WHO & Regional Offices [to 7 Sep2019]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 7 Sep2019]
News release
Accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer
New Delhi, 6 September 2019: World Health Organization urged countries in its South-East Asia Region to accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030.
“Countries need to expand vaccination, screening, detection and treatment services for everyone, everywhere to address the growing problem of cervical cancer,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director WHO South-East Asia, at the Seventy Second Session of WHO Regional Committee here in Delhi…

4 September 2019
Vaccine Misinformation: Statement by WHO Director-General on Facebook and Instagram
[See Milestones/Perspective above for detail]

3 September 2019
WHO Director-General calls on world leaders to support Universal Health Coverage high-level meeting

News release
WHO statement on attacks against health care in north-west Syria
Cairo, 2 September 2019 – WHO is gravely concerned about reported attacks on 7 health care facilities in the north west of Syria from 28 to 30 August 2019. Attacks on 4 facilities have been verified according to WHO reporting standards, and 3 are in process of verification.
The facilities include 4 hospitals and 2 primary health care centres that were functional at the time they were hit…



Essential Nutrition Actions: mainstreaming nutrition throughout the life course
World Health Organization
2019 :: 191 pages
PDF: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/326261/9789241515856-eng.pdf?ua=1
Primary health care is the foundation of universal health coverage; it is a whole-of-society approach to health and well-being, centred on the needs and preferences of individuals, families and communities. Nutrition is a foundation for health and well-being for all, leaving no one behind, and a critical component of primary health care, through its promotion and prevention, addressing its determinants, and a people-centred approach.

Healthier populations are achieved through multisectoral actions that are not limited to health systems alone, though often using the stewardship, advocacy and regulatory functions of health ministries. Optimal nutrition for individual health and development bridges interventions by health systems to improve the health of populations.

Interventions addressing health through the life-course (covering women, men, infants, children, adolescents and older persons) contribute to the delivery of integrated primary health care. A life-course approach is critical to operationalize the worldwide commitment to people-centred primary health care.

This publication’s primary purpose is to provide a compilation of actions to address malnutrition in all its forms, in a concise and user-friendly format to help in decision-making processes for integration of nutrition interventions in national health policies, strategies, and plans based on country-specific needs and global priorities.



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: WHO and partners to help the Government [DRC] boost health facility defences against Ebola… 06 September 2019
:: Eritrea success story in the areas of HIV, TB and Malaria programs 05 September 2019
:: Ebola simulation drills in Tanzania trade worry for calm at border entry points 05 September 2019
:: Searching for polio in unusual places in Tanzania 05 September 2019
:: Addressing unmet health needs of conflict-affected IDPs in North-east Nigeria 03 September 2019

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: PAHO Supports Bahamas Response with Emergency Medical Teams (09/06/2019)
:: Bahamas Health Officials Respond to Hurricane Dorian with PAHO’s support (09/03/2019)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: Accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer: WHO SEAR/PR/1720 6 September 2019

WHO European Region EURO
:: Preventable trauma in childhood costs north America and Europe US$ 1.3 trillion a year 04-09-2019
:: In Europe, people continue to consume more alcohol than in any other place in the world 04-09-2019

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Strengthening universal health coverage in the occupied Palestinian territory
4 September 2019

WHO Western Pacific Region
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