WHO & Regionals [to 27 June 2015]

WHO & Regionals [to 27 June 2015]
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A commentary on “Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health”
June 2015 — Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, comments on 3 recommendations where WHO will make direct contributions: financing for climate-resilient health systems; policy recommendations on energy systems that contribute to cleaner air; and monitoring and assessing progress.

Striving to prevent collapse of Yemen’s health system during conflict
June 2015 — In Yemen, more than 15 million people are in dire need of health services. WHO and Health Cluster partners have been responding by providing supplies, services and support to national and regional authorities.

In public health emergencies, risk communication is essential
26 June 2015 — Risk communication is an integral part of any public health emergency response. In epidemics and pandemics, in humanitarian crises and natural disasters, risk communication allows people at risk to understand and adopt protective behaviours.
More on risk communication during emergencies

New film showcasing the Controlled Temperature Chain (CTC)
24 June 2015
The Controlled Temperature Chain, or CTC is an innovative approach to vaccine management and distribution which allows certain vaccines to be kept at ambient temperatures outside of the traditional vaccine cold chain.
The 3-episode film promotes the CTC approach. Episode 1 explains what is CTC, why it is useful and how it is feasible; episode 2 features a case study on CTC implementation; and episode 3 looks at the options for countries and what manufacturers can do to support countries.

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The Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) 26 June 2015, vol. 90, 26 (pp. 321–336)
includes:
:: Index of countries/areas
:: Index, Volume 90, 2015, Nos. 1–26
:: Yellow fever in Africa and the Americas, 2014
:: Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–May 2015
:: WHO Regional Offices
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Strong partnerships needed to tackle health challenges faced by Small Island Developing States in the African Region
Mauritius, 24 June 2015 – Health Ministers from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the African Region have begun a meeting today in Mauritius to take stock of the health of their people and chart a way forward on possible approaches and actions that will promote sustainable health development. The meeting, organized by the World Health Organization is attended by Health Ministers from Cape Verde, Comoros, Seychelles, Sao Tome & Principe, Mauritius, high ranking officials of the health ministry, representatives of the Indian Ocean Commission and public health experts.In a message read on her behalf by Dr Francis Kasolo, Coordinator…
:: Staying at zero: Keeping Liberia Ebola free – 22 June 2015

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: Women’s health needs still not adequately met, according to new articles in the Pan American Journal of Public Health (06/24/2015)
:: Health Coverage Reaches 46 Million More in Latin America and the Caribbean, says new PAHO/WHO–World Bank report (06/22/2015)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: WHO calls for stepping up vigil for MERS, Thailand confirms case  18 June 2015

WHO European Region EURO
:: Health ministers in South-eastern Europe commit to achieving universal health coverage 26-06-2015
:: Special report on Healthy Cities in Europe launched 22-06-2015

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
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WHO Western Pacific Region
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