WHO & Regional Offices [to 20 Mar 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 20 Mar 2021]
19 March 2021 Statement
Statement of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) COVID-19 subcommittee on safety signals related to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
[See COVID above for detail]

18 March 2021 News release
Ageism is a global challenge: UN

18 March 2021 Departmental news
Reframing child and adolescent health for the SDG era

17 March 2021 Statement
WHO statement on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safety signals
[See COVID above for detail]

17 March 2021 Departmental news
WHO publishes new clinical and service delivery recommendations for HIV prevention, treatment and care

16 March 2021 News release
New research highlights risks of separating newborns from mothers during COVID-19 pandemic

16 March 2021 Departmental news
WHO and partners urge countries to fast-track implementation and scale-up of HIV self-testing and other innovative HIV testing approaches in Asia and the Pacific

15 March 2021 News release
COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund marks first anniversary and appeals for continued support



Weekly Epidemiological Record, Vol. 96, No. 11, pp. 77–88 19 March 2021
:: Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2021–2022 northern hemisphere influenza season



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Nigerian health workers take country’s first COVID-19 vaccine 15 March 2021
:: What is Africa’s vaccine production capacity? 19 March 2021

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: 17 March 2021 News release
Disruptions in health services due to COVID-19 “may have contributed to an additional 239,000 child and maternal deaths in South Asia” – UN report

WHO European Region EURO
:: WHO engages health workers in Romania to reach out on the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines in pilot project 19-03-2021
:: Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 detected in Tajikistan 19-03-2021
:: Building a sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19 19-03-2021
:: WHO/Europe and ECDC launch the first joint COVID-19 Surveillance Bulletin 19-03-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Teachers in Afghanistan to receive COVID-19 vaccine 16 March 2021
:: One year of COVID in Somalia 16 March 2021
:: Sustaining the fight against cholera in Yemen 15 March 2021

WHO Western Pacific Region
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