WHO & Regional Offices [to 22 Jan 2022]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 22 Jan 2022]
Selected News, Statements
20 January 2022
News release
WHO publishes new global data on the use of clean and polluting fuels for cooking by fuel type

20 January 2022
Departmental news
U.S. EPA and WHO partner to protect public health

20 January 2022
Departmental news
Planning and budgeting tool for TB and drug-resistant TB testing

20 January 2022
Departmental news
WHO summary of Baseline report for UN Decade of Healthy Ageing is now available in all official UN languages

19 January 2022
Statement on the tenth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

19 January 2022
Departmental news
WHO announces the update of the guidelines on the diagnosis, prevention and management of cryptococcal disease in HIV-infected adults

18 January 2022
Departmental news
First WHO report highlights efforts to improving health and well-being of adolescents worldwide

16 January 2022
News release
COVAX delivers its 1 billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Cases drop for first time as Africa’s fourth COVID-19 wave ebbs 20 January 2022
Brazzaville – Weekly COVID-19 cases in Africa have dropped significantly and deaths dipped for the first time since the peak of the fourth pandemic wave propelled by the Omicron variant. The decline nudges the continent past its shortest upsurge yet that lasted 56 days.
Newly reported cases fell by 20% in the week to 16 January, while deaths dropped by 8%. The decrease in deaths is still small and further monitoring is needed, but if the trend continues the surge in deaths will also be the shortest reported so far during this pandemic…

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: PAHO calls for countries to prioritize rapid tests for those with COVID-19 symptoms 19 Jan 2022
As infections surge, testing should be expanded to alleviate pressure on hospitals. Those without symptoms should quarantine and follow public health measures. Washington D.C. 19 January 2022 (PAHO) – With COVID-19 surging throughout the Americas and demand for diagnostics higher than ever, the Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F…

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: Two years of COVID-19: What it takes to run an emergency response across 53 countries 21-01-2022
:: Noncommunicable diseases in 53 countries: WHO/Europe presents new visual data tool 20-01-2022
:: The Omicron variant: sorting fact from myth 19-01-2022

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Volunteering for the fight against malaria in Yemen 17 January 2022
:: Afghanistan conducts first polio vaccination campaign in 2022  17 January 2022

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: 18 January 2022 News release WHO supports whole-of-UN response to volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga



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


World NTD Day 2022: Achieving health equity to end the neglect of poverty-related diseases
26 January 2022 14:00 – 15:00 CET


WHO consultation on COVID vaccines research: Why do we need a pan-sarbecovirus vaccine?
28 January 2022 13:00 – 19:00 CET


Mobilizing the World to Defeat Neglected Tropical Diseases
28 January 2022 16:00 – 17:15 CET



New WHO Publications
Selected Titles
21 January 2022
Annexes to the recommendations for use of the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine BNT162b2 against COVID-19

21 January 2022
WHO SAGE Roadmap for prioritizing uses of COVID-19 vaccines
[See COVID above for detail]

21 January 2022
Interim recommendations for use of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, BNT162b2, under Emergency Use…

20 January 2022
Review of Minamata convention initial assessment reports: key findings for health