WHO & Regional Offices [to 25 May 2019]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 25 May 2019]
25 May 2019 News release
World Health Assembly Update, 25 May 2019

24 May 2019 News release
World Health Assembly Update, 24 May 2019

23 May 2019 Statement
United Nations strengthens Ebola response in Democratic Republic of the Congo

23 May 2019 News release
World Health Assembly Update, 23 May 2019

23 May 2019
What the first malaria vaccine means to a mother and child
The world’s first malaria vaccine in childhood vaccination is being rolled out in 2019 in selected areas of Ghana, Malawi and Kenya, through a pilot programme supported by the World Health Organization
Vida tells the story of her baby Lordina, one of the first to get the vaccine in Ghana, and how this additional prevention tool gives her “more peace of mind.” Her story is a stirring testament to the potential of this additional form of protection against malaria for young children.
Watch the video

22 May 2019 News release
World Health Assembly 72 Update

22 May 2019 News release
Algeria and Argentina certified malaria-free by WHO

22 May 2019 News release
Five billion people still at risk from industrial trans fat exposure

20 May 2019 News release
WHO announces four new goodwill ambassadors for promoting global health
…The new ambassadors are:
:: Alisson Becker, goalkeeper of the Brazilian national and Liverpool football teams, and
:: Dr Natália Loewe Becker, medical doctor and health advocate from Brazil, as WHO Goodwill Ambassadors for Health Promotion;
:: Cynthia Germanotta, President of Born This Way Foundation, which was co-founded with her daughter Lady Gaga, as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Mental Health;
:: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Health Workforce

20 May 2019
Draft: Developing together the vision and strategy for immunization 2021-2030
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Weekly Epidemiological Record, 24 May 2019, vol. 94, SPECIAL ISSUE (pp. i–xlviii)
Editorial
Improvement in annual reporting of self-assessments to the International Health Regulations
(2005)
Gaining knowledge on the concept of monitoring and evaluation for effective implementation of
the International Health Regulations (2005) in the United Republic of Tanzania
Accelerating implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005) in the WHO South-
East Asia Region
Supporting the development of strong laboratory leaders for global health security: the Global
Leadership Programme (GLLP)
Climate change in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: priorities in enhancement of health
systems preparedness
National public health institutes collaborate with WHO to promote global health security
National legislation in implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005)
Improved country preparedness through implementation of the Pandemic Influenza
Preparedness Framework partnership contribution, 2018
After-action reviews and simulations exercises within the monitoring and evaluation framework
for the International Health Regulations (2005): main trends in 2018
Survey of pandemic influenza preparedness in WHO Member States, 2018
Country preparedness for health and humanitarian emergencies in the WHO African Region:
progress, lessons learnt and way forward
Review of preparedness and readiness for Ebola virus disease in South Sudan by joint
monitoring missions: progress, successes, challenges and the way forward

Weekly Epidemiological Record, 24 May 2019, vol. 94, 21 (pp. 253–260)
Progress towards polio eradication, worldwide, January 2017–March 2019

 

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: WHO and partners provide life-saving vaccine to more than 1.2 million children against measles in Borno State. 24 May 2019
:: African Parliamentarians commit to urgent action to increase immunization rates and advance universal health coverage, as Pan-African Parliament session concludes 23 May 2019
:: United Nations strengthens Ebola response in Democratic Republic of the Congo 23 May 2019
:: Algeria and Argentina certified malaria-free by WHO 22 May 2019

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: World Health Assembly approves resolutions on climate change and health, noncommunicable diseases, and influenza preparedness (05/24/2019)
:: World Health Assembly Adopts Resolution on Antimicrobial Resistance (05/23/2019)
:: Ministers of Health of the Pacific and the Caribbean to join forces on climate change and health, regulatory frameworks, health security and NCDs (05/23/2019)
:: Delegates Adopt Resolutions on Universal Health Coverage at World Health Assembly (05/22/2019)
:: Argentina certified malaria-free by WHO (05/22/2019)
:: Roadmap to Universal Health Discussed on Day Two of the World Health Assembly (05/21/2019)
:: 72nd World Health Assembly Opens in Geneva (05/20/2019)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Creativity and commitment on display during European Immunization Week 2019 21-05-2019
:: WHO’s strategic priorities in focus at Seventy-second World Health Assembly 21-05-2019
:: Supporting Syrian refugees in Turkey with the health services and guidance they need 20-05-2019

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO distributes medical supplies as Libya conflict continues 21 May 2019
:: Health attacks continue during Gaza’s Great March of Return 20 May 2019

WHO Western Pacific Region
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