WHO & Regional Offices [to 13 Feb 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 13 Feb 2021]
12 February 2021 Joint News Release
Acute malnutrition threatens half of children under five in Yemen in 2021: UN

11 February 2021 Feature story
WHO Executive Board stresses need for improved response to mental health impact of public health emergencies

10 February 2021 Departmental news
WHO Publishes Quality Criteria for Health National Adaptation Plans

10 February 2021 Joint News Release
In the COVID-19 vaccine race, we either win together or lose together
[See full statement above]

10 February 2021 Statement
ILO joins the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All

8 February 2021 Departmental news
France and WHO: a strategic partnership for global health security

8 February 2021 Statement
COVAX Statement on New Variants of SARS-CoV-2
[See full statement above]

 

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Minister of Health of Niger on keeping COVID-19 cases low 11 February 2021
Niger has witnessed a decline in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks following a surge. Public Health Minister Hon. Botto Ahmet explains what it took to cut back infections and the efforts being strengthened to curb the spread of the virus.
:: Minister of Health of Mauritania speaks about efforts to curb COVID-19 11 February 2021
With COVID-19 cases declining after a second wave of the pandemic in Mauritania saw an acute, fast rise, Minister of Health Minister Hon. Dr Mohamed Nedhirou Hamed shares what it took to limit the spread of the virus and the lessons learned that can be applied to an eventual COVID-19 vaccination.

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: New WHO report reveals urgency of confronting tobacco use among women 12-02-2021
:: Getting resources to projects that matter – how WHO/Europe helped countries raise almost US$ 3 million from the Global Fund 11-02-2021
:: Update on COVID-19: cautious optimism 11-02-2021
:: EU and WHO Regional Office for Europe join forces to ensure deployment of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination in six European countries, their largest collaboration in the European Region to date 11-02-2021
:: Countries strengthen health supply chains with support from UNICEF and WHO 08-02-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Glimmer of hope: COVID-19 vaccines roll out in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region
8 February 2021 – While 2020 was a unique and challenging year for the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 2021 has provided a glimmer of hope as vaccines for COVID-19 are rolled out. As part of the COVAX Facility – a global mechanism led by WHO, Gavi and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovations (CEPI), for fair and equitable distribution of vaccines…

WHO Western Pacific Region
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