WHO & Regional Offices [to 13 Mar 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 13 Mar 2021]
12 March 2021 News release
WHO adds Janssen vaccine to list of safe and effective emergency tools against COVID-19

12 March 2021 News release
ACT-Accelerator releases prioritised strategy and budget for 2021 to change the course of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic

10 March 2021 Medical product alert
Medical Product Alert N°1/2021: Falsified Vitamin A

10 March 2021 Departmental news
WHO signs MoU with Women in Global Health on International Women’s Day

9 March 2021 Joint News Release
Devastatingly pervasive: 1 in 3 women globally experience violence

8 March 2021 Statement
GACVS COVID-19 Vaccine Safety subcommittee meeting to review reports on influenza-like illness in individuals vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines
…Based on a careful scientific review of the information made available, the Subcommittee came to the following conclusions:
:: Symptoms of an influenza-like illness may be expected as immune responses following vaccinations in general.
:: The current reports with the COVID-19 vaccines are consistent with the expected side-effect profile of these vaccines, all of which were well tolerated.
In view of this, the committee considers that the benefit-risk balance of the COVID-19 vaccines (for which reports of the influenza-like reactions are available to date) remains favourable and does not suggest any revision, at present, to the recommendations around the safety of these vaccines…

8 March 2021 Departmental news
New global breast cancer initiative highlights renewed commitment to improve survival

 

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Weekly Epidemiological Record, Vol. 96, No. 10, pp. 69–76, 12 March 2021
:: El Salvador certified as malaria-free by Who, 25 February 202172
:: COVAX publishes first round of allocations

 

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Countries gear-up to kick all forms of polio out of Africa, once and for all 13 March 2021

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Serbia’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign off to a strong start 11-03-2021
:: Republic of Moldova first country in Europe to receive COVID-19 vaccine through COVAX Facility 10-03-2021
:: Women at the forefront of the COVID-19 response in Albania: “We will keep fighting until this virus is defeated” 09-03-2021
:: One year of WHO/Europe’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic 09-03-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: First shipment of European Union-funded COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX Facility arrived in Jordan
13 March 2021
:: COVID-19 vaccines shipped by COVAX arrive in Afghanistan 8 March 2021

WHO Western Pacific Region
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