WHO & Regional Offices [to 31 Aug 2019]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 31 Aug 2019]
29 August 2019 News release
WHO revises recommendations on hormonal contraceptive use for women at high HIV risk

29 August 2019 News release
WHO launches global registry on human genome editing

29 August 2019 News release
As Ebola cases reach 3000 in DRC, WHO calls on all partners to fulfill promises to communities

28 August 2019 News release
Weak systems and funding gaps jeopardize drinking-water and sanitation in the world’s poorest countries



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 30 August 2019, vol. 94, 35/36 (pp. 389–412)
:: Global leprosy update, 2018: moving towards a leprosy-free world



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Protecting the devoted from cholera in pilgrimage sites in Ethiopia 29 August 2019
:: Searching for polio in unusual places in Tanzania 28 August 2019

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: Health Ministers of WHO South-East Asia Region to discuss key challenges next week
SEAR/PR/1715 New Delhi, 30 August 2019: Health Ministers of member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region are meeting here next week to discuss ways of addressing health impact of climate change, the high burden of tuberculosis and strengthening capacities for emergency risk management.
Elimination of measles, a childhood killer disease; cervical cancer and other non-communicable diseases; and strengthening health services and workforce for universal health coverage are other key issues that will be taken up at the Seventy-Second Regional Committee Session of WHO South-East Asia from 2 September to 6 September 2019…

WHO European Region EURO
:: European Region loses ground in effort to eliminate measles 29-08-2019
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WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
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WHO Western Pacific Region
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