WHO & Regional Offices [to 21 Sep 2019]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 21 Sep 2019]
News release
More women and children survive today than ever before – UN report
Despite progress, a pregnant woman or newborn dies somewhere in the world every 11 seconds
19 September 2019 New York | Geneva
More women and their children are surviving today than ever before, according to new child and maternal mortality estimates released today by United Nations groups* led by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Since 2000, child deaths have reduced by nearly half and maternal deaths by over one-third, mostly due to improved access to affordable, quality health services…



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 20 September 2019, vol. 94, 38 (pp. 425–440)
:: Global update on implementation of preventive chemotherapy against neglected tropical diseases in 2018
:: Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January- July 2019



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Government urges private and public health facilities to enforce best practices in vaccines…
20 September 2019
:: Speeding up detection to slow down Ebola: Smartphone app is game-changer for contact…
18 September 2019
:: Tanzanian authorities inform WHO they have no cases of Ebola 18 September 2019
:: Bauchi State Governor initiates Yellow Fever campaign targeting 500,000 people
17 September 2019

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: PAHO prepares for the UN High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (09/21/2019)
:: Brazil and Paraguay launch campaign to intensify vaccination in border areas (09/17/2019)
Brazil and Paraguay have launched a campaign to intensify vaccination in the border areas to increase coverage against measles, yellow fever and other diseases in the border cities of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: WHO/Europe and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies renew commitment to jointly support countries to achieve health for all 19-09-2019
:: RC69 opens on 16 September with review of progress in public health 13-09-2019
WHO/Europe’s annual governance meeting, RC69 takes place on 16–19 September 2019. Over 500 delegates will reflect on a decade of public health progress, and discuss key issues including health equity, health literacy and accelerating primary health care. This year’s session also includes the election of the new WHO Regional Director for Europe.

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
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WHO Western Pacific Region
:: WHO, UNICEF and partners support Philippine Department of Health’s polio outbreak response 19 September 2019
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