WHO & Regional Offices [to 1 Jun 2019]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 1 Jun 2019]
29 May 2019 News release
WHO highlights huge scale of tobacco-related lung disease deaths



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 31 May 2019, vol. 94, 22/23 (pp. 261–280)
Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, April 2019 – conclusions and recommendations



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: WHO welcomes end of emergency phase of the 2019 Lassa fever outbreak but calls on partners to remain mobilized 01 June 2019
:: The Regional Commission for the Verification of Measles Elimination reviewed the progress from five countries 31 May 2019
:: Ethiopia promotes effective early childhood interventions to ensure all children survive, develop and reach their full potential 31 May 2019
:: Over 18 million dollars spent to prepare for Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda 30 May 2019
:: Major cholera vaccination campaign begins in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 27 May 2019
:: Strengthening Zimbabwe’s capacity for supply chain logistics management during Public Health Emergencies 27 May 2019
:: Meeting of the AFRO 11 project National Steering Committee to strengthen national capacity for innovative implementation of IVM for disease prevention and control 27 May 2019

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Tobacco kills one person every 34 seconds in the Americas (05/30/2019)
:: 72nd World Health Assembly Closes with Adoption of Resolutions on Public Health Topics (05/28/2019)
:: Individuals and organizations from across the Americas to receive WHO World No Tobacco Day Award  (05/28/2019)
:: Delegations adopted resolutions on patient safety, emergency and trauma care, water and sanitation, and on the ICD-11 (05/27/2019)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: WHO honours tobacco control champions in the European Region 31-05-2019
:: 90% of lung cancers can be avoided by eliminating tobacco use, new WHO report reveals 29-05-2019

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO declares countries measles and rubella free
Amman, Jordan, 28 May 2019 – The Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region has declared that measles and rubella have been eliminated from both Bahrain and Oman, and that Islamic Republic of Iran has eliminated rubella and is about to eliminate measles. The RVC met in Amman, Jordan, on 15–16 May 2019 to…

WHO Western Pacific Region
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