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.

 

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