WHO & Regional Offices [to 23 Jan 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 23 Jan 2021]

Weekly Epidemiological Record, Vol. 96, No. 03, pp. 13–20 22 January 2021
:: Report of the Meeting of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS), 1–3 December 2020



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Seven things to know about COVID-19 variants in Africa 22 January 2021
New COVID-19 variants have emerged in Africa as the continent records a new peak in infections. While virus mutations are not unusual, those that are more infectious are worrisome. Professor Francisca Mutapi, Professor in Global Health Infection and Immunity, University of Edinburgh, explains the implications of SARS-CoV-2 variants and what African countries can do to respond.

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Scaling up telemedicine services in Romania post COVID-19 19-01-2021
:: New WHO report: population-based screening for cardiovascular disease risk factors does not reduce CVD mortality 19-01-2021
:: Reaching Turkey’s health policy goals could avert thousands of deaths says research from WHO/Europe 19-01-2021
:: Family physicians’ crucial role in mental health 18-01-2021
:: Universal health coverage high on the political agenda during the Regional Director’s visit to Georgia 18-01-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Afghanistan commences first polio vaccination campaign of 2021 18 January 2021
:: WHO and KSRelief continue fight against child malnutrition in Yemen 18 January 2021

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: 19 January 2021 | Feature story
WHO and DHL team up to get health-care equipment to the Pacific
Delivering supplies to Pacific islands during a global pandemic is no easy task. Reduced flight schedules and other logistical challenges mean that shipments of life-saving goods must be carefully coordinated to ensure that Pacific islanders receive vital health-care equipment.
:: 18 December 2020 | News release
WHO and EU join together to support COVID-19 response and systems strengthening in Asia
This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Union (EU) agreed to join forces to support eight South East Asian countries in their response to COVID-19 and to strengthen preparedness for future pandemics.
:: 17 December 2020 | News release
From containment to suppression: WHO and Lancet COVID-19 Commission highlight lessons from the Western Pacific Region
Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Dr Takeshi Kasai and expert panellists across Asia and the Pacific explored lessons from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) suppression at a forum jointly hosted today by the Lancet COVID-19 Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO).