WHO & Regional Offices [to 30 Oct 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 30 Oct 2021]
https://www.who.int/
29 October 2021
Statement
An appeal to G20 leaders to make vaccines accessible to people on the move
[See COVID above for detail]

29 October 2021
News release
World Health Organization Secretariat announcement regarding the election of the next WHO Director-General
The appointment of the next Director-General of the World Health Organization will take place at the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly in May 2022 (WHA75). The Director-General is WHO’s chief technical and administrative officer.
The election process began when Member States, through a circular letter sent by the WHO Secretariat in April 2021, were invited to submit proposals for candidates for the Director-General position. The deadline for submission of proposals was 23 September 2021. The date on which WHO is scheduled to publish information on candidates, including the curricula vitae and other particulars of their qualifications and experience as received from Member States, is to follow the closure of the last WHO Regional Committee meeting of the year.
As today marks the closure of the last Regional Committee meeting, WHO can announce that a single candidate was proposed by Member States by the 23 September 2021 deadline: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is the incumbent Director-General…

28 October 2021
News release
New ACT-Accelerator strategy calls for US$ 23.4 billion international investment to solve inequities in global access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests & treatments
[See COVID above for detail]

27 October 2021
Statement
COVID-19 subcommittee of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS): updated statement regarding myocarditis and pericarditis reported with COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

27 October 2021
Statement
WHO-Unitaid statement on the MPP licensing agreement for molnupiravir
[See COVID above for detail]

27 October 2021
Departmental news
Health – A Political Choice: Solidarity, Science and Solutions

26 October 2021
Departmental news
Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 vaccines — What journalists need to know

26 October 2021
Departmental news
Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future — A self-directed course for journalists

26 October 2021
News release
Top economists call for radical redirection of the economy to put Health for All at the centre in the run-up to G20

26 October 2021
Statement
Statement on the ninth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
[See COVID above for detail]

26 October 2021
Departmental news
The use of the WHO costing and budgeting tool for National Action Plans on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Sierra Leone: lessons learned

26 October 2021
Statement
WHO Statement on Solidarity Trial Vaccines
[See COVID above for detail]

25 October 2021
Departmental news
Adopt One Health, Stop Rabies: India launches new national action plan for dog mediated rabies elimination by 2030

24 October 2021
Departmental news
WHO delivers essential health supplies to Sudan

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Weekly Epidemiological Record, Vol. 96, No. 43, pp. 521–536 29 October 2021
:: Antigenic and genetic characteristics of zoonotic influenza A viruses and development of candidate
vaccine viruses for pandemic preparedness

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF host training on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 29 October 2021
:: Pursuing the endgame: novel polio vaccine rollout in Africa 26 October 2021
:: Mobile cash in polio response: three things to know 28 October 2021

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
No new digest content identified

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: Health Ministers commit to renew, accelerate efforts to end TB in South-East Asia 26 October 2021

WHO European Region EURO
:: WHO/Europe: Keep schools open this winter – but with precautions in place 29-10-2021
:: Improving health in prisons: new WHO Prison Health Framework can improve data quality 28-10-2021
:: WHO/Europe urges countries to collect gender data through their health information systems 28-10-2021
:: “When I got more information, I was sure I needed the vaccine” – immunizing pregnant women against influenza in Kaunas, Lithuania 25-10-2021
:: Q&A on flu in the context of COVID-19 25-10-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: ECHO supports the delivery of WHO medical supplies to Kabul 28 October 2021
:: Germany donates 163 000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Somalia through COVAX Facility
26 October 2021
:: Government of Japan supports Islamic Republic of Iran with US$ 6.3 million grant to strengthen COVID-19 response 26 October 2021
:: Delivering on the promise to protect every Somali child from polio 24 October 2021

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: 29 October 2021 News release Health leaders endorse action plan to end TB in the Region
:: 28 October 2021 News release Regional health leaders agree actions to promote health through schools, harness tradition…
:: 25 October 2021 Regional Director’s opening remarks at the RCM72 virtual press conference

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New WHO Publications [Selected]
https://www.who.int/publications/i
Selected Titles
28 October 2021
Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services

26 October 2021
Maintaining Essential Health Services during COVID-19

25 October 2021
Interim recommendations for an extended primary series with an additional vaccine dose for COVID-19 vaccination in immunocompromised persons
This interim guidance has been developed on the basis of the advice issued by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization at its meeting on 5 October 2021.

25 October 2021
Guidance on selecting, commissioning and using freeze-preventative vaccine carriers