WHO & Regional Offices [to 12 Jun 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 12 Jun 2021]
11 June 2021 Statement
Statement for healthcare professionals: How COVID-19 vaccines are regulated for safety and effectiveness

11 June 2021 Departmental news
Approaches to sustained control of neglected tropical diseases need to evolve and adapt

11 June 2021 Departmental news
26 International experts to kickstart the One Health High Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP)

11 June 2021 Departmental news
New HIV/AIDS political declaration seeks to end inequalities and get on track to end AIDS by 2030

10 June 2021 News release
New WHO guidance seeks to put an end to human rights violations in mental health care

10 June 2021 News release
Countries reaffirm commitment to ending polio at launch of new eradication strategy

9 June 2021 Departmental news
Global Leaders from Health and Energy pave the way for a Clean and Healthy Future for All

9 June 2021 Statement
Council on the Economics of Health For All issues brief on equitable health innovation

9 June 2021 Departmental news
Record response to WHO’s call for antimicrobial resistance surveillance reports in 2020

8 June 2021 Departmental news
WHO publishes new guidance to accelerate in-country registration of WHO prequalified in vitro diagnostics

8 June 2021 Departmental news
New Policy Action Paper highlights feasible policy interventions for addressing the under representation of women in global health and care leadership

7 June 2021 Departmental news
WHO guideline development group meeting on WHO antenatal care guidelines: Update on early ultrasound scan recommendation



Weekly Epidemiological Record, Vol. 96, No. 23, pp. 217–228 11 June 2021
:: Considerations for pneumococcal vaccination in older adults



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: How Senegal prepared for COVID-19 surge 11 June 2021
As the second wave of COVID-19 infections surged in early 2021, Senegal stepped up measures to cope with the anticipated rise in the number of patients needing critical care. Professor Daye Ka, Infectious and Tropical Disease Expert and member of Senegal’s COVID-19 task force, explains the steps taken to avert hospitals being overrun by a drastic rise in critically ill patients.
:: Tackling surges in severe COVID-19 cases in Africa 11 June 2021
Africa has the highest global mortality rate among critically ill COVID-19 patients despite having the world’s lowest COVID-19 infections and deaths overall, a recent study published by the Lancet found. Shortage of critical care resources and their underuse are some of the contributing factors. Dr Christian Owoo, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anaesthesia, University of Ghana Medical School and a Consultant Anaesthetist/Intensivist and Head of Intensive Care Unit at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, discusses ways to prevent severe COVID-19 illness and avert a surge in deaths.
:: The system stalling COVID-19 importation into Rwanda 11 June 2021
The aircraft engines power down as disembarking passengers rummage through their carry-on bags for documents in readiness for immigration. This is Kigali International Airport, a busy regional hub. The country has implemented an innovative electronic tracking system to stop the domestic spread of COVID-19 from arriving passengers.

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: 8 June 2021 News release
WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals

WHO European Region EURO
:: With the pandemic far from over, we all need to practice #SummerSense 10-06-2021
:: COVID-19: Learning from experience 10-06-2021
:: WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions for international mobility of health professionals 09-06-2021
:: WHO study points to interventions for improving cardiovascular health in Tajikistan 09-06-2021
:: WHO/Europe and EuroHealthNet sign agreement to collaborate on addressing health inequalities and promoting sustainable development 09-06-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Update on COVID-19 in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region
9 June 2021 – As of 08 June 2021 (11:59 PM), the Eastern Mediterranean Region has reported 10 353 336 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 206 573 deaths. While the total number of cases has declined over the past 6 weeks and the number of deaths stabilized, 9 countries reported an increase in cases last week, compared to the previous week. These include Somalia,…

WHO Western Pacific Region
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