WHO & Regional Offices [to 16 Oct 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 16 Oct 2021]
https://www.who.int/
15 October 2021
Departmental news
Webinar: Policies to develop, attract, recruit and retain health workers in rural and remote areas, and promote gender equality for rural women through health workforce policies

15 October 2021
Departmental news
Investing $1 per person per year in hand hygiene could save hundreds of thousands of lives

14 October 2021
News release
Tuberculosis deaths rise for the first time in more than a decade due to the COVID-19 pandemic
[See Milestones above for detail]

13 October 2021
News release
WHO Director-General Bestows Posthumous Award on the Late Henrietta Lacks

13 October 2021
News release
WHO Announces Proposed Members of its Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO)
[See Milestones above for detail]

11 October 2021
News release
WHO’s 10 calls for climate action to assure sustained recovery from COVID-19

11 October 2021
Departmental news
International Day of the Girl Child

11 October 2021
Departmental news
New stress management course for people living with adversity

10 October 2021
Departmental news
SAGE October 2021 meeting highlights
[See Milestones above for detail]

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Six in seven COVID-19 infections go undetected in Africa
Brazzaville, 14 October 2021 – A new assessment by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that only 14.2% – or one in seven – COVID-19 infections are being detected in Africa. To reverse that trend and curb transmission, the WHO Regional Office for Africa today announced a new initiative to enhance community screening for COVID-19 in eight countries. The programme aims to reach more than 7 million people with rapid diagnostic tests in the next year…
:: Democratic Republic of the Congo starts Ebola vaccination 13 October 2021
:: Uganda’s community initiative helping HIV patients overcome depression 10 October 2021
:: Access to mental health and psychosocial support services remains unequal for children and adolescents in Africa, alert UNICEF & WHO 10 October 2021

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: Health and Education Ministers, heads of partner agencies commit to health promoting schools for all in WHO South-East Asia Region 12 October 2021

WHO European Region EURO
:: One case of polio detected in Ukraine 13-10-2021
:: WHO/Europe launches Western Balkans Digital Health Network 13-10-2021
:: Moldovan pharmacies contribute to pandemic response as a reliable source of information on COVID-19 vaccination 12-10-2021
:: WHO Regional Director for Europe visits Turkmenistan 12-10-2021
:: Protecting the mental health of health workers: hope and resilience in Kazakhstan 11-10-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
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WHO Western Pacific Region
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New WHO Publications [Selected]
https://www.who.int/publications/i
Selected Titles
15 October 2021
State of the world’s hand hygiene

15 October 2021
WHO Drug Information – Volume 35, No. 3

14 October 2021
Global tuberculosis report 2021

13 October 2021
Fair Play: Building a strong physical activity system for more active people

13 October 2021
WHO Costing and Budgeting Tool for National Action Plans on Antimicrobial Resistance

11 October 2021
COP26 Special Report on Climate Change and Health