WHO & Regional Offices [to 11 Apr 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 11 Apr 2020]
10 April 2020 News release
New Ebola case confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

8 April 2020 Statement
Statement of the Twenty-Fourth IHR Emergency Committee
{See Polio above for detail]

8 April 2020 Statement
Joint Leader’s statement – Violence against children: A hidden crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic

8 April 2020 Statement
WHO Timeline – COVID-19
This timeline is updated on an ongoing basis, in response to evolving events and common media queries.

7 April 2020 News release
WHO and partners call for urgent investment in nurses
Geneva – The Covid-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need to strengthen the global health workforce. A new report, The State of the World’s Nursing 2020, provides an in-depth look at the largest component of the health workforce. Findings identify important gaps in the nursing workforce and priority areas for investment in nursing education, jobs, and leadership to strengthen nursing around the world and improve health for all.



PPC: Call for comments by 14 May 2020: 9 April 2020
Preferred Product Characteristics for Vaccines against Enterotoxigenic Escherichia colipdf, 491kb
Draft Version for public consultation
Comment Form – ETEC-Vx PPCdoc, 97kb



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: COVID-19 pandemic expands reach in Africa 10 April 2020
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa continues to grow, more countries in the continent are seeing the virus spread to regions beyond the capital cities.
:: New Ebola case confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 10 April 2020
A new case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed today in the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
:: Benin goes on digital offensive against COVID-19 09 April 2020
Cotonou, 9 April 2020 – After the first case of COVID-19 was announced in Benin on the 16 March, within four days, the West African nation had set up a range of digital platforms to help combat both the spread of the disease and what the World Health Organization (WHO) has called “infodemic” of misinformation around it.
:: COVID-19 cases top 10 000 in Africa 07 April 2020
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to more than 10 000 and caused more than 500 deaths. While the virus was slow to reach the continent compared to other parts of the world, infection has grown exponentially in recent weeks and continues to spread.

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: PAHO Director calls for protection of health workers in face of the advancing COVID19 pandemic in the region of the Americas (04/07/2020)
:: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, new WHO report urges greater investments in the nursing workforce (04/07/2020)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: Countries in WHO South-East Asia Region need 1.9 million more nurses, midwives to achieve health for all 7 April 2020 News release SEARO

WHO European Region EURO
:: New WHO tools launched to help hospitals manage surge in COVID-19 patients 08-04-2020
:: Reconfiguring health systems vital to tackling COVID-19 08-04-2020
:: COVID-19 hotline in Romania provides up-to-date public advice with WHO support 08-04-2020
:: WHO calls on governments to invest in nurses for a healthy Europe 07-04-2020
:: New WHO/Europe tool for behavioural insights: critical to inform COVID-19 response 06-04-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Latest update on COVID-19
:: COVID-19 cases in Africa top 10 000 8 April 2020

:: Iraq produces COVID-19 laboratory supplies to more rapidly test cases 5 April 2020

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: Urgent need for investment in nursing 7 April 2020 News release Manila, Philippines
COVID-19 pandemic puts need for nurses into sharp relief