WHO & Regional Offices [to 7 Nov 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 7 Nov 2020]
6 November 2020 News release
UNICEF and WHO call for emergency action to avert major measles and polio epidemics
[See Milestones above for detail]

6 November 2020 Statement
WHO-ICMRA joint statement on the need for improved global regulatory alignment on COVID-19 medicines and vaccines
[See Milestones above for detail]

5 November 2020 News release
World Health Assembly charts course for COVID-19 response and global health priorities
[See Milestones above for detail]

5 November 2020 Departmental news
Neglected tropical diseases and One Health: gearing up against antimicrobial resistance to secure the safety of future generations

4 November 2020 Departmental news
Message from Director SRH/HRP

4 November 2020 Departmental news
WHO publishes series of profiles on climate change and health in island states

2 November 2020 Departmental news
Ensuring medicines work safely for everyone



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 6 November 2020, vol. 95, 45 (pp. 545–556)
:: Elimination of human onchocerciasis: progress report, 2019–2020
:: Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-August 2020



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Reinforcing key health services amid COVID-19 05 November 2020
Thousands of vaccinators fanned through villages and towns across 73 districts in Ghana, immunizing more than 4.6 million children against vaccine-derived poliovirus. Mass immunization campaigns, like many key health services, have suffered a heavy jolt dealt by the COVID-19 pandemic.
:: Talk radio, teletherapy expands mental health services in Ethiopia 05 November 2020
The Erq Ma’ed – or ‘reconciliation table’ – social enterprise has mixed talk radio, communications and counselling to boost the mental health and wellbeing of Ethiopians for nearly a decade. With the added pressure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their journey of innovation to meet people’s mental health needs amid unprecedented times has been further spurred on.
:: Easing COVID-19 impact on key health services 05 November 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has strained health systems and disrupted essential health services in Africa. Countries are working to restore and strengthen key services to better withstand shocks and ensure quality care. Regina Kamoga, the Executive Director of Uganda’s Community Health and Information Network and Chairperson of the Uganda Alliance of Patients Organizations, speaks about the impact of COVID-19 and solutions to restore essential health services.

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Mink-strain of COVID-19 virus in Denmark 07-11-2020
:: Albania needs to expand population coverage to move towards universal health coverage 06-11-2020
:: Helicopter paramedic nurse Jacqueline Zbären – providing emergency care in inhospitable terrain 06-11-2020
:: WHO/Europe and Ukrainian government sign Biennial Collaborative Agreement 05-11-2020
:: Regional Director visits newly opened GDO in Istanbul and speaks at Turkic Council on country visit 05-11-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO and partners affirm support to end polio in Pakistan 25 October 2020
:: Regional Director arrives in Syria, hands-over medical supplies during his visit to Syria
24 October 2020
:: Health workers celebrated on World Polio Day in Somalia 24 October 2020

WHO Western Pacific Region
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