WHO & Regional Offices [to 20 June 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 20 June 2020]
18 June 2020 News release
Countries failing to prevent violence against children, agencies warn
Global status report on preventing violence against children calls for more government action and warns of ‘dramatic impact’ of COVID-19

18 June 2020 News release
Luxembourg and WHO sign new Memorandum of Understanding, committing flexible funding to support WHO Triple billion targets

16 June 2020 News release
WHO welcomes preliminary results about dexamethasone use in treating critically ill COVID-19 patients
The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the initial clinical trial results from the United Kingdom (UK) that show dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, can be lifesaving for patients who are critically ill with COVID-19. For patients on ventilators, the treatment was shown to reduce mortality by about one third, and for patients requiring only oxygen, mortality was cut by about one fifth, according to preliminary findings shared with WHO.
The benefit was only seen in patients seriously ill with COVID-19, and was not observed in patients with milder disease…

13 June 2020 News release
A cluster of COVID-19 in Beijing, People’s Republic of China



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 19 June 2020, vol. 95, 25 (pp. 265–280)
Global leishmaniasis surveillance, 2017–2018, and first report on 5 additional indicators



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Africa’s wild polio-free status to be determined in August 9 June 2020
:: WHO concerned over COVID-19 impact on women, girls in Africa 18 June 2020
Humanitarian crises, including health emergencies affect men and women differently. As COVID-19 continues to spread in Africa, there are concerns over its impact on women and girls, with vulnerabilities feared to worsen as the pandemic overwhelms health systems.

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Tapping into WHO expertise allows Uzbekistan to increase COVID-19 testing 19-06-2020
:: Expert networks scale up COVID-19 testing, tracing and treating in Tajikistan 19-06-2020
:: Stories of hope as refugees help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic 19-06-2020
:: Refugee nurse Ahmed Ahmed: working together to prevent COVID-19 infections in Turkey 19-06-2020
:: COVID-19: Preparing for the autumn is a priority for WHO/Europe 18-06-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: UN and partners launch guidelines to address the needs of most vulnerable groups during COVID-19
Cairo, 15 June 2020 – Vulnerable groups, particularly women, displaced people, migrants, older persons and people with disabilities, may experience the most harmful impacts of COVID-19. This is due to many factors including discrimination and stigma, their exclusion from effective surveillance and early-warning systems as well as their limited access to primary healthcare services. Their particular needs must be…

WHO Western Pacific Region
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