WHO & Regional Offices [to 29 Jan 2022]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 29 Jan 2022]
https://www.who.int/
News [Selected]
28 January 2022
Departmental news
WHO and Viamo provide critical access to COVID-19 information to the next billion digital users via their mobile phones
WHO is working with Viamo, a global social enterprise improving lives via mobile, to provide WHO’s COVID-19 information, including vaccines, to the hardest to reach populations, in their languages, through the mobile phones they own. This includes people with simple phones (feature phones) or with limited access to the internet…
Since the onset of COVID-19, Viamo’s 3-2-1 Service has become a trusted, toll-free source of life-saving COVID-19 health information for people in 19 countries. Listeners dial in and access important messages that help them make better informed decisions to live healthier lives.
To date, the WHO COVID-19 information has reached 1,292,209 people through Viamo’s 3-2-1 Platform in 38 languages and across 13 countries on topics such as how COVID-19 spreads, how COVID-19 vaccines work, how they are developed and tested, COVID-19 safety, how long protection from COVID-19 vaccines and antibodies last, coping with COVID-19 (e.g., mental health and COVID-19, tips to promote well-being) and more….

28 January 2022
Departmental news
Use of alternative interferon-gamma release assays for the diagnosis of TB infection – WHO Policy Statement

27 January 2022
Departmental news
Ensuring quality and ethics of research on FGM: new WHO guidance out now

26 January 2022
Departmental news
Marking 2 years of pandemic learning response on OpenWHO.org

26 January 2022
Departmental news
Celebrating World NTD Day: make every day a neglected tropical diseases day

26 January 2022
Departmental news
New insights into quality of care for girls and women facing the complications of unsafe abortion

25 January 2022
Departmental news
WHO webinar on Human Health Risk Assessment – Updated WHO Toolkit

25 January 2022
Departmental news
WHO establishes a Technical Advisory Group on Measurement, Monitoring and Evaluation of UN Decade of Healthy Ageing

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
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WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: 28 Jan 2022 Neglected tropical diseases: PAHO calls for an end to delays in treatment in the Americas
These preventable and treatable conditions are almost absent from the global health agenda, with little attention and funding. Washington, DC, January 27, 2022 (PAHO)- On the eve of the first World Day for Neglected Tropical Diseases, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging governments to provide comprehensive and universal care for…
:: 26 Jan 2022 Ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas threatens growth and development of children, says PAHO Director
Millions miss out on routine care, including vaccination. Educational crisis also impacts their social, mental, and physical wellbeing. Washington D.C. January 26 (PAHO) – As the COVID-19 outbreak reaches its third year in the Americas, millions of children are missing out on routine vaccinations, putting countries at risk of losing two decades…

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
No new digest content identified

WHO European Region EURO
:: Living with COVID-19 – 2 years on 27-01-2022
:: Twenty years of the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme 26-01-2022
:: Celebrating the CSO Initiative: building community readiness, response and resilience to emergencies 26-01-2022
:: WHO/ECDC report: antimicrobial resistance remains threat to health in European Region 26-01-2022

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Severe snowstorm in northwest Syria creates challenges for health response 28 January 2022
:: Pakistan commended for commitment to eradicating polio 27 January 2022

WHO Western Pacific Region
No new digest content identified

 

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WHO Events
https://www.who.int/news-room/events/2
[Selected]
Update on SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern Omicron
1 February 2022 13:30 – 14:30 CET

 

WHO Public Health Laboratories knowledge sharing webinars – SARS-CoV-2 variants, Emergency Use Listing (EUL) and diagnostics performance monitoring
2 February 2022 11:00 – 12:30 CET

 

Webinar: An investment case to end female genital mutilation
3 February 2022 14:00 – 15:30 UTC Time

 

The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
6 February 2022

 

Webinar: Antimicrobial consumption – data for action
7 February 2022

 

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New WHO Publications
https://www.who.int/publications/i
Selected Titles
28 January 2022
Use of alternative interferon-gamma release assays for the diagnosis of TB infection: WHO policy statement

28 January 2022
Report of the 21st meeting: Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Tuberculosis (‎STAG-TB)‎

28 January 2022
Weekly epidemiological record, 2022, vol. 97, 04

28 January 2022
WHO Drug Information – Volume 35, No. 4

27 January 2022
The Selection and Use of Essential Medicines (2021) – TRS 1035
Overview
The 23rd meeting of the WHO Expert Committee on Selection and Use of Essential Medicines was coordinated from Geneva, Switzerland, and held virtually from 21 June to 2 July 2021. The Committee considered 88 applications proposing additions, changes and deletions of medicines, medicine classes and formulations on the Model Lists of Essential Medicines. The Committee evaluated the scientific evidence for comparative effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of the medicines in question. The Committee also considered a review of the therapeutic alternatives for medicines on the Model Lists, and update to the AWaRe classification of antibiotics, and reviews and reports relevant to the selection and use of essential medicines.

27 January 2022
The use of rectal artesunate as a pre-referral treatment for severe P. falciparum malaria

26 January 2022
Ethical considerations in research on female genital mutilation

25 January 2022
Pandemic influenza preparedness framework for the sharing of influenza viruses and access to vaccines…