WHO & Regional Offices [to 21 Aug 21]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 21 Aug 21]
https://www.who.int/
News
20 August 2021
Statement
Statement of the Twenty-Ninth Polio IHR Emergency Committee
[See Polio above for detail]

20 August 2021
News release
Call for experts to join Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens
[See COVID above for detail]

19 August 2021
Joint News Release
Bucharest, Cairo, Córdoba, Dublin, Greater Manchester, and Warsaw Join Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Partnership for Healthy Cities

19 August 2021
Statement
Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) on Afghanistan

18 August 2021
Statement
Joint Statement from Unitaid and the World Health Organization (on behalf of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator) regarding availability of tocilizumab

18 August 2021
Departmental news
Social Listening: Finding the Signal Through the Noise

18 August 2021
Departmental news
New WHO Publication: Infodemic Signal Detection During the COVID-19 Pandemic

17 August 2021
News release
Cote d’Ivoire starts Ebola vaccination of frontline workers

16 August 2021
News release
ACT-Accelerator launches urgent US$ 7.7 billion appeal to stem surge of dangerous variants and save lives everywhere
[See COVID above for detail]

16 August 2021
Medical product alert
Medical Product Alert N°5/2021: Falsified COVISHIELD vaccine

16 August 2021
Departmental news
Neglected tropical diseases: enhancing safe treatment for more than 1 billion people annually

14 August 2021
News release
PAHO deploys experts to support Haiti during earthquake aftermath

14 August 2021
News release
Cote d’Ivoire declares first Ebola outbreak in more than 25 years

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: WHO support to countries rolling out multiple COVID-19 vaccines 19 August 2021
With 620 million COVID-19 vaccine doses set to arrive in Africa through COVAX alone by the end of 2021, African countries are set to roll out a range of different vaccines, each with their own unique storage, transport and administration requirements.
:: Meet team WHO: Dr Gilson Paluku, Immunization Officer 19 August 2021
A medical doctor with experience in over 15 countries in Africa and the Americas, Dr Paluku was Chief Medical Officer for North Kivu province in his native Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) before joining the World Health Organization (WHO) back in 2001.
:: Togo vaccinates over 90% of health workers against COVID-19 19 August 2021
:: Learning from Botswana’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout 19 August 2021
Africa’s largest-ever vaccination drive is well underway.52 African countries are rolling out COVID-19 vaccines and over 73 million doses have been administered on the continent.

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
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WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Statement on Afghanistan by Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
:: Joint statement on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day 19 August 2021
:: More than 40 000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, donated by Malta, arrive in Libya 18 August 2021
:: Race against time to boost COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Somalia 17 August 2021
:: Egypt receives third batch of AstraZeneca vaccines through the COVAX Facility 16 August 2021

WHO Western Pacific Region
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New WHO Publications [Selected]
https://www.who.int/publications/i

Using multidimensional poverty and vulnerability indices to inform equitable policies and interventions in health emergencies
17 August 2021 | Scientific brief
Overview
To prevent or mitigate the health equity impacts of health emergencies, or the health dimensions of humanitarian emergencies, analysts and decision-makers require an evidence-base to inform equitable planning, policy making, and interventions. In addition to several existing emergencies rapid assessment tools, multidimensional poverty and vulnerability indices (MPIs or MVIs) have been used for measurement, analyses, and policy guidance in several countries around the world.  This research brief provides an overview of the use of MPIs and MVIs in health emergencies, with the goal of sharing insights and lessons learned. This brief shares experiences from Afghanistan, Colombia, Honduras, Iraq, and select countries in southern Asia. This research brief will also inform national health authorities when looking for ways to reinforce health equity into their measurement approaches in their policies before, during and after a health emergency.
PDF: https://apps.who.int/iris/rest/bitstreams/1363839/retrieve