenza viruses by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction: WHO external quality assessment programme summary analysis, 2018

Vaccine Injury Compensation
Extract from report of GACVS meeting of 5-6 December 2018, published in the WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record on 25 January 2019
Vaccine injury compensation programmes (VICPs) are no-fault schemes established to compensate individuals who experience a vaccine-related injury. The results of a global survey of the status of VICPs in WHO Member States was presented and discussed.

Vaccine Safety Strategy post-2020
Extract from report of GACVS meeting of 5-6 December 2018, published in the WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record on 25 January 2019
Preparing for the Global Vaccine Safety blueprint 2.0, aligned with the WHO’s post-2020 immunization strategy.

Vaccine Safety Communication
Extract from report of GACVS meeting of 5-6 December 2018, published in the WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record on 25 January 2019
Vaccine safety issues can lead to crisis, erosion of public trust and even collapse of immunization programmes if communication is not properly handled. To contribute to a common framework for vaccine safety crisis communication and capacity-building in Member States, a series of case studies of vaccine safety communication is being prepared.

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: WHO scales up Lassa fever response in affected states  01 February 2019
:: Uganda’s Disease Surveillance System Proves to be Effective in Detecting and Follow up Ebola Contacts Suspected Cases  31 January 2019
:: South Sudan vaccinates health workers against Ebola  28 January 2019

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer among women in Latin America and the Caribbean, but it can be prevented (02/01/2019)
:: PAHO reminds international travelers to get vaccinated before traveling to areas with yellow fever (01/31/2019)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
– No new digest announcements identified.

WHO European Region EURO
:: World Cancer Day: action for protection against cervical cancer 01-02-2019
:: New WHO factsheets reveal Europe struggles to implement policies to reduce alcohol consumption 31-01-2019
:: “Nothing feels better than being confident that you are healthy” – a young man’s experience of PrEP 29-01-2019
:: 2018–2019 influenza season: what we know so far 28-01-2019
:: Danish health literacy campaign restores confidence in HPV vaccination 28-01-2019

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Injured journalist prevented from accessing health care  31 January 2019
:: Executive Board announces 2020 as “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”  30 January 2019

WHO Western Pacific Region
– No new digest announcements identified.

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