Month: October 2020

As COVID-19 spread accelerates, IHR Emergency Committee urges focus on measures that work

The Emergency Committee on COVID-19 met on 29 October to review the situation and progress made on the temporary recommendations.  They advised that the pandemic still constituted a public health emergency of international concern, and urged a focus on response efforts based on lessons learned and strong science. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus accepted …

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

The fifth meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) took place on Thursday, 29 October 2020 from 12:30 to 16:05 Geneva time (CEST). Proceedings of the meeting Members and advisors of the Emergency Committee were convened by videoconference.  The Director-General welcomed the Committee, highlighted …

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Start of 1st WHO infodemic management training

The 1st WHO Infodemic Management Training programme kicks off next week, and participants will come together during 8 sessions that will take place over the course of the next four weeks.The training programme received over 650 applications from 83 countries, and this very competitive selection process resulted in a cohort of 270 trainees.  The training has …

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Medical Product Alert N°6/2020

Falsified Fluzone® Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine identified in WHO region of the Americas Alert Summary This WHO Medical Product Alert relates to three different batches of confirmed falsified Fluzone® Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine identified in Mexico and reported to WHO on 16 October 2020. Fluzone® Quadrivalent is a quadrivalent inactivated vaccine for immunization against influenza A virus …

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Leveraging public financial management for better health – Video Podcasts

In 2019, WHO organized a webinar series of public financial management (PFM) in health issues. The series included six sessions on key PFM topics – from budget formulation, to budget execution and monitoring  – and involved a range of well-established experts from WHO, World Bank, OECD, International Budget Partnership and Results for Development, as well …

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4 Unique Ways to Create a Successful Fundraising Campaign

In 2020, the fundraising landscape has been both unconventional and challenging for many nonprofit professionals. As we move forward from crisis-focused activities, there are opportunities to hone your strategy and plan for the future. If you’re revisiting your fundraising approach, you may want to draw on some more creative tactics to reach the top of …

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Launch of the NCD Investment Case for the Russian Federation: Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases as a catalyst of economic growth and social well-being in Russia

Scaling up efforts on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) can avert over 4.3 million deaths and yield RUB 8.1 trillion (USD 105 billion) in economic benefits in Russia over the next 15 years – suggest the results of a recent analysis by WHO and UNDP under the United Nations Interagency Task Force …

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Young people and digital health interventions: working together to design better

WHO and partners launch new guidance on designing digital health interventions with and for young people.   Digital tools are an increasingly popular approach to improving health worldwide – particularly among adolescents and young people, who are accessing the internet at earlier stages of life.   Youth-centred digital health interventions is a new framework developed by WHO, HRP, UNESCO, UNICEF and UNFPA. It provides guidance on effective planning, development and implementation of digital …

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