WHO & Regional Offices [to 15 Jan 2022]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 15 Jan 2022]
Selected News, Statements
14 January 2022
WHO recommends two new drugs to treat COVID-19

11 January 2022
Interim Statement on COVID-19 vaccines in the context of the circulation of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 Variant from the WHO Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Vaccine Composition (TAG-CO-VAC)



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Omicron-fuelled COVID-19 surge in Africa plateaus 13 January 2022
After a six-week surge, Africa’s fourth pandemic wave driven primarily by the Omicron variant is flattening, marking the shortest-lived surge to date in the continent where cumulative cases have now exceeded 10 million…

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: 13 Jan 2022 Study warns of high levels of depression and suicidal thoughts in Latin American health workers during pandemic
:: 12 Jan 2022 As COVID-19 cases nearly double in the Americas, health workers must be protected, PAHO says

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
Israel: Religious leaders bolster COVID-19 response with civil society and WHO/Europe support 14-01-2022
Healthy metaverse: how can we promote health online? 13-01-2022
Omicron wave threatening to overcome health workforce 11-01-2022
New data from Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, North Macedonia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan provides insights on health systems 10-01-2022

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Independent evaluation of WHO’s Whole of Syria response, 2021 13 January 2022
:: WHO supports COVID-19 control measures in Islamic Republic of Iran with donation of new equipment 11 January 2022

WHO Western Pacific Region
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WHO Events
150th session of the Executive Board
24 – 29 January 2022
Virtual event

19 January 2022
Extraordinary meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) – 19 January 2022



New WHO Publications
Selected Titles
14 January 2022
Therapeutics and COVID-19: living guideline
The WHO Therapeutics and COVID-19: living guideline contains the Organization’s most up-to-date recommendations for the use of therapeutics in the treatment of COVID-19. The latest version of this living guideline is available in pdf format (via the ‘Download’ button) and via an online platform, and is updated regularly as new evidence emerges.
This eighth version of the WHO living guideline now contains 14 recommendations, including three new recommendations regarding Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors and sotrovimab. No further updates to the previous existing recommendations were made in this latest version.

11 January 2022
SEA Region Measles and Rubella Quarterly update Jul -Sep 2021

10 January 2022
SEA Region Measles and Rubella Quarterly update Mar-Jun 2021