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Coronavirus - Libya: Health Sector Bulletin

There was a reported serious lack of capacity in the south to handle the COVID-19 response

KEY ISSUES Expected shift of lines of military control from LNA/Benghazi to GNA/Tripoli. The humanitarian situation is defined by Libyan authorities as dire and aggravated by COVID-19. There was a reported serious lack of capacity in the south to handle the COVID-19 response. South-specific list of recommendations was developed. Health…

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Coronavirus - Africa and Middle East: Statement by WHO Regional Director Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari

Increasing numbers of cases are also being reported from Iraq, Libya, Morocco, the occupied Palestinian territory, and Oman

By Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari June 30 marked six months since WHO received the first reports of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause in China The six-month mark of the outbreak coincides with reaching 10 million cases and 500,000 deaths world-wide.  Although many countries have made some progress,…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Substantial investment needed to avert mental health crisis

Reports already indicate an increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety in a number of countries

The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the need to urgently increase investment in services for mental health or risk a massive increase in mental health conditions in the coming months, according to a policy brief on COVID-19 and mental health issued by the United Nations today. “The impact of the pandemic…

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Coronavirus - Egypt: WHO delegation concludes COVID-19 technical mission to Egypt

Significant efforts have been made to ensure the public is updated on the current situation, including working with other sectors to reach vulnerable populations

A team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded a COVID-19 technical support mission to Egypt on 25 March 2020. The objectives of the mission were to understand the current situation; review ongoing response activities; provide on-site technical support as needed; and identify strengths and gaps to guide…

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Egypt: Giving is in your Blood: Celebration to Thank Ramadan Blood Donors

The campaign which ran on Facebook across eight countries encouraged people to donate blood after breaking their fast at sunset.

Leaders of major international aid groups are gathering in Cairo this week to thank people across the Middle East and North Africa for a hugely successful Ramadan blood donor campaign that ran for 5 weeks starting on 14 May 2018. A celebration will take place at Cairo Opera House on…

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Egypt: World Blood Donor Day Celebration-21 July 2018

The opening ceremony will include short videos reflecting blood donation activities in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt

You are cordially invited to attend and cover the World Blood Donor Day 2018 Celebration and musical concert lead by the Iraqi Maestro Naseer Shamma, on 21 July 2018 at Cairo Opera House. WHAT: We would like to thank the generous individuals who donated blood during the #GivingIsInYourBlood campaign, in…

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Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean

WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29…

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Cairo: World Hand Hygiene Day 2018

It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care

World Hand Hygiene Day, marked globally on 5 May, highlights the importance of hand hygiene in health care. The slogan of this year’s campaign is “It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care”, illustrating the important relationship between good infection prevention and control practices, such as washing your hands, and preventing sepsis. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls on health…

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Media Invitation - World Antibiotic Awareness Week - 13 November 2017 in the Regional Office, Cairo, Egypt

The World Antibiotic Awareness Week will be observed this year from 13 to 19 November 2017 with a theme “Seek advice from a doctor before taking antibiotics”

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean would like to invite you to the launch of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) 2017, on Monday, 13 November 2017 in the Regional Office, Cairo, Egypt. The launch event and subsequent press conference will be held from 10:00…

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Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week: speed management key to saving lives

The week and its related campaign “Save Lives: Slow Down” draw attention to the dangers of speed and the measures which should be put in place to address this leading risk for road traffic deaths and injuries

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and the Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt today ( May 14, 2017) marked the fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week during a regional celebration held at WHO premises in Cairo. The week and its related campaign…