WHO & Regional Offices [to 14 Mar 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 14 Mar 2020]
13 March 2020 News release
WHO, UN Foundation and partners launch first-of-its-kind COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
[See Milestones above for detail]



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 13 March 2020, vol. 95, 11 (pp. 97–104)
97 Evaluation of the early warning, alert and response system for the Rohingya crisis, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
104 COVID-19 update



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Africa is one-step away from wild polio eradication verdict 13 March 2020
The African region completes a critical step towards wild polio eradication as the independent commission to decide on the African Region’s wild poliovirus-free status has concluded its final field visit to Nigeria today, after conducting critical analysis to verify the documentation presented by the Nigerian Government.
:: First case of COVID-19 confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 10 March 2020
:: South African Development Community unites to tackle COVID-19 10 March 2020

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: SCRC statement on COVID-19 situation in Europe 13-03-2020
:: Azerbaijan steps up COVID-19 preparedness and readiness measures, welcoming WHO mission 12-03-2020
:: A new plan for healthcare in North Macedonia 12-03-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Statement by Regional Director Dr Ahmed Al Mandhari on COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
12 March 2020, Cairo, Egypt – Today in our region, 9960 cases in 16 countries have been reported, including 366 deaths reported in five countries (as of 3pm Cairo local time). Almost all the deaths were patients aged 60 years or above, who had preexisting conditions that were exasperated when they contracted the virus.
:: Delegation of WHO and public health experts concludes COVID-19 mission to Iran
12 March 2020

WHO Western Pacific Region
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