WHO & Regional Offices [to 10 Apr 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 10 Apr 2021]
8 April 2021 News release
COVAX reaches over 100 economies, 42 days after first international delivery
[See Milestones above for detail]

8 April 2021 Departmental news
Meeting of the Guidelines Development Group (GDG) for the update and consolidation of guidelines for safe abortion care

7 April 2021 Departmental news
WHO launches Progress Indicators to measure access to assistive technology

7 April 2021 Statement
Interim statement of the COVID-19 subcommittee of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
…Based on current information, a causal relationship between the vaccine and the occurrence of blood clots with low platelets is considered plausible but is not confirmed. Specialised studies are needed to fully understand the potential relationship between vaccination and possible risk factors. The GACVS subcommittee will continue to gather and review further data, as it has done since the beginning of the COVID vaccine programme…

7 April 2021 Joint News Release
Alisson Becker and WHO Foundation launch campaign to raise resources and support treatment for COVID-19 patients starting in the Americas

6 April 2021 News release
WHO urges countries to build a fairer, healthier world post-COVID-19



Weekly Epidemiological Record, Vol. 96, No. 14, pp. 113–116 9 April 2021
:: 9th Meeting of the WHO Expert Working Group of the Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System for Surveillance of Antiviral Susceptibility
:: Executive summary of the 11th Meeting of the WHO Working Group for the Molecular Detection and Subtyping of Influenza Viruses and the use of next-generation sequencing in the Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: 6 April 2021 News release Address inequities to build a fairer, healthier world: WHO

WHO European Region EURO
:: Uzbekistan strengthens its health system in the midst of COVID-19 crisis 07-04-2021
:: Ensuring safe schooling during COVID-19 07-04-2021
:: Strong chain of care links sectors to deliver essential health services and leave no one behind in Romania 07-04-2021
:: World Health Day: Putting equity at the heart of COVID-19 recovery 06-04-2021
:: Opportunity for improvement as new WHO report sheds light on promotion of unsuitable baby foods in Poland 06-04-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Vaccines now effective weapon against COVID-19 in all countries of the Region 7 April 2021
:: Islamic Republic of Iran receives first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX Facility
6 April 2021

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: 7 April 2021 | Statement
Virtual press conference on World Health Day and COVID-19 in the Western Pacific
:: 07 April 2021 | Statement
Building a fairer, healthier world – Address by WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, Dr Takeshi Kasai, on the occasion of World Health Day 2021, the theme of which is “Building a fairer, healthier world”