WHO & Regional Offices [to 7 Aug 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 7 Aug 2021]

6 August 2021
News release
Fraudulent “COVID-19 Compensation Lottery Prize” scam, falsely alleges association with WHO and others

6 August 2021
Departmental news
COVID-19 vaccines available for all healthcare workers in the Western Pacific Region

30 July 2021
Departmental news
Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance 2021

30 July 2021
Statement
Joint Statement of the Multilateral Leaders Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccines, Therapeutics, and Diagnostics for Developing Countries following its Second Meeting

30 July 2021
Joint News Release
New consortium working to boost vaccine production in South Africa

30 July 2021
Departmental news
Updated recommendations for use of the ChAdOx1-S [recombinant] vaccine against COVID-19

30 July 2021
Departmental news
Health Workforce in COVID-19 Action Series: Time to Protect. Invest. Together.

28 July 2021
News release
HE Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Rt Hon. Helen Clark brief Member States at the United Nations General Assembly on pandemic response

28 July 2021
Statement
Elevating political leadership for Pandemic Preparedness and Response Meeting with the UN General Assembly
The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: On the frontlines in the fight against dangerous misinformation  30 July 2021
Fast-spreading misinformation online is hard to measure, but the 10 organizations and 10 African fact-checking groups that make up the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance are working to track and debunk dangerous myths on the pandemic and COVID-19 vaccines.
:: COVID-19 widens routine immunization gaps in Africa 29 July 2021
Around 7.7 million African children missed out on vital first doses of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Measles and Polio vaccines in 2020. The nearly 10% rise in missed vaccinations on the previous year in Africa was driven by disruptions to health services by the COVID-19 pandemic, new data by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World health Organization (WHO) show.
:: Driving COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Ghana’s hard-to-reach communities  29 July 2021

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: 6 August 2021 News release
Over half a billion COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in WHO South-East Asia Region as countries scale up vaccination efforts

WHO European Region EURO
:: WHO recommends continuing breastfeeding during COVID-19 infection and after vaccination 04-08-2021
:: COVID-19 cases top 60 million in European Region, says WHO/Europe 02-08-2021
:: Supporting the implementation of COVID-19 contact tracing in Ukraine 28-07-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: KSrelief partners with WHO in Yemen to save lives from COVID-19 5 August 2021
:: Identifying challenges and solutions for pandemic influenza preparedness in the Region
2 August 2021
:: Delta variant sparks current COVID-19 surge in Region amid low vaccination coverage
29 July 2021

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: 6 August 2021 | News release
COVID-19 vaccines available for all healthcare workers in the Western Pacific Region

 

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New WHO Publications [Selected]
https://www.who.int/publications/i
3 August 2021
Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030
…The purpose of the action plan is to provide strategic direction for all stakeholders for eliminating avoidable harm in health care and improving patient safety in different practice domains through policy actions on safety and quality of health services, as well as for implementation of recommendations at the point of care. The action plan provides a framework for countries to develop their respective national action plans on patient safety, as well to align existing strategic instruments for improving patient safety in all clinical and health-related programmes.
PDF: https://apps.who.int/iris/rest/bitstreams/1360307/retrieve

3 August 2021
2020 Annual Meeting Report- International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision for Cholera, Meningitis, and Yellow Fever

30 July 2021
Interim recommendations for use of the ChAdOx1-S [recombinant] vaccine against COVID-19
Interim guidance 30 July 2021
Overview
These WHO interim recommendations on the use of the Astra Zeneca – Oxford University AZD1222 vaccine against Covid-19 were developed on the basis of advice issued by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) and the evidence summary included in the background document referenced below.
PDF: https://apps.who.int/iris/rest/bitstreams/1359655/retrieve