WHO & Regional Offices [to 15 Aug 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 15 Aug 2020]
14 August 2020 Statement
INCB, WHO and UNODC statement on access to internationally controlled medicines during COVID-19 pandemic
[See COVID-19 above for details]

12 August 2020 News release
2 in 5 schools around the world lacked basic handwashing facilities prior to COVID-19 pandemic — UNICEF, WHO

 

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Weekly Epidemiological Record, 14 August 2020, vol. 95, 33 (pp. 381–392)
:: Meeting of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Infectious Hazards (STAG-IH), June 2020 Conclusions and advice
:: Validation of maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination in 90% of the population of Mali

 

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: COVID-19 response in southern Nigeria boosts surveillance of other diseases 13 August 2020
In many countries, tackling the COVID-19 pandemic has taken cues from other disease approaches, such as lessons from protecting communities against Ebola. But in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, health workers have found inspiration from guarding against the coronavirus.

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Revised COVID-19 case definitions 13-08-2020
:: Measles and rubella elimination: verification process continues amid COVID-19 pandemic 13-08-2020
:: Azerbaijan response to COVID-19: better testing and contact tracing are key 11-08-2020
:: Announcing the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development: :: Rethinking Policy Priorities in the light of Pandemics 11-08-2020
:: WHO, EU supply critical COVID-19 equipment to the Republic of Moldova 10-08-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Statement by WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean on the deaths of children in Syria’s Al Hol camp Cairo/Damascus, August 13, 2020

WHO Western Pacific Region
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