WHO & Regional Offices [to 20 Nov 2021]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 20 Nov 2021]
https://www.who.int/
Selected News, Statements
17 November 2021
News release
Global leaders call for cervical cancer elimination on Day of Action

17 November 2021
Departmental news
Global individual patient data platform for drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment

16 November 2021
Departmental news
Leadership in Emergencies: Building competencies for effective leadership in all-hazards emergency response

16 November 2021
Joint News Release
UN Agencies Back Bold Plan To Ensure Every Child In Need Gets A Regular Healthy Meal In School By 2030

16 November 2021
Departmental news
No research about us without us: why research capacity strengthening is essential to health for all

16 November 2021
Departmental news
WHO releases new toolkit to support quality HIV testing services

15 November 2021
Departmental news
WHO and Bayer renew longstanding collaboration to accelerate control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases

15 November 2021
Departmental news
New reduced costs of dual HIV/syphilis rapid tests to accelerate progress toward elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

13 November 2021
Departmental news
WHO Global Evidence-to-Policy (E2P) Summit: Evidence as a catalyst for policy and societal change.

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Weekly Epidemiological Record, Vol. 96, No. 46, pp. 557–568 19 November 2021
557 Elimination of human onchocerciasis: progress report, 2020
567 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-September 2021

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Diabetes prevention, care challenges in Africa 17 November 2021
:: On the frontlines of diabetes fight in Senegal 15 November 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
:: Knowledge, funding and action needed to keep antimicrobials working 18-11-2021
:: “Consult your doctor about antibiotics first”: using digital marketing to tackle antimicrobial resistance in Ukraine 18-11-2021
:: One Health and the fight against antimicrobial resistance in Italy 18-11-2021

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Regulating the use of antimicrobials in a fragile context 17 November 2021
:: Building capacity of frontline health care workforce on latest COVID-19 clinical management practices priority for WHO 17 November 2021
:: COVID-19 vaccines delivered to Islamic Republic of Iran to increase protection of Afghan refugees
16 November 2021
:: Medical supplies airlifted to Afghanistan save lives 14 November 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
17 November 2021
Strategic toolkit for assessing risks: a a comprehensive toolkit for all-hazards health emergency risk assessment

17 November 2021
Generating Evidence for Artificial Intelligence Based Medical Devices: A Framework for Training Validation…
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Overview
This first-of-its-kind publication from the WHO is a framework targeted at developers and researchers of AI-based software as a medical device, as well as policy-makers and implementers. It is intended to guide those seeking to understand the evidence generation requirements from development to post-market surveillance of these devices.
The publication uses cervical cancer screening as a use-case to support the goals of the WHO strategy on cervical cancer elimination and set the foundations for WHO to be able to usher in new and emerging technologies in cancer screening and beyond.
To allow acceleration in the global effort in cancer screening and clinical decision support, WHO will begin to facilitate building the enabling environments so that the benefits of innovative technologies reaches all populations and use-cases of high disease burden globally.

16 November 2021
Guidance on operational microplanning for COVID-19 vaccination
Overview
https://apps.who.int/iris/rest/bitstreams/1390309/retrieve
This publication is a companion document to the NDVP National Deployment and Vaccination Plans guidance, which provides a  framework for countries to develop their national strategies. As countries face challenges with erratic vaccine supplies, use of multiple vaccine products with different characteristics, and the size of populations and their diversity, this document provides operational guidance and information to support planners and immunization programme managers at the national and sub-national levels on microplanning for COVID-19 vaccination implementation.
This publication was developed through a consultative process that included all six WHO Regional Offices, as well as partner agencies supporting the rollout of COVID-19 vaccination.

16 November 2021
Hepatitis B Control: Country Profile 2020

15 November 2021
Case study: development of the national road map for enhancing health sector engagement/contribution…

15 November 2021
Optimizing HIV testing algorithms: a generic verification protocol for selecting appropriate HIV serology…

14 November 2021
Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework: 18-month progress report, 1 January 2020–30 June 2021