WHO & Regional Offices [to 7 Dec 2019]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 7 Dec 2019]
28 November 2019
News release
4 December 2019
News release
More pregnant women and children protected from malaria, but accelerated efforts and funding needed to reinvigorate global response, WHO report shows

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

3 December 2019
News release
Climate risks to health are growing but prioritized funding lacking to safeguard human health from climate change

1 December 2019
News release
WHO Director-General praises bravery of health workers during visit to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following fatal attacks on Ebola responders

 

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Weekly Epidemiological Record, 6 December 2019, vol. 94, 49 (pp. 581–600)
:: Progress towards regional measles elimination – worldwide, 2000–2018

 

:: Reform of the International Coordinating Group for Vaccine Provision: a new framework for coordination, accountability and transparency
Introduction
The International Coordinating Group (ICG) for Vaccine Provision is a mechanism for allocation of vaccines from global stockpiles to respond to emergency requests in major infectious disease outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies.1, 2 There are currently 3 functionally sepa-rate ICG decision-making groups, for meningitis, yellow fever (YF) and cholera vaccine allocation, which comprise representatives from its 4 founding partners, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cres-cent Societies, Médecins Sans Frontières, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and WHO. The ICG’s guiding principles are to ensure equitable and timely access to essential vaccines while maintaining indepen-dent decision-making.1 It has evolved in the face of an ever-changing policy environment and new challenges in infectious disease control.
This paper outlines the timeline of the changes to the ICG mechanism to date, which gives the context for a discussion of current reforms, including changes to its governance structure and measures to ensure account-ability to stakeholders. The implications of these changes for future development of the ICG are then discussed.

 

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: WHO unveils plan to tackle rising HIV drug resistance in Africa 06 December 2019
:: Measles vaccination drive launched, North Kivu targets 2.2 million children 05 December 2019
:: Seventeen African Countries Conducting Exercise to Test Readiness of Public Health E…
04 December 2019

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Climate risks to health are growing but prioritized funding lacking to safeguard human health from climate change (12/05/2019)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: 4 December 2019 News release
Malaria on the decline in WHO South-East Asia Region; efforts must continue as risks persist: WHO

WHO European Region EURO
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WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: More than 9.4 million children vaccinated against typhoid fever in Sindh 4 December 2019
:: WHO supports Sudan to enhance cholera diagnosis at its laboratories 2 December 2019

WHO Western Pacific Region
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