WHO & Regional Offices [to 21 Nov 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 21 Nov 2020]
20 November 2020 News release
World leaders join forces to fight the accelerating crisis of antimicrobial resistance

20 November 2020 Departmental news
WHO and other stakeholders join forces to accelerate access to effective paediatric HIV and tuberculosis diagnostics and medicines

19 November 2020 Statement
Joint Statement on Data Protection and Privacy in the COVID-19 Response

19 November 2020 Departmental news
Learning from history: Sanitation for prosperity

19 November 2020 Departmental news
Regulating sanitation services as a public good

18 November 2020 Departmental news
Your Right To A Better World

17 November 2020 News release
A cervical cancer-free future: First-ever global commitment to eliminate a cancer

17 November 2020 Departmental news
WHO-commissioned global systematic review finds high HCV prevalence and incidence among men who have sex with men

17 November 2020 Departmental news
WHO announces certification programme for trans fat elimination

17 November 2020 Departmental news
WHO launches new roadmap on human resource strategies to ensure that all newborns survive and thrive
Today, on World Prematurity Day, WHO launched a new Roadmap on human resource strategies to improve newborn care in health facilities in low- and middle-income countries, aimed at improving quality of care for newborns, including small and sick babies, and supporting countries to achieve the SDG target to reduce neonatal mortality to less than 12 per 1000 live births by 2030…

17 November 2020 Departmental news
HIV drug resistance: World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020

16 November 2020 Departmental news
WHO releases new estimates of the global burden of cervical cancer associated with HIV

16 November 2020 Departmental news
WHO launches assistive technology capacity assessment (ATA-C)

15 November 2020 Departmental news
MVIP update – 1 million doses administered, Kenya 1st anniversary, cooperation for vaccine access
More than one year on across the pilot countries of Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, more than 1 million doses of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine have been administered, and an estimated 480,000 children have received their first dose of vaccine in childhood vaccination and should benefit from this additional malaria prevention.
Kenya marked its 1st anniversary of the launch of the pilot in September, with more than 128,000 children reached with vaccine, and one country health official expressing “a great sense of pride” in being part of the effort to protect children from malaria.
Malaria vaccination is continuing in all participating countries without major disruptions and there is good uptake of the vaccine, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic..

15 November 2020 Departmental news
Henrietta Lacks: A centennial celebration

15 November 2020 Departmental news
Towards Cervical Cancer elimination in the Americas



Immunization as an essential health service: guiding principles for immunization activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and other times of severe disruption
10 November 2020
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This document, endorsed by the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization, provides guiding principles to support countries in their decision-making regarding provision or resumption of immunization services during severe disruptive events such as COVID-19, natural disasters or humanitarian emergencies. It incorporates the Immunization Agenda 2030 principles of being people-centred, country-owned, partnership-based and data-guided.



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 20 November 2020, vol. 95, 47 (pp. 573–584)
:: Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication – Pakistan, January 2019–September 2020
:: Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2020



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: What’s the cause? Certifying deaths in sub-Saharan Africa
19 November 2020 Brazzaville – About two thirds of countries in the African region do not have reliable data on births, deaths, and causes of death, a recent World Health Organization (WHO) assessment found. The absence of this crucial information complicates effective health responses and policy-making in region.
:: Defeating Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 18 November 2020
:: How chats on private parts and cervical cancer are helping to defeat the disease in …
17 November 2020 Playing on radios across Zambia this month is an upbeat piano snippet with a female radio personality speaking words of warning for women that have always been considered taboo.

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Regional Director’s visit cements stronger cooperation on health in Albania 20-11-2020
:: Next steps to deliver “United Action for Better Health” in Europe 20-11-2020
:: Doing our share, a new horizon with technological and pharmaceutical development, and preserving the rights of children 19-11-2020
:: WHO/Europe highlights how alcohol undermines sustainable development across the WHO European Region 18-11-2020
::Coming together to identify health-workforce needs in small countries 18-11-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO Regional Director’s statement for virtual press briefing, 19 November

WHO Western Pacific Region
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