WHO & Regional Offices [to 4 Jan 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 4 Jan 2020]


WHO Director-General Dr Tedros, video message for new year 2020
2 January 2020
In his new year’s message for 2020, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus pays tribute to the tireless work of health workers around the world. Dr Tedros highlights the critical contribution these people make to all our lives and flags the urgent need for an additional 18 million more.

Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020 
Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after older people and generally meeting everyday essential health needs. They are often, the first and only point of care in their communities. The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.
That’s why the World Health Assembly has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife…



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Three African countries halt polio outbreaks 20 December 2019

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: 26 December 2019 News release
15 years of Indian Ocean tsunami – WHO South-East Asia Region continues to prioritize preparedness to respond to public health emergencies

WHO European Region EURO
:: WHO project wins the Global Aesthetic Achievement of the Year award 03-01-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Regional Summit of National Ethics and Bioethics Committees 24 December 2019
:: WHO doctor awarded for helping the mothers and babies of Gaza 22 December 2019

WHO Western Pacific Region
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