WHO & Regional Offices [to 22 Jun 2019]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 22 Jun 2019]

Papua New Guinea: Over 1 million children to be vaccinated against measles-rubella and polio
17 June 2019 News release Papua New Guinea
…1 million children under five years old in Papua New Guinea who are targeted in the ongoing nationwide free vaccination campaign against three dangerous diseases: measles, rubella and polio. The 3-week campaign that started on 11 June 2019 is led by the National Department of Health, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and other partners.
The integrated measles-rubella and polio campaign implemented in the country follows a series of polio vaccination campaigns in Papua New Guinea after a confirmation of a polio outbreak in June 2018. To date, the country has conducted seven rounds of polio campaigns, including three sub-national vaccinations (July 2018, August 2018, December 2018) and four nationwide campaigns (October 2018, November 2018, March 2019 and April 2019).
More than 3.3 million children under 15 years old have received multiple doses of the polio vaccines in the last 10 months…

20 June 2019
News release
WHO highlights scarcity of treatment for epilepsy in low-income countries

19 June 2019
News release
WHO flags critical funding gap, calls for political parties to join fight against Ebola
[See DRC Ebola above for detail]

18 June 2019
News release
In the face of slow progress, WHO offers a new tool and sets a target to accelerate action against antimicrobial resistance

18 June 2019
News release
1 in 3 people globally do not have access to safe drinking water – UNICEF, WHO
[See Milestones above for detail]



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 21 June 2019, vol. 94, 25 (pp. 289–292)
:: Plague around the world in 2019



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: As post-cyclone resettlement, 200 000 people lack access to health services in Mozambique
21 June 2019
:: Behind the scenes in the Ebola response : The logistician 21 June 2019
:: Polio: Emergency response is being set up in Bambari. 20 June 2019
:: Deputy Governor says Lagos will ensure no poliovirus is isolated in any part of the State again
20 June 2019
:: WHO supports Adamawa following declaration of a new outbreak of cholera in three Local Government Areas  20 June 2019
:: Uganda hosts Inaugural African Hepatitis Summit 19 June 2019
:: Minister of Health of Rwanda reminds to strengthen measures to prevent the spread of Ebola to Rwanda 16 June 2019

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: WHO highlights scarcity of treatment for epilepsy in low-income countries (06/20/2019)
:: PAHO Director highlights regional health priorities in presentation to OAS (06/19/2019)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
No new digest content identified.

WHO European Region EURO
:: Turkish and Syrian health workers stand together to deliver health services for refugees 19-06-2019

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO welcomes Egypt’s support to 14 African countries in their fight against hepatitis C
Kampala, Uganda, 20 June 2019

WHO Western Pacific Region
– No new digest announcements identified