WHO & Regional Offices [to 19 Jun 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 19 Jun 2021]
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Selected News Releases/Statements
18 June 2021
Statement
United Nations statement on the renewal of humanitarian lifeline to millions of people in north-west Syria

17 June 2021
Departmental news
Public consultation of experts to join the Guideline Development Group (GDG) for the mental health gap action programme (mhGAP) guideline update

17 June 2021
News release
One in 100 deaths is by suicide

17 June 2021
Departmental news
WHO releases new global lists of high-burden countries for TB, HIV-associated TB and drug-resistant TB

16 June 2021
Departmental news
Caesarean section rates continue to rise, amid growing inequalities in access: WHO

15 June 2021
News release
Soaring e-waste affects the health of millions of children, WHO warns

15 June 2021
Departmental news
Updated recommendations for use of Pfizer–BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen vaccines against COVID-19
The interim recommendations  for use of Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2, Moderna mRNA–1273 and Janssen Ad26.COV2.S vaccines have been updated to reflect latest evidence.
Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine
Moderna mRNA–1273 vaccine
Janssen Ad26.COV2.S vaccine

 

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Weekly Epidemiological Record, Vol. 96, No. 24, pp. 229–240 18 June 2021
:: Progress towards rubella elimination – WHO European Region, 2005–2019

 

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: 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.

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Q&A on life outside the home this summer – keeping yourself and others safe from COVID-19 18-06-2021
:: Breakthrough WHO initiative launched in Europe to engage and empower civil society organizations in health emergency responses 16-06-2021
:: Strengthening health system preparedness for mass casualty incidents: first WHO Academy learning programme in Europe 15-06-2021
:: European Region needs to scale up efforts to prevent violence against children, new report says 15-06-2021
:: New WHO/Europe information series highlights the transformation of primary health care during COVID-19 15-06-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Russian Federation donates shipment of medical kits to Afghanistan 15 June 2021
:: Third national polio immunization campaign begins in Afghanistan 14 June 2021

WHO Western Pacific Region
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