WHO & Regional Offices [to 22 Aug 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 22 Aug 2020]

19 August 2020 News release
World Humanitarian Day 2020: A tribute to aid workers on the front lines
:: Amid a global pandemic, unprecedented needs and growing insecurity, aid workers and health-care responders are staying and delivering to the world’s most vulnerable people.
:: Last year was the most violent on record for humanitarians, with 483 attacked, 125 killed, 234 wounded and 124 kidnapped. The UN condemns all attacks on humanitarians.
:: OCHA and partners present the inspiring stories of humanitarian #RealLifeHeroes who are stepping up to meet the challenges.



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 21 August 2020, vol. 95, 34 (pp. 393–408)
Global yellow fever update, 2019


WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Zambia’s COVID-19 home-based care relieves health facilities 20 August 2020

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: WHO-trained young epidemiologists help fight COVID-19 in the Republic of Moldova 20-08-2020
:: Risk of #COVID19 resurgence is never far away, but now we know how to target the virus instead of targeting society 20-08-2020
:: Against the backdrop of a humanitarian crisis, COVID-19 responders carry out heroic work in northwest Syria 19-08-2020
:: Tailoring health interventions: behavioural and cultural insights for health 19-08-2020
:: COVID-19 and conflict, a double battle for humanitarian workers 19-08-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Exceptional bravery of Beirut health care workers following blast 19 August 2020

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: Virtual press conference on COVID-19 in the Western Pacific Remarks by Dr Takeshi Kasai
18 August 2020