WHO & Regional Offices [to 30 Nov 2019]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 30 Nov 2019]
28 November 2019
News release
WHO launches Online Training on Climate and Health in the UN climate negotiations

28 November 2019
News release
Dead and injured following attacks on Ebola responders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

28 November 2019
News release
5 Key Actions for COP25 to Bolster Global Health

28 November 2019
News release
Pollution Pods at COP25 show climate change and air pollution are two sides of the same coin

27 November 2019
News release
Innovative WHO HIV testing recommendations aim to expand treatment coverage
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new recommendations to help countries reach the 8.1 million people living with HIV who are yet to be diagnosed, and who are therefore unable to obtain lifesaving treatment.

“The face of the HIV epidemic has changed dramatically over the past decade,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “More people are receiving treatment than ever before, but too many are still not getting the help they need because they have not been diagnosed. WHO’s new HIV testing guidelines aim to dramatically change this.”

HIV testing is key to ensuring people are diagnosed early and start treatment. Good testing services also ensure that people who test HIV negative are linked to appropriate, effective prevention services. This will help reduce the 1.7 million new HIV infections occurring every year.

The WHO guidelines are released ahead of World AIDS Day (1 December), and the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA2019) which takes place in Kigali, Rwanda on 2-7 December. Today, two thirds of all people with HIV live in the African Region.

The new “WHO consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services” recommend a range of innovative approaches to respond to contemporary needs…



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 29 November 2019, vol. 94, 48 (pp. 561–580)
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:: Global update on Middle East respiratory syndrome, 2019
:: Fact sheet on echinococcosis (updated May 2019)



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: WHO, UNICEF help boost West Africa’s capacity to respond to polio outbreaks 27 November 2019

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Campaign encourages health workers and youth to have open conversations about HIV (11/27/2019)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: Statement: Intensify action to eliminate violence against women 25 November 2019

WHO European Region EURO
:: WHO working with health authorities in European Region after outbreak of Lassa fever in Sierra Leone 29-11-2019
:: Gaps in access undermine universal health coverage across the EU 29-11-2019
:: Half of all women with HIV are diagnosed late in Europe 28-11-2019
:: Medical facilities coping well in Albania following earthquake 27-11-2019

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Polio vaccination campaign targets more than 3.1 million Iraqi children 26 November 2019

WHO Western Pacific Region
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