WHO & Regional Offices [to 22 May 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 22 May 2021]
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21 May 2021
Statement
Statement following the Twenty-Eighth IHR Emergency Committee for Polio

21 May 2021
News release
G20 leaders boost support of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator but urgent and immediate action is needed to maintain momentum

20 May 2021
Joint News Release
New international expert panel to address the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases
International organizations have come together to launch a new One Health High-Level Expert Panel to improve understanding of how diseases with the potential to trigger pandemics, emerge and spread.
The panel will advise four international organizations – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE); the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); and the World Health Organization (WHO) – on the development of a long-term global plan of action to avert outbreaks of diseases like H5N1 avian influenza; MERS; Ebola; Zika, and, possibly, COVID-19. Three quarters of all emerging infectious diseases originate in animals.
It will operate under the One Health Approach, which recognizes the links between the health of people, animals, and the environment and highlights the need for specialists in multiple sectors to address any health threats and prevent disruption to agri-food systems.
Key first steps will include systematic analyses of scientific knowledge about the factors that lead to transmission of a disease from animal to human and vice versa; development of risk assessment and surveillance frameworks; identification of capacity gaps as well as agreement on good practices to prevent and prepare for zoonotic outbreaks…

20 May 2021
Departmental news
Programmatic innovations to address challenges in tuberculosis prevention and care during the COVID-19 pandemic

20 May 2021
Departmental news
New report highlights global progress on reducing HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections and signals need for renewed efforts to reach 2030 targets

20 May 2021
Statement
Support to countries’ equitable and resilient recovery from the pandemic towards the health SDGs: The 2021 SDG3 GAP progress report

19 May 2021
News release
WHO issues new guidance for research on genetically modified mosquitoes to fight malaria and other vector-borne diseases

19 May 2021
News release
World Health Assembly to focus on ending COVID-19 pandemic and preparing for next one

19 May 2021
Statement
Statement of the COVID-19 subcommittee of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) on safety signals related to the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

19 May 2021
Departmental news
Developing global health sector strategies on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections for 2022-2030

18 May 2021
Departmental news
WHO and UNICEF launch new tools for the promotion of adolescent mental health

17 May 2021
Joint News Release
Long working hours increasing deaths from heart disease and stroke: WHO, ILO

 

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Weekly Epidemiological Record, Vol. 96, No. 20, pp. 164–175 21 May 2021
:: Evidence review – Public health measures in the aviation sector in the context of COVID-19: quarantine and isolation (21 May 2021)

 

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
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WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Health in Europe podcast: tackling inequities to build fairer, healthier societies 21-05-2021
:: Integrated screening for infectious diseases: a success story from Georgia 21-05-2021
:: WHO/Europe’s governing board decides to hold virtual Regional Committee session 20-05-2021
:: COVID-19: A fragile progress 20-05-2021
:: Q&A: COVID-19 variants and what they mean for countries and individuals 20-05-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: COVID-19 posing unprecedented threat on war-torn Yemen 20 May 2021

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: Hong Kong SAR (China) eliminates rubella 21 May 2021