WHO & Regional Offices [to 20 Jul 2019]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 20 Jul 2019]
14 June 2019 Statement
Statement on the meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

17 July 2019 News release
Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

15 July 2019 News release
High-level meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo affirms support for Government-led response and UN system-wide approach

15 July 2019 News release
World hunger is still not going down after three years and obesity is still growing – UN report

15 July 2019 News release
WHO/Europe studies find baby foods are high in sugar and inappropriately marketed for babies

15 July 2019 News release
20 million children miss out on lifesaving measles, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines in 2018



Calls for consultants / proposals
17 July 2019
Consultant on enteric vaccine development pdf, 292kb
Deadline for applications: 7 August 2019



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 19 July 2019, vol. 94, 29 (pp. 317–328)
:: WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020: progress report on elimination of trachoma, 2018



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: WHO partners NCDC for effective containment of cholera outbreaks 19 July 2019
:: Renewed impetus to achieve universal access to immunization by 2030 19 July 2019
As the Global Vaccine Action Plan GVAP) 2011-2020  nears its conclusion in 2020, a regional consultation was held this week by the WHO Regional Office for Africa to shape a new immunization strategy for the next decade with the aim that everyone, everywhere, at every age, fully benefits from vaccines for good health and well-being.
:: Reminder to strengthen measures to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus to Rwanda 18 July 2019
:: WHO and UNICEF support the Ministry of Health to conduct a workshop for orientation of media personnel in emergency risk communication 18 July 2019
:: A high-level delegation led by South Sudan’s Undersecretary of Health visited Yei River State to intensify Ebola preparedness in the country 17 July 2019
:: WHO scales up activities in Burkina Faso in response to worsening humanitarian situation
15 July 2019

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
– No new digest announcements identified

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: Maldives eliminates mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Syphilis
SEAR/PR/1713 New Delhi/ Male, July 15, 2019: Maldives has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, joining first few countries in the world to ensure a generation free of these deadly diseases, World Health Organization said today…

WHO European Region EURO
:: Member States to reflect on 10 years of progress in public health and set health priorities for Europe at RC69 15-07-2019
:: Vaccination against measles increases amid ongoing measles outbreaks in Europe 15-07-2019

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Elizabeth Hoff: Seven years of tireless work in war-torn Syria 14 July 2019

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: Risk of Ebola in the Western Pacific remains low 18 July 2019 News releases