WHO & Regional Offices [to 18 May 2019]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 18 May 2019]
16 May 2019 News release
Too many babies are born too small

15 May 2019 News release
Smarter research & development to tackle global health priorities
Today, WHO’s new Science Division launched an online resource to guide the development of new health products for which there are limited markets or incentives for research and development. An essential tool for realizing universal health coverage, the Health Product Profile Directory aims to promote  research and development for products to combat neglected diseases and threats to global health, including antimicrobial resistance and diseases with pandemic potential.
The Health Product Profile Directory is a free-to-use online resource created and developed by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, on behalf of WHO as a global public good. It provides a searchable database of profiles for health products needed to tackle pressing health issues in global health including those prioritized by WHO. The summary of the published profiles outlines 8-10 key characteristics (such as target population, measures of efficacy and dosage) for the development of health products, including medicines, vaccines and diagnostics. Building in these characteristics at an early stage of the development process is essential to ensure that the final products will be accessible to the populations that need them…

14 May 2019 News release
Adopting a healthy lifestyle helps reduce the risk of dementia



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 17 May 2019, vol. 94, 20 (pp. 233–252)
:: Dracunculiasis eradication: global surveillance summary, 2018
:: Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January- March 2019



Calls for consultants / proposals
Proposal for the development of a guidance on strategic multi-year planning for national immunization programme pdf, 160kb 13 May 2019
Deadline for applications: 7 June 2019

Consultant: Survey data analysispdf, 284kb 10 May 2019

Deadline for applications: 10 June 2019



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: More than 500 000 doses of cholera vaccine available for Cabo Delgado 18 May 2019
Pemba, Mozambique.
:: Africa advances on goal of cervical cancer elimination across the continent 15 May 2019
The US Ambassador to South Sudan and Hon Minister of Health visit Ebola Vaccination site in Juba 12 May 2019

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Ministers of Health of the Americas to participate in the 72nd World Health Assembly (05/17/2019)
:: PAHO receives award from the World Hypertension League for its efforts to address hypertension in the Americas (05/17/2019)
:: Countries move towards the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and Chagas disease (05/16/2019)
:: Myths and Truths about Seasonal Influenza and the Flu Vaccine (05/14/2019)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Moving one step closer to better health and rights for transgender people 17-05-2019
:: New WHO guidelines promote healthy lifestyle to reduce risk of dementia 14-05-2019
:: Fast-track to strong primary health care 14-05-2019

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Mobile medical clinics reach displaced people in Iraq 16 May 2019
: Increasing access to health care for returnees in Ninewa, Iraq 12 May 2019

WHO Western Pacific Region
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