WHO & Regional Offices [to 5 Sep 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 5 Sep 2020]

3 September 2020 Departmental news
WHO convenes expert group for behaviour change

31 August 2020 News release
In WHO global pulse survey, 90% of countries report disruptions to essential health services since COVID-19 pandemic
[See Milestones above for detail]



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 4 September 2020, vol. 95, 36 (pp. 417–440)
Global leprosy (Hansen disease) update, 2019: time to step-up prevention initiatives
COVID-19 update


WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: 04 September 2020 Decisive and timely: Mauritius’ response curbs COVID-19
:: 03 September 2020 African countries engaging in ground-breaking COVID-19 vaccine initiative

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Europe lights the way for schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond 04-09-2020
:: Unleashing the potential of vaccines for a healthier Europe 02-09-2020
:: Athens protects vulnerable communities during COVID-19 01-09-2020
:: Towards a consensus on safe schooling in the WHO European Region during the COVID-19 pandemic 31-08-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Statement by WHO’s Regional Director on an upsurge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
3 September 2020 – Our Region is close to approaching a new grim milestone of 2 million COVID-19 cases: as of 1 September, the cumulative number of cases in the Region is now more than 1 936 221, with 51 326 deaths.  Of greatest concern is a new upsurge in cases in a number of countries, highlighting the negative consequences of lack of adherence to public health measures….

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: Protecting older people against COVID-19 3 September 2020