WHO & Regional Offices [to 5 Jun 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 5 Jun 2021]
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4 June 2021
Departmental news
Revised scope and direction for the Smart Vaccination Certificate and WHO’s role in the Global Health Trust Framework

4 June 2021
News release
WHO joins the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration on World Environment Day

3 June 2021
Departmental news
WHO and European Union’s funded Health and Care Cluster collaborating on Digital and Assistive Technologies for Ageing webinar series

1 June 2021
Departmental news
What worked for us: knowledge-sharing to improve reproductive health programming

1 June 2021
News release
WHO validates Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use and issues interim policy recommendations

1 June 2021
Statement
Statement on protection of health care in complex humanitarian emergencies
This year marks the 9th anniversary of the World Health Assembly Resolution 65.20 (2012) in relation to the protection of health care in complex humanitarian emergencies.
With deep regret, we note that violence against health care personnel and attacks on health care continue to be reported, including incidents linked to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic across the world.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more than ever, protecting the health, welfare and lives of health care workers on the frontline is critical to enabling a better response.
WHO will continue to expand and refine its coordinated efforts to collect data on the incidence and types of attacks on health care, including in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, in all complex humanitarian emergencies.  By so doing we will further advance our understanding of the scope and nature of the problem in different contexts and better inform the design of  mechanisms to prevent and respond to the attacks.
WHO also takes this opportunity to underscore that all parties in armed conflicts must avoid militarizing health care facilities and health transportation including ambulances and other types of mobile medical units. Such acts are totally unacceptable. They undermine the vital humanitarian work being undertaken and irresponsibly increase the risk of exposing patients and health care workers to potential attacks.

1 June 2021
Joint News Release
New US$50 billion health, trade and finance roadmap to end the pandemic and secure a global recovery

1 June 2021
Departmental news
WHO and Canada: Working together to end the acute phase of the COVID-19 and equipping countries to emerge from the pandemic with stronger and more equitable health systems

1 June 2021
Departmental news
My Hero is You: one year on, planning for a sequel gets underway

31 May 2021
Departmental news
WHO announces simple, easy-to-say labels for SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Interest and Concern

31 May 2021
News release
The Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly closes

31 May 2021
Departmental news
World Health Assembly recommends reinforcement of measures to protect mental health during public health emergencies

 

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Weekly Epidemiological Record, Vol. 96, No. 21, pp. 173–196 28 May 2021
:: 73 Dracunculiasis eradication: global surveillance summary, 2020
:: Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-March 2021
:: e limination of Human African Trypanosomiasis as public health problem

 

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Risk of COVID-19 surge threatens Africa’s health facilities 03 June 2021
:: “The Whole Nation Together Against COVID-19” Awareness Campaign launched jointly by the Government of Mauritius, United Nations and World Health Organization 01 June 2021
:: Second Training of Trainers on Infection Prevention and Control 01 June 2021
:: Key tool to aid Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine financing 30 May 2021

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: 3 June 2021 News release
Countries, health partners discuss strengthening collective response to COVID-19 in WHO South-East Asia Region

WHO European Region EURO
:: WHO/Europe launches Pan-European Leadership Academy demonstration project to strengthen skills among young public health professionals 04-06-2021
:: Regional Director takes European Programme of Work to countries during visits 04-06-2021
:: Ending this pandemic, preventing the next one: European perspectives at the Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly 03-06-2021
:: Promoting cycling can save lives and advance health across Europe through improved air quality and increased physical activity 03-06-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Statement on protection of health care in complex humanitarian emergencies 1 June 2021…
:: More than 10 million cases of COVID-19 reported in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region
Cairo, 31 May 2021

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: 3 June 2021 | Feature Story Be inspired to quit: Success stories from ex-smokers in the Region
:: 3 June 2021 | Feature Story Six organizations are recognized for their tobacco control contributions in the Western Pacific Region