WHO & Regional Offices [to 11 May 2019]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 11 May 2019]
10 May 2019 News release
WHO is establishing technical advisory group and roster of experts on digital health
WHO is establishing a global multi-disciplinary technical group to advise us on issues related to digital health.
WHO’s newly-established Digital Health Department will work to harness the power of digital health technologies and steer developments to contribute to the attainment of all people to the highest level of health through the General Programme of Work (GPW13) triple billion goals and Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages). World Health Assembly resolution WHA/71 A71 on digital health underpins this work.
To support this work, WHO is establishing roster of experts in various areas related to digital health, such as strategic approaches, areas for intervention and governance structures for regulations and adoption of digital health solutions and products. Some of those experts will be selected to be part of a technical advisory group, and others may be called on the be part of specific subgroups…

7 May 2019 News release
WHO Adapts Ebola Vaccination Strategy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Account for Insecurity and Community Feedback
[See Ebola above for detail]

7 May 2019
News release
WHO welcomes industry action to align with global trans fat elimination targets

 

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Weekly Epidemiological Record, 10 May 2019, vol. 94, 19 (pp. 225–232)
:: Immunization and Vaccine-related Implementation Research Advisory Committee (IVIR-AC) recommendations – March 2019

 

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: The rush to deliver cholera vaccines to remote communities in Zimbabwe 10 May 2019
:: New interactive technology for real time surveillance quality improvement adopted by Botswana 10 May 2019
:: Dr. Stéphane Hugonnet, Epidemiologist, WHO 09 May 2019
Dr. Stéphane Hugonnet is a medical epidemiologist. He was deployed to Mozambique to strengthen the surveillance system and lead a team working with local, national authorities and partners to set up a surveillance system to detect potential epidemics.
:: Immunisation Heroes honoured to mark African Vaccination Week (AVW) in Eswatini
09 May 2019
:: Synchronized Campaign by Senegal and The Gambia For Treated Bed Nets Distribution
08 May 2019
:: More than 435.000 children in Sofala province will be protected against measles, polio and rubella during Health Week in Mozambique 07 May 2019

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Nursing staff are vital for making progress towards universal health (05/08/2019)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Over 100 000 people sick with measles in 14 months: with measles cases at an alarming level in the European Region, WHO scales up response 09-05-2019
:: Emergency risk communication package pioneered by WHO/Europe rolls out globally 07-05-2019

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Vaccines are saving millions of lives of children in Somalia 7 May 2019

WHO Western Pacific Region
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