WHO & Regional Offices [to 12 Mar 2022]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 12 Mar 2022]
https://www.who.int/
News [Selected]
11 March 2022
Statement
Statement of the Thirty-first Polio IHR Emergency Committee
[See Polio above for detail]

8 March 2022
Statement
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), 08 March 2022
[See COVID above for detail]

7 March 2022
Departmental news
WHO launches new repository on urban health

7 March 2022
Joint News Release
Act Now to Save Lives and Prevent Migrants From Going Missing

7 March 2022
Statement
Eighth Meeting of the Multilateral Leaders Task Force on COVID-19, 1 March 2022: “Third Consultation with the CEOs of leading vaccine manufacturers”
[See Perspectives above for detail]

7 March 2022
Statement
Joint statement on the prioritization of monitoring SARS-CoV-2 infection in wildlife and preventing the formation of animal reservoirs
[See Perspectives above for detail]

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WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region
No new digest content identified

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: “Too soon to lower our guard”, warns PAHO Director as pandemic reaches two-year mark
9 Mar 2022
As the COVID-19 death toll surpasses 2.6 million in the Americas and restrictions lift, countries must prepare to respond quickly to new variants or outbreaks Washington D.C. 9 March 2022 (PAHO) – As the world reaches two-years since  COVID-19 was characterized as a pandemic, and public health measures are being lifted in many parts of the…
:: WHO issues new guidelines on abortion to help countries deliver lifesaving care
9 Mar 2022
Access to safe abortion critical for health of women and girls: WHO Geneva, 9 March 2022 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is releasing new guidelines on abortion care today, in a bid to protect the health of women and girls and help prevent over 25 million unsafe abortions that currently occur each year. “Being able to obtain…
:: COVID-19 Pandemic Disproportionately Affected Women in the Americas
8 Mar 2022
PAHO report shows that gender inequalities in health have increased in the region; calls for disaggregated data to design more inclusive response. Washington, DC, March 8, 2022 (PAHO)- The COVID-19 pandemic had a disproportionate impact on women in the Americas, contributing to increased gender inequality in health and threatening women’s…

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

WHO European Region EURO
:: A life-saving journey – critical WHO supplies arrive in Ukraine 11-03-2022
:: Two years of COVID-19: new report highlights the 100 weeks of WHO/Europe’s efforts to protect lives and livelihoods during the pandemic 11-03-2022
:: Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus confirmed in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory 10-03-2022
:: Access to vaccination for refugees from Ukraine needed to protect the most vulnerable among them from vaccine-preventable diseases 10-03-2022
:: Putting health at the centre of post-COVID recovery: WHO European Region faces stark choices that will shape its future 10-03-2022

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: Protecting the most vulnerable from health effects of drought in Somalia 10 March 2022
:: Restoration of central drug warehouse in Lebanon 10 March 2022
:: Mission discusses progress in implementation of Jordan’s antimicrobial resistance national action plan
9 March 2022
:: Women leaders in polio eradication: Pariva Hashemi 8 March 2022

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: Eight steps to help with safe home-based recovery for COVID-19 9 March 2022

 

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WHO Events
https://www.who.int/news-room/events/1
[Selected]
Launch – One Health: approach for action against neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030
16 March 2022 14:00 – 15:15 CET

 

Webinar: Launch of the WHO implementation handbook for national action plans on AMR
17 March 2022

 

COVID-19 Case Management Webinar Series: COVID-19 in children and young persons
22 March 2022 13:30 – 15:30 CET

 

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New WHO Publications
https://www.who.int/publications/i
Selected Titles
11 March 2022
Emerging trends and technologies: a horizon scan for global public health
Overview
This publication presents the findings of a global horizon scan, conducted by a group of international experts, on emerging technologies and trends relevant to global public health conducted in 2020 and 2021. The group identified 15 new and emerging technologies and scientific advances that may have a significant impact on global health over the next two decades.
[See Perspectives above for detail]

11 March 2022
Safety monitoring of molnupiravir for treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 infection in low and middle-income…

10 March 2022
Western Pacific regional framework to end TB: 2021-2030: brief summary

9 March 2022
Accelerating malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong

9 March 2022
Use of SARS-CoV-2 antigen-detection rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 self-testing

8 March 2022
Executive summary ‒ Ending the neglect to attain the sustainable development goals. One health: approach…

7 March 2022
Infection prevention and control in the context of coronavirus disease (COVID-19): A living guideline