WHO & Regional Offices [to 23 Oct 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 23 Oct 2021]
https://www.who.int/
22 October 2021
Departmental news
WHO, WIPO, WTO update information note on an integrated health, trade, IP response to COVID-19

21 October 2021
Departmental news
Determination, innovation and adaptation can keep lymphatic filariasis elimination on track

21 October 2021
News release
WHO unveils action plan to address findings of Independent Commission on DRC SEA allegations

21 October 2021
News release
WHO and partners call for action to better protect health and care workers from COVID-19

21 October 2021
Departmental news
Global TB Report app – Updated data in line with 2021 Global TB Report

20 October 2021
Departmental news
NTDs: countries must adapt and innovate to mitigate COVID-19 disruptions

20 October 2021
Departmental news
Health and Care Worker Deaths during COVID-19
[See Milestones above for detail]

20 October 2021
Departmental news
WHO launches women’s health chatbot with messaging on breast cancer

19 October 2021
Departmental news
Scientists share data from first WHO-recommended malaria vaccine

19 October 2021
Departmental news
WHO’s 7 policy recommendations on building resilient health systems

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Over 80 million reached as Africa trailblazes novel polio vaccine 22 October 2021

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
No new digest content identified

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
No new digest content identified

WHO European Region EURO
:: World Polio Day 2021 highlights progress and ongoing commitment to end polio everywhere 21-10-2021
:: Azerbaijan strengthens its health workforce to boost primary health care 21-10-2021
:: One billion COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the WHO European Region – but risks for the unvaccinated leave no room for complacency 21-10-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: House-to-house polio vaccination set to recommence across Afghanistan in November 18 October 2021

WHO Western Pacific Region
No new digest content identified

 

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New WHO Publications [Selected]
https://www.who.int/publications/i
Selected Titles
22 October 2021
Integrated health, trade and IP approach to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, 30 August 2021
Overview
The Trilateral Study is a result of the more than 10 years of trilateral cooperation between the Secretariats of WHO, WIPO and WTO. It seeks to strengthen the understanding of the ever-evolving interplay between the distinct policy domains of health, trade and intellectual property and their effect on innovation and access to health technologies, such as medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and medical devices.

21 October 2021
Interim recommendations for use of the inactivated COVID-19 vaccine, CoronaVac, developed by Sinovac

21 October 2021
Annexes to the recommendations for use of the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine against COVID-19: Grading of…

21 October 2021
Coadministration of seasonal inactivated influenza and COVID-19 vaccines
Overview
Vaccination programmes against COVID-19 and seasonal influenza are currently being implemented in parallel in many countries. Administration of both vaccines during the same visit has potential advantages. This document presents the evidence related to coadministration of Covid-19 and influenza vaccines and the interim guidance.

19 October 2021
Fourteenth report of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases (STAG-NTDs)

19 October 2021
Infection prevention and control in primary care: a toolkit of resources

19 October 2021
Building health systems resilience for universal health coverage and health security during the COVID-19…

19 October 2021
WHO consultative meeting on science and technology foresight function for global health, 13 July 2021
…The Global Health Foresight function in the Science Division aims to address the following areas:
strengthen capabilities for the early identification of trends or advances in science and technology with notable impacts on public health;
generate country foresight and scenarios through structured, transparent processes that help identify how these trends might affect health and health systems in countries; and
develop strategic options to prepare future health systems to take advantage of opportunities, and proactively confront risks and challenges, and informing globalhealth policy.
WHO’s Science Division is working with various stakeholders, including international and regional organizations, technical experts, and other partnerships. It is important that the foresight function provides timely, useful, and actionable outputs relevant to all levels of the organization, member states, as well as the global community…

19 October 2021
Mapping health systems’ responsiveness to refugee and migrant health needs
Overview
This mapping exercise reviews the ways in which countries with significant refugee and migrant populations have adapted their health-care systems and service delivery to meet the diverse needs of refugee and migrant populations. Understanding the models of care through which countries provide health services to refugees and migrants is critical to determining how the delivery of these services can be improved to ensure safe, effective and culturally sensitive care that also recognizes the strengths of refugee and migrant populations. The review identifies four models of care adopted by countries in response to migration trends and health needs of refugees and migrants: mainstream, specialized-focus, gateway and limited. It examines the strengths and weaknesses associated with each model. The application of these models in practice is described using case studies from 18 countries engaged in local integration or third-country resettlement of refugees and migrants.

19 October 2021
An overview of infodemic management during COVID-19, January 2020–May 2021