WHO & Regional Offices [to 12 Sep 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 12 Sep 2020]
10 September 2020
Statement from the first ACT-Accelerator Facilitation Council meeting
[See Milestones above for detail]

News release
Coronavirus Global Response: Access to COVID-19 Tools-Accelerator Facilitation Council holds inaugural meeting
:: United Nations Secretary General António Guterres appeals for a quantum leap in funding for the ACT-Accelerator, a global solution to get the world moving, working and prospering again
:: H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, and H.E. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, co-chair the ACT-Acceleration Facilitation Council
:: Global leaders – including over 30 heads of state and ministers – release statement of commitment to galvanizing support for the ACT-Accelerator and the need for the financial resources required to leave no one behind
:: ACT-Accelerator calculates that $35 billion is still required to give all countries the tools needed to end the pandemic as quickly as possible

9 September 2020 News release
COVID-19 could reverse decades of progress toward eliminating preventable child deaths, agencies warn

9 September 2020 News release
More than 3 billion people protected from harmful trans fat in their food

8 September 2020 News release
WHO calls for global action on sepsis – cause of 1 in 5 deaths worldwide


Weekly Epidemiological Record, 11 September 2020, vol. 95, 37 (pp. 441–448)
Cholera 2019


WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: COVID-19 genome sequencing laboratory network launches in Africa 10 September 2020
:: Noncommunicable diseases increase risk of dying from COVID-19 in Africa 10 September 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
:: Digital health: transforming and extending the delivery of health services 09-09-2020
:: WHO Regional Director for Europe gives update on the work of the Regional Office ahead of virtual Regional Committee 09-09-2020
:: Health priorities for the European Region and COVID-19 in focus at WHO annual meeting 08-09-2020
:: A new international day to celebrate clean air – and a sustainable recovery from COVID-19 07-09-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO provides medical supplies to Sudan following major flooding 9 September 2020
:: UNICEF, WHO support Sudan’s efforts to end vaccine-derived polio outbreak 8 September 2020

WHO Western Pacific Region
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