WHO & Regional Offices [to 16 Jan 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 16 Jan 2021]

13 January 2021 Departmental news
World Health Assembly endorses the 1st ever resolution on meningitis prevention and control
Defeating meningitis by 2030
At the 73rd Session of the World Health Assembly, Member States overwhelmingly endorsed a resolution calling for urgent action on meningitis prevention and control through the implementation of a bold, comprehensive global roadmap to defeat meningitis by 2030. Developed under WHO leadership, through extensive and broad consultation, this global roadmap paves the way for the implementation of multidisciplinary, integrated interventions to achieve:
:: long-term integrated meningitis prevention and control for an accelerated and durable reduction in cases and deaths;
:: shifting from epidemic preparedness and response to prevention and elimination of epidemics;
:: recognition of long-term sequelae from meningitis and concerted action to reduce disability and provide support to people affected and their families…



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 2021, vol. 96, 01-02 [‎full issue]‎
:: Summary of the 31st meeting of the International Task Force for Disease Eradication, 20–21 October 2020
:: Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-October 2020



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
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WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: 13 January 2021 News release Marking a decade since last polio case: WHO SEAR countries gear up for massive vaccination campaign – this time for COVID-19 virus

WHO European Region EURO
:: A tipping-point in the course of the pandemic 14-01-2021
:: Uzbekistan is making healthy diets a cornerstone of national policy with the help of WHO 12-01-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
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WHO Western Pacific Region
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