WHO & Regional Offices [to 1 Aug 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 1 Aug 2020]
1 August 2020 News release
COVID-19 Emergency Committee highlights need for response efforts over long term
[See Milestones above for detail]

1 August 2020 Statement
Statement on the fourth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
[See Milestones above for detail]

31 July 2020 Statement
World Breastfeeding Week 2020 Message

27 July 2020 Statement
WHO statement on heated tobacco products and the US FDA decision regarding IQOS



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 31 July 2020, vol. 95, 31 (pp. 361–368)
Progress in hepatitis B control – South-East Asia Region, 2016–2019
COVID-19 update



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Tackling COVID-19 fear and stigma 23 July 2020
Hesitancy to get tested, avoiding contact tracers or wariness of what the neighbours will say: the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a variety of reactions among some Ouagadougou residents that have complicated timely response.
:: Striving to keep health worker infections at bay 23 July 2020
Accra – Evelyn Narki Dowuona bears a great responsibility at Ga East Municipal Hospital in the Ghanaian capital Accra, where, as in much of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised the risks of health care work. Drawing on more than 10 years of nursing experience, the quality and safety manager ensures that measures to curb infection are strictly observed.
“We want to cause no harm to the patients while giving them care. We also want to ensure that our staff are safe in their working environment,” she says.

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Cooperation and coordination to improve maternal and infant health in the Russian Federation 31-07-2020
:: Russian experts to support COVID-19 laboratory capacity in Tajikistan 31-07-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Africa closes in on one million COVID-19 cases
Brazzaville/Cairo, 30 July 2020 – COVID-19 infections in Africa will exceed one million cases in the coming days as the pandemic surges in several hotspot countries. In a little more than 3 weeks, the number of cases on the continent almost doubled to 889 457, with 18 806 deaths…
:: Statement by WHO’s Regional Director on the need for continued vigilance during the COVID-19 pandemic 29 July 2020
:: Safe practices during Eid al-Adha in the context of COVID-19 28 July 2020
:: Member States must take action to ensure the safety and health of migrant and displaced populations, warn WHO and IOM

WHO Western Pacific Region
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