WHO & Regional Offices [to 29 Aug 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 29 Aug 2020]

27 August 2020 News release
World Mental Health Day: an opportunity to kick-start a massive scale-up in investment in mental health

25 August 2020 News release
Global polio eradication initiative applauds WHO African region for wild polio-free certification
[See Milestones above for detail]

24 August 2020 News release
172 countries and multiple candidate vaccines engaged in COVID-19 vaccine Global Access Facility
[See Milestones above for detail]



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 28 August 2020, vol. 95, 35 (pp. 409–416)
Interpreting influenza surveillance data in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 update 409



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Push for stronger health systems as Africa battles COVID-19 26 August 2020
:: Africa eradicates wild poliovirus 25 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
:: Inaugural meeting of Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development takes place 28-08-2020
:: Fanny Lopez, paediatric nurse supporting premature newborns and their parents 28-08-2020
:: Romania: trust, dialogue and cooperation at community level to combat COVID-19 27-08-2020
:: WHO/Europe to establish a mental health coalition to support system reforms and COVID-19 recovery 26-08-2020
:: Rehabilitation needed by every two out of three COVID-19 patients recovering from intensive care – The story of Samantha 26-08-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Statement by WHO’s Regional Director on COVID-19 developments in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
28 August 2020 – As of 26 August 2020, a total of 1 862 635 COVID-19 cases has been reported in the Eastern Mediterranean Region since the start of the novel coronavirus outbreak, which represents 8.0% of the global burden of more than 23 million cases reported to date….
:: WHO Regional Director Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari congratulates the African Region on becoming wild poliovirus-free 25 August 2020 –

WHO Western Pacific Region
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