WHO & Regional Offices [to 12 Dec 2020]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 12 Dec 2020]
11 December 2020 Departmental news
Call for Action: Managing the Infodemic
A global movement to promote access to health information and mitigate harm from health misinformation among online and offline communities

11 December 2020 Departmental news
Leading through example: Norway paves the way to ensure equal access to COVID-19 treatments and develops trailblazing flagship initiative on noncommunicable diseases

11 December 2020 News release
WHO, IFRC sign memorandum of understanding on emergency medical teams
The World Health Organization and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today launched a new collaboration to strengthen the delivery of emergency medical and health services during humanitarian crises.

11 December 2020 Departmental news
New checklist supports schools to reopen and prepare for COVID-19 resurgences

10 December 2020 Statement
Statement from the ‘civil society’ track of the 3rd Global Infodemic Management Conference

9 December 2020 News release
WHO reveals leading causes of death and disability worldwide: 2000-2019
Noncommunicable diseases now make up 7 of the world’s top 10 causes of death, according to WHO’s 2019 Global Health Estimates, published today. This is an increase from 4 of the 10 leading causes in 2000. The new data cover the period from 2000 to 2019 inclusive.
The estimates reveal trends over the last 2 decades in mortality and morbidity caused by diseases and injuries. They clearly highlight the need for an intensified global focus on preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, as well as tackling injuries, in all regions of the world, as set out in the agenda for the UN Sustainable Development Goals…

8 December 2020 News release
WHO launches year-long campaign to help 100 million people quit tobacco

8 December 2020 Departmental news
Strategic partnerships for global health: Luxembourg and WHO convene strategic dialogue

8 December 2020 Departmental news
Retention of the health workforce in rural and remote areas: a systematic review

7 December 2020 Departmental news
G20 First-time Released Report on Digital Health Interventions for Pandemic Management
The first G20 report in area of digital health, Report on Digital Health Implementation Approach to Pandemic Management, was announced in advent of the G20 Summit. This report promptly outlines digital health emergency responses landscape and proposed actions and implementation recommendations. WHO assumes leadership in multiple strategic recommendation areas in this report, and is committed to support countries to enhance capacity in leveraging digital intervention for emergency response through strengthened international collaboration…he report can be downloaded from digitalhealthtaskforce.org.

7 December 2020 Departmental news
WHO announces forthcoming updates on the systematic screening for tuberculosis



Call for proposals : to publish a series of Market Information for Access (MI4A) reports in peer reviewed journals
Agenda, Policy and Strategy, department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals, World Health Organization
8 December 2020



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 11 December 2020, vol. 95, 50 (pp. 629–640)
Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiases: numbers of people treated in 2019



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Keeping to the universal health coverage path in Kenya 11 December 2020

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: 11 December 2020 News release
WHO, national regulators and vaccine manufacturers in South-East Asia Region discuss COVID-19 vaccines
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Youth perspectives in focus at high-level meeting on schooling during COVID-19 pandemic 11-12-2020
:: COVID-19: a stark reminder of the importance of universal health coverage 11-12-2020
:: Cities of the WHO European Region unite to stop COVID-19 and build a better urban life 10-12-2020
:: New data from WHO/Europe shows links between gender and noncommunicable diseases 09-12-2020
:: Italy: over 20% of children are overweight, says new report 09-12-2020
:: COVID-19 and influenza: sharing knowledge across WHO as Europe heads into winter 09-12-2020
:: Schooling in the time of COVID-19: Opening statement at high-level meeting on keeping schools open and protecting all children amid surging COVID-19 cases 08-12-2020
:: Turkey shielded its elderly from COVID-19 by protecting health workers in nursing homes 07-12-2020

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO Regional Director’s statement for virtual press briefing, 8 December
8 December 2020 – As winter starts across the Region, the pandemic continues to take a worrying course. A few countries have made progress in controlling the outbreak, while others are still seeing unprecedented increases in the number of cases, and sometimes even the number of deaths. Following a sharp increase in the number of cases over the past few week, Islamic…
:: Islamic Advisory Group reiterates commitment to polio eradication amid COVID-19 pandemic
7 December 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ‒ The Islamic Advisory Group for Polio Eradication (IAG) in its seventh annual meeting acknowledged the unprecedented challenges to polio eradication posed by the disruptions to health care delivery, including to routine immunization and polio vaccination campaigns, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The IAG noted with concern that children were becoming increasingly…

WHO Western Pacific Region
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