WHO & Regional Offices [to 24 Oct 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 24 Oct 2020]
23 October 2020 Departmental news
New book calls on world leaders to unite in response to health threats

23 October 2020 News release
Steroids boost survival of preterm babies in low-resource settings, new study finds

22 October 2020 News release
The World Health Organization and Wikimedia Foundation expand access to trusted information about COVID-19 on Wikipedia

22 October 2020 Statement
Statement of the Twenty-Sixth Polio IHR Emergency Committee

22 October 2020 Departmental news
New Study 31/A5349 on the treatment of drug-susceptible TB

21 October 2020 Departmental news
INFOSAN Quarterly Summary, 2020 #3

21 October 2020 News release
Call for entries: 2nd WHO Health for All Film Festival

20 October 2020 Departmental news
WHO 2020 Global TB Report app – now available in English, French and Russian

19 October 2020 News release
Kim Sledge and the World We Want partner with WHO Foundation to re-record unity anthem “We Are Family” in response to COVID-19 and to focus on global public health needs

16 October 2020 Departmental news
Strategic exchange with representatives from civil society and communities



WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) : Request for nominations
16 October 2020
WHO is soliciting proposals for nominations of two new experts to serve on its Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization. Deadline for applications: 22 November 2020
The new SAGE members’ appointment, for an initial period of three years, is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.
WHO is seeking nominations particularly from the WHO South-East Asia and Western-Pacific Regions. Nominations of women and persons from low- and middle-income countries are specifically encouraged. A track record of achievements on implementation research and social sciences would be of particular relevance…



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 23 October 2020, vol. 95, 43 (pp. 509–524)
Global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis: progress report, 2019



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Benin boosts COVID-19 response with increased testing 23 October 2020
:: Testing at the core of Gabon’s COVID-19 battle 23 October 2020

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
No new digest content identified

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: 19 October 2020 News release
Need to continue extreme caution against COVID-19: WHO
The World Health Organization today cautioned against any relaxation of response actions following the recent slight decline in COVID-19 cases in South-East Asia Region…

WHO European Region EURO
:: Epidemiologist Sergiu Sîngeorzan: “COVID-19 has taught people to wash their hands” 23-10-2020
:: United Nations at 75: bringing humanity together for a better tomorrow 23-10-2020
:: World Polio Day: walking the last mile together towards polio eradication 23-10-2020
:: Obesity significantly increases chances of severe outcomes for COVID-19 patients 22-10-2020
:: Statement by the WHO Regional Director for Europe on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict 22-10-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Dr Farima is unstoppable 22 October 2020

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: 20 October 2020 | Feature story
WHO: COVID-19 must not derail tobacco cessation efforts
Many smokers in the Western Pacific Region have been prompted by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to kick the habit, but the pandemic has also brought fresh challenges for the fight against tobacco.