WHO & Regional Offices [to 15 May 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 15 May 2021]

17 May 2021 Departmental news
Streets for Life campaign calls for 30 km/h urban streets to ensure safe, healthy, green and liveable cities

14 May 2021 Departmental news
Building Climate-Resilient Health Systems: Four key actions to follow in National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes



Weekly Epidemiological Record, Vol. 96, No. 19, pp. 157–164 14 May 2021
:: Health systems for health security – Strengthening prevention, preparedness and response to health emergencies



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: What fuels the use of unproven COVID-19 therapies? 14 May 2021
The emergence of COVID-19 and the pandemic have raised many challenges regarding treatment and spawned the use of unproven therapies. Professor Lucille Blumberg, the Deputy Director of the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases, discusses the causes, the risks and how to tackle unproven COVID-19 cures.
:: Risks and challenges in Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout 14 May 2021
Africa’s largest-ever vaccination drive is well under way. Forty-nine African countries are rolling out COVID-19 vaccines and over 22 million doses have been given on the continent. Valuable lessons are emerging, but major risks and challenges threaten Africa’s fragile gains.
:: Joining forces to tackle the Ebola Infodemic in Guinea 12 May 2021
On a sultry morning in early March in the small town of Gouécké in south-eastern Guinea, scores of concerned community and customary leaders gathered for a meeting with WHO’s local team of social anthropologists.

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Refugees and migrants hosted in Serbian reception centres get their COVID-19 vaccine doses 12-05-2021
:: Former Chief Nursing Officer for Wales says nurse leadership must help shape a more just and equitable health-care system 12-05-2021
:: High rates of childhood obesity alarming given anticipated impact of COVID-19 pandemic 11-05-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Egypt receives second shipment of 1.77 million COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility
14 May 2021
:: Iraq receives second delivery of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility 12 May 2021
:: Nurses and midwives: the bridge between patients and health care 12 May 2021
:: WHO support strengthens emergency services in Syria 10 May

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: Advice to hospitals on how to ease pandemic pressure 12 May 2021