WHO & Regional Offices [to 9 May 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 9 May 2020]

Commemorating Smallpox Eradication – a legacy of hope, for COVID-19 and other diseases
8 May 2020 News release
[See Perspectives above for detail]



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 8 May 2020, vol. 95, 19 (pp. 185–208)
COVID19 strategy update (as of 14 April 2020)



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: New WHO estimates: Up to 190 000 people could die of COVID-19 in Africa if not controlled
07 May 2020

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
:: Promote hand hygiene to save lives and combat COVID-19 4 May 2020 Statement

WHO European Region EURO
:: During COVID-19 pandemic, violence remains preventable, not inevitable 07-05-2020
:: WHO launches checklist to support prison administrators and policy-makers for rapid and effective response to COVID-19 07-05-2020
:: Turkish celebrities join UN and WHO to help convey key COVID-19 messages 07-05-2020
:: Two decades tackling global health emergencies together: WHO partner GOARN turns 20 05-05-2020
:: Iliana Colonna: enabling positive birth experiences in the time of COVID-19 05-05-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: World Hand Hygiene Day: Nurses and midwives, clean care is in your hands!
5 May 2020 – World Hand Hygiene Day will be celebrated on 5 May 2020. This year’s campaign theme, “SAVE LIVES: Clean your hands”, aligns with the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. The campaign aims to recognize nurses and midwives as front-line heroes who deserve acknowledgement, appreciation and protection, and to highlight their critical role in infection…

WHO Western Pacific Region
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