WHO & Regional Offices [to 21 Mar 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 21 Mar 2020]
16 March 2020 Statement
ICC-WHO Joint Statement: An unprecedented private sector call to action to tackle COVID-19
[See Milestones above for detail]



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 20 March 2020, vol. 95, 12 (pp. 105–116)
105 Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2020–2021 northern hemisphere influenza season
116 COVID-19 update



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Borno closes Lassa fever outbreak, briefs Media on COVID-19
Maiduguri, 21 March, 2020 – Following concerted partners’ response, led by the World Health Organization, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Salihu Kwayabura has declared an end of Lassa fever outbreak in Borno State. The current outbreak, which was the second in almost five decades, was isolated from a 30-year old man from Garba Buzu settlement in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council on 23 January 2020.
:: More than 600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa 19 March 2020
More than 600 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in 34 countries in Africa as of 19 March, compared with 147 cases one week ago. Although the region has seen a significant increase in confirmed cases recently, there are still fewer cases than in other parts of the world.

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Tuberculosis and COVID-19: What health workers and authorities need to know (03/20/2020)
:: PAHO Director to Health Ministers- “Reorganize health services to care for COVID-19 patients and save lives” (03/18/2020)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: WHO calls for urgent, aggressive actions to combat COVID-19, as cases soar in South-East Asia Region 17 March 2020 News release

WHO European Region EURO
:: World Water Day 2020 highlights the essential role of handwashing 20-03-2020
:: Global solidarity across countries and continents needed to fight COVID-19 19-03-2020
:: Moving towards a multisectoral approach to tackling antimicrobial resistance 19-03-2020
:: Every country needs to take boldest actions to stop COVID-19 17-03-2020
:: SCRC statement on COVID-19 situation in Europe 13-03-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Djibouti joins global action to prevent COVID-19 as first case is confirmed in the country
Djibouti City, 18 March 2020 – The Ministry of Health of Djibouti has confirmed the country’s first case of COVID-19. Health authorities reported the patient as a Spanish national who arrived on a military flight and was directly put in quarantine with no contact with the Djiboutian population. Other Spanish military passengers are being quarantined with support from the French…
:: Statement by the Regional Director Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari on COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Press conference, 18 March 2020 Dear colleagues and friends, Thank you for joining us here again today for the latest updates on COVID-19, as well as updates on some the work that has been happening on a regional level to help countries manage this pandemic. In the past weeks since many of you were last here, there has been many developments in terms…

WHO Western Pacific Region
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