WHO & Regional Offices [to 8 Aug 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 8 Aug 2020]
5 August 2020 News release
Plane carrying WHO trauma and surgical supplies arrives in Beirut, Lebanon


Weekly Epidemiological Record, 7 August 2020, vol. 95, 32 (pp. 369–380)
;; Lessons learnt in expediting prequalification and registration of Ebola Zaire vaccine
;; Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-June 2020


WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
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WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: 7 August 2020 News release
World breastfeeding week 2020: Focus on access to skilled support
As the world marks Breastfeeding Week amidst the COVID-19 pandemic spread, WHO and partners are focusing on increasing mother’s access to skilled breastfeeding support…
:: 6 August 2020 News release
Maintain essential health services during COVID-19 response: WHO
The World Health Organization urged Member countries in South-East Asia Region to maintain essential health and accelerate resumption of disrupted health-care services, hit by the…

WHO European Region EURO
:: Patient guides build bridge between Syrian refugees and doctors in Turkey 07-08-2020
:: Epidemics and Public Health Emergency Operations Centre opens in North Macedonia 07-08-2020
:: New WHO tools to support health-care workers promoting breastfeeding in Europe 06-08-2020
:: Marko Obradovic: why new mothers need our support and why breastfeeding concerns us all 05-08-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO requires US$ 15 million to support immediate Beirut blast response and ensure vital health and disease prevention activities are maintained
Cairo/Beirut, August 6, 2020 – As the public health impact of the Beirut blast becomes clearer, WHO is calling for US$ 15 million to cover immediate emergency trauma and humanitarian health needs and ensure the continuity of the response to COVID-19 across the country. “We are particularly concerned about overburdened hospital and health workforce capacity, shortages of medicines and medical supplies, and the…

:: Statement by WHO’s Regional Director on standing with the people of Lebanon following deadly Beirut blast
6 August 2020 – Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, our Region was plagued by emergencies. More than 70 million people were directly or indirectly affected by political conflict or natural disasters and in need of humanitarian aid. In the past 6 months, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, the Region was impacted by another large-scale crisis that resulted in…

Plane carrying WHO trauma and surgical supplies arrives in Beirut, Lebanon
5 August 2020, Beirut, Lebanon – A plane carrying 20 tonnes of WHO health supplies has landed in Beirut, Lebanon, to support the treatment of patients injured by the massive blast that occurred in the city on 4 August. The supplies will cover 1000 trauma interventions and 1000 surgical interventions for people suffering from injuries and burns resulting from the…

WHO Western Pacific Region
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