WHO & Regional Offices [to 13 Nov 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 13 Nov 2021]
https://www.who.int/
Selected News, Statements
12 November 2021
Joint News Release
Joint Research Centre and World Health Organization join forces to use behavioural insights for public health

12 November 2021
News release
New WHO report maps barriers to insulin availability and suggests actions to promote universal access

11 November 2021
Departmental news
More countries committing to tackling antimicrobial resistance

10 November 2021
News release
Global progress against measles threatened amidst COVID-19 pandemic
[See Milestones/Perspectives above for detail]

10 November 2021
News release
The Future is Unwritten – Healing Arts Symposium

10 November 2021
Statement
International organizations, vaccine manufacturers take stock of COVID-19 vaccine roll out, share views for 2022
[See Milestones/Perspectives above for detail]

10 November 2021
Departmental news
WHO, faith partners and national governments –supporting national responses to COVID-19

9 November 2021
News release
Countries commit to develop climate-smart health care at COP26 UN climate conference

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Weekly Epidemiological Record, Vol. 96, No. 45, pp. 549–556 12 November 2021
:: Progress towards regional measles elimination – world-wide, 2000–2020

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: COVID-19 more deadly in Africans with diabetes 11 November 2021
Africa’s sharp increase in diabetes is clashing with the COVID-19 pandemic and poor access to vaccines. Africa’s death rates from COVID-19 infections are significantly higher in patients with diabetes, according to a preliminary analysis which the World Health Organization (WHO) presented today in advance of the World Diabetes Day on 14 November…

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
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WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: If not now, when? 100 years after the discovery of insulin, World Diabetes Day highlights the major gaps in diabetes care 12-11-2021
:: 60% of migrants who spoke to WHO/Europe on the Belarus-Lithuania border need some form of medical attention 12-11-2021
:: WHO/Europe highlights the health urgency for climate action at COP26 11-11-2021
COP26: Policies and tools for health-centric climate action 11-11-2021
:: Too much for one planet: WHO study proposes new tools to make our diets healthy and environmentally friendly 11-11-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Somalia receives shipment of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States Government through COVAX Facility 8 November 2021
:: Iraq launches nationwide vaccination campaign to scale up immunity against COVID-19
8 November 2021

WHO Western Pacific Region
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New WHO Publications [Selected]
https://www.who.int/publications/i
Selected Titles
12 November 2021
Keeping the 100-year-old promise: making insulin access universal

12 November 2021
Global breastfeeding scorecard 2021: protecting breastfeeding through bold national actions during the…

11 November 2021
Maternal and perinatal death and surveillance and response

9 November 2021
Framework for strengthening health emergency preparedness in cities and urban settings
Overview
Cities and urban settings are crucial to preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from health emergencies, and therefore enhancing the focus on urban settings is necessary for countries pursuing improved overall health security.
WHO has published the Framework for Strengthening Health Emergency Preparedness in Cities and Urban Settings in order to support policy-makers and decision-makers in the public health sector, as well as other relevant actors and stakeholders across sectors that are engaged in health emergency preparedness in cities and urban settings. In particular, it aims to: a) provide an overview of, and insight into, the key areas that national and subnational authorities may consider focusing on in strengthening health emergency preparedness at the urban level, and b) guide and support the development of policies and capacity building activities at both the national and sub-national level to strengthen health emergency preparedness in cities and urban settings, based on priority risks and existing gaps…