WHO & Regional Offices [to 16 Feb 2019]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 16 Feb 2019]
12 February 2019
News Release
New WHO-ITU standard aims to prevent hearing loss among 1.1 billion young people
12 February 2019
News Release
International push to improve food safety
11 February 2019 | News release
US$ 43.5 million needed to provide life-saving health aid in Libya in 2019
Weekly Epidemiological Record, 15 February 2019, vol. 94, 07 (pp. 81–84)
:: 7th Meeting of the WHO Expert Working Group of the Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System for Surveillance of Antiviral Susceptibility
:: Executive summary of the 10th meeting of the WHO Working Group for the Molecular :: Detection and Subtyping of Influenza Viruses and the use of next-generation sequencing in the Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System
WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Cabo Verde is ready to host 2nd African Health Forum and share good practices on progress towards Universal Health Coverage  14 February 2019
:: Uganda Health Workers Respond Swiftly to a Suspected Ebola Death  12 February 2019
:: Ethiopia Launches Measles Vaccine Second Dose (MCV2) Introduction: Over 3.3 million children will receive the vaccine annually  11 February 2019
:: Nigeria’s call to action – Time to Eliminate Cervical Cancer in Nigeria  10 February 2019
WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Latest PAHO “Basic Indicators” shed light on health situation in the Americas (02/13/2019)

Vaccination coverage in 2017 varies for different vaccines: 94% percent of the target population of children in the Americas received the tuberculosis (BCG) vaccine; 90% received the vaccine for the first dose of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR1); 88% received three doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP3) vaccine; 85% received three doses of polio vaccine; and 73% received the last dose of rotavirus vaccine.
WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
– No new digest announcements identified.
WHO European Region EURO
:: Towards a digital health roadmap for the WHO European Region 14-02-2019
WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Effective collaboration mitigates risk of potential outbreak
13 February 2019 – Intercountry collaboration between Iraq and Jordan allowed WHO and health authorities in Iraq to rapidly and successfully respond to an increase in cases of acute respiratory infections.
The last week of November 2018 witnessed an alarming rise in the incidence of acute respiratory infections in Suleimaniya governorate in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. By 31 December, more than 35 suspected cases of influenza were admitted to Shaheed Hemin Hospital for Internal Medicine in the governorate…
:: US$ 43.5 million needed to provide life-saving health aid in Libya  11 February 2019
WHO Western Pacific Region
– No new digest announcements identified.