WHO & Regional Offices [to 30 Apr 2022]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 30 Apr 2022]
News [Selected]
29 April 2022
Quadripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed for a new era of One Health collaboration

27 April 2022
Joint News Release
UNICEF and WHO warn of perfect storm of conditions for measles outbreaks, affecting children
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27 April 2022
Departmental news
WHO launches a second report of country success stories in mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on TB services


WHO Director General Speeches [selected]
27 April 2022
WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the 10th meeting of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator Facilitation Council – 26 April 2022

27 April 2022
WHO Director-General’s remarks at the Investment Case for Polio Eradication – 26 April 2022

27 April 2022
WHO Deputy Director-General’s speech at the OECD Council on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Session 2: Global health challenges in the era of COVID-19

26 April 2022
WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the WHO press conference – 26 April 2022

25 April 2022
WHO Director-General’s panel remarks at the Group of Friends of Global Health – 25 April 2022

25 April 2022
WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the Working Group on Sustainable Finance, final meeting – 25 April 2022



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region
:: 29 April 2022 Ghana finds success in COVID-19 mass vaccination campaigns
:: 29 April 2022 Speedy vaccination campaign helps stop cholera outbreak in Niger
:: 28 April 2022 Vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks on the rise in Africa

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: 29 Apr 2022
Environmental surveillance – complementary tool for tracking COVID-19
Over 60 countries, including several in the Americas, are using wastewater monitoring to track SARS-CoV-2 in communities, with over 3,300 active sites. Washington, D.C., April 29, 2022 (PAHO) — New guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) provides advice to countries on sampling and testing for the SARS-CoV2 virus in untreated…

:: 25 Apr 2022
PAHO Director calls for immunization gaps to be closed for all vaccines, including COVID-19
2.7 million children in the Americas did not receive the vaccines needed to keep them healthy in 2020, while around 230 million people have still not received a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the region Roseau, Dominica, 25 April 2022 (PAHO) – In 2020, 2.7 million children in the Americas did not receive the essential vaccines needed to keep…

:: 25 Apr 2022
World Malaria Day – More must be done to improve malaria response at the local level
Washington D.C., 25 April 2022 (PAHO) – On World Malaria Day, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urges countries to step-up efforts to tackle malaria in the region, calling for prevention, diagnosis and treatment interventions that are data-led and tailored to local contexts. While in 2020, the 18 endemic countries of the Americas…

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
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WHO European Region EURO
:: WHO re-assigns Islands and Small States Institute in Malta as collaborating centre 29-04-2022
:: HPV vaccination brings the WHO European Region closer to a cervical cancer-free future 29-04-2022
:: Comprehensive outbreak response successfully stops spread of polio in Tajikistan 28-04-2022
:: Ukraine: Immediate steps needed to prevent a measles outbreak due to the ongoing war and low vaccination rates, warns WHO 28-04-2022
:: Countries across the WHO European Region celebrate World Health Day 2022 27-04-2022

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
:: WHO marks 5 years of strategic partnership with USAID in Iraq 26 April 2021

WHO Western Pacific Region
:: 25 April 2022 News release
WHO announces winners of inaugural Western Pacific Innovation Challenge



Disease Outbreak News (DONs)
Latest WHO Disease Outbreak News (DONs), providing information on confirmed acute public health events or potential events of concern.
28 April 2022 | Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

28 April 2022 | Japanese encephalitis – Australia

27 April 2022 | Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to chocolate products – Europe and the United States of America

27 April 2022 | Cholera – Malawi

27 April 2022 | Measles – Somalia

25 April 2022 | Yellow Fever – Uganda



WHO Events
Indigenous peoples and tackling health inequities: WHO side event at the 21st session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
3 May 2022 17:00 – 18:30 CET


Launch of the Child Health and Well Being Dashboard
4 May 2022 15:30 – 17:00 CET



New WHO Publications
Selected Titles
28 April 2022
Integration of mental health and HIV interventions

28 April 2022
Emergency in Ukraine: external situation report #9, published 28 April 2022: reporting period: 21–27…

27 April 2022
Polio transition planning and polio post-certification
The Executive Board at its 150th session noted an earlier version of this report.1 The present report provides an update on the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan on Polio Transition (2018–2023)2 at the start of 2022, within the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

27 April 2022
Strengthening pandemic preparedness planning for respiratory pathogens: policy brief, 27 April 2022
This policy brief outlines core elements that Member States are encouraged to a) develop an integrated approach to respiratory pathogen pandemic preparedness planning and b) enhance national and sub-national functional capacities for preparedness. In addition, this policy brief highlights suggested actions for Member States as they initiate or update national and sub-national pandemic preparedness planning process.

25 April 2022
Infection prevention and control in the context of coronavirus disease (‎COVID-19)‎: a living guideline, 25 April 2022: updated chapter: mask use, part 1: health care settings

25 April 2022
WASH FIT: A practical guide for improving quality of care through water, sanitation and hygiene in health…

25 April 2022
Integrated care for older people (ICOPE) implementation pilot programme