WHO & Regional Offices [to 05 Dec 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 05 Dec 2020]
3 December 2020 Joint News Release
Global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines estimated to generate economic benefits of at least US$ 153 billion in 2020–21, and US$ 466 billion by 2025, in 10 major economies, according to new report by the Eurasia Group

30 November 2020 News release
WHO calls for reinvigorated action to fight malaria

25 November 2020 News release
Every move counts towards better health – says WHO



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 4 December 2020, vol. 95, 49 (pp. 609–628)
:: Immunization and Vaccine-related Implementation Research Advisory Committee (IVIR-AC)
:: WHO calls for reinvigorated action to fight malaria



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Working with the media in Nigeria’s COVID-19 fight 03 December 2020
When Regina Otokpa, an Abuja-based journalist, co-authored a newspaper article on poor observance of mask-wearing and physical distancing directives in Nigeria, it caused some buzz.
:: Battling COVID-19 rumours and hoaxes in Angola 03 December 2020
“COVID-19 doesn’t kill anybody in Angola as we are immune due to malaria,” so goes one of the myriad falsehoods about the pandemic in the southern African country.
:: Over 3.3 million children vaccinated in Chad in large-scale polio campaign 02 December 2020
More than 3.3 million children have been vaccinated against polio in Chad in a just-concluded immunization drive – one of the largest of its kind in the African region this year as campaigns that were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic resume.
:: How the world’s highest HIV-prevalence country turned around, and in record time 01 December 2020
Because her government aggressively pursued treatment as prevention for people living with HIV, Thembi Dlamini and several women in her support group have been able to counsel each other, give family advice and run an artisanal business. In other words, their government gave them a life together.
:: A double challenge: Tackling COVID-19 and malaria in Uganda 30 November 2020
A month after Uganda instituted stringent measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, the threat of another disease outbreak prompted a new nationwide campaign: “Why survive COVID-19 and die of malaria?” rang a slogan on the airwaves.
:: Tanzania intensifies malaria fight in hotspots 30 November 2020

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: 1 December 2020 News release
Reinvigorate response to HIV among challenges posed by pandemic: WHO
Between 2010 and 2019, the Region has taken large strides in its response to HIV. Epidemiological trends show that both new infections and HIV-related deaths are continuing to decl …

WHO European Region EURO
:: WHO works with Kyrgyz authorities to reduce risk of COVID-19 infection at border crossings 04-12-2020
:: WHO/Europe and the Turkic Council begin putting memorandum of understanding into action 03-12-2020
:: Latest update on the pandemic and preparations for COVID-19 vaccine deployment 03-12-2020
:: Building back better: people with disabilities in the workforce 03-12-2020
:: New WHO report reveals that while smoking continues to decline among European adolescents, the use of electronic cigarettes by young people is on the rise 02-12-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
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WHO Western Pacific Region
:: 2 December 2020 | Feature story
Evacuating to safer shelter in the time of COVID-19
In recent weeks, floods or typhoons have forced thousands of people from their homes in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Philippines and Viet Nam, and Pacific island countries and areas have braced for the cyclone season, which has just started.
:: 2 December 2020 | Feature story
Sharing COVID-19 experiences: The Republic of Korea response
When the first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was confirmed in the Republic of Korea on 20 January 2020, the country immediately implemented a strategy to test, trace and treat and to build the trust needed to successfully manage the virus while preserving social and economic life as much as possible.