WHO & Regional Offices [to 10 Oct 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 10 Oct 2020]
11 October 2020
International Day of the Girl Child

8 October 2020 Joint News Release
One stillbirth occurs every 16 seconds, according to first ever joint UN estimates

7 October 2020 Joint News Release
Global challenge for movement on mental health kicks off as lack of investment in mental health leaves millions without access to services

5 October 2020 News release
COVID-19 disrupting mental health services in most countries, WHO survey



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 9 October 2020, vol. 95, 41 (pp. 489–496)
Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication – Afghanistan, January 2019–July 202



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Coping with mental health impact of COVID-19 08 October 2020

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
No new digest content identified

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: 8 October 2020 News release
Collectively strengthen pandemic response; plan for COVID-19 vaccination: WHO

WHO European Region EURO
:: When silence is not a virtue: how traditional masculinities keep men from seeking mental health advice 09-10-2020
:: Estonia and WHO to work together on digital health and innovation 07-10-2020
:: Developing new partnerships for health at European Health Forum Gastein 07-10-2020
:: How to counter pandemic fatigue and refresh public commitment to COVID-19 prevention measures 07-10-2020
:: New centre of excellence on humanitarian and health emergencies inaugurated in Istanbul 05-10-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
No new digest content identified

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: 9 October 2020 | News release
Region’s health ministers endorse action to promote access to vaccines, safe surgery and healthy ageing
Health ministers across the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region endorsed action plans to improve access to life-saving vaccines and safe and affordable surgery and to promote healthy ageing.
:: 6 October 2020 | Statement
Virtual press conference on the 71st session of the WHO Regional Committee in the Western Pacific