WHO & Regional Offices [to 18 July 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 18 July 2020]
16 July 2020
News release
WHO Director-General pays tribute to Spain’s sacrifices and leadership to confront COVID-19

15 July 2020
News release
More than 150 countries engaged in COVID-19 vaccine global access facility
[See Milestones above for detail]

15 July 2020
News release
WHO and UNICEF warn of a decline in vaccinations during COVID-19
[See Milestones above for detail]

13 July 2020
News release
As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 17 July 2020, vol. 95, 29 (pp. 337–348)
:: Update on immunodeficiency-associated vaccine-derived polioviruses worldwide, July 2018–December 2019
:: Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2020



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: WHO urges greater COVID-19 health services in Africa’s humanitarian settings 16 July 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) today called for greater access to COVID-19 detection, testing and care among vulnerable populations grappling with the impacts of protracted conflict and humanitarian emergencies across Africa.
:: Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola cases rise, surpass previous outbreak 16 July 2020
:: Ghana’s community nurses deliver child health care amid COVID-19 16 July 2020
A backpack containing simple but essential medicines and supplies is all Antoinette Nuselie Segla, principal community health nurse, needs to embark on a health outreach in Fadama, a populous community in the north of Ghana’s capital, Accra.

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
:: Maldives, Sri Lanka eliminate measles and rubella, ahead of 2023 target 8 July 2020 News release

WHO European Region EURO
:: New WHO study shows how Ireland can reduce health-related financial hardship and unmet need by delivering universal access to health care 08-07-2020
:: WHO/Europe expert team reaches Turkmenistan to support the country’s COVID-19 response 07-07-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: COVID-19 presents opportunities for greater collaboration on the SDGS, says WHO’s Regional Director 8 July 2020
:: WHO delivers essential COVID-19 supplies to Afghanistan 5 July 2020

WHO Western Pacific Region
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