WHO & Regional Offices [to 1 May 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 1 May 2021]

30 April 2021 Departmental news
Joint Statement: WHO Director-General and the Civil Society Task Force on TB

29 April 2021 Departmental news
Deworming women during pregnancy has a positive effect on child survival and health

29 April 2021 Departmental news
WHO Publishes new guidance to promote Strong, Efficient and Sustainable Regulatory Systems

29 April 2021 Departmental news
NTDs: pulse survey shows COVID-19 continues to disrupt health services

28 April 2021 Departmental news
Governments commit to accelerated action to prevent drowning

27 April 2021 Departmental news
COVID-19 Vaccination Financing and Budgeting Q&A
[See COVID above for detail]

26 April 2021 Departmental news
Leprosy (Hansen’s disease): interrupting transmission and achieving zero autochthonous cases

26 April 2021 Feature story
Tribute to John Storey

26 April 2021 News release
Immunization services begin slow recovery from COVID-19 disruptions, though millions of children remain at risk from deadly diseases – WHO, UNICEF, Gavi
[See COVID above for detail]

25 April 2021 Departmental news
WHO designates new collaborating centre to support clinical management of leishmaniasis



Weekly Epidemiological Record, Vol. 96, No. 17, pp. 133–144, 30 April 2021
:: Meeting of the Immunization and Vaccine-related Implementation Research Advisory Committee (IVIR-AC), March 2021



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: African vaccine champion on lessons from ending wild polio 29 April 2021
Vaccines save millions of lives each year. In August 2020, Africa crossed a historic milestone when it was certified as free of wild polio. Vaccination drives, reaching up to 220 million African children multiple times every year, were integral to achieving this historic milestone.
:: Emerging lessons from Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout 27 April 2021
With 47 African countries now rolling out COVID-19 vaccines and over 17 million doses given on the continent, early insights from Africa’s largest-ever immunization drive offer hope, inspiration and early, yet vital lessons. Here, we shine a light on key lessons emerging from countries that have made strong progress, including Angola, Ghana, Mauritius and Rwanda.

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: Address critical gaps urgently: WHO 28 April 2021 News release
:: World Malaria Day 25 April 2021 Statement

WHO European Region EURO
:: More Europeans now vaccinated against COVID-19 than have had the virus 29-04-2021
:: For the common good: patients and health workers tell Regional Director of COVID-19 challenges and hopes for the future during country visit 28-04-2021
:: United action for stronger quality of care in the European Region – WHO supports Greece in building a national health system for the 21st century 27-04-2021
:: This week we celebrate the role of vaccines in bringing us closer 27-04-2021
:: People in prisons should not be left behind amid COVID-19 vaccination 26-04-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: World Immunization Week – vaccines bring us closer 28 April 2021
:: Government of Italy/WHO support children with malnutrition in Yemen 28 April 2021
:: Sudan launches yellow fever vaccination campaign 27 April 2021

WHO Western Pacific Region
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