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Updated:Tue, 02 May 2017

WHO- Summary of the new products available for the Zika and the Yellow fever emergencies

Please find below a summary of the new products available on the WHO website

for the Zika and the Yellow fever emergencies

 

Zika Virus Yellow fever

Educational videos on risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) for Zika virus response

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Soon available in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian

Interim technical guidance “Laboratory diagnostic testing in Africa”

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3 new posters

General public: EN

Health workers: EN

Pregnant women: EN

Soon available in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian

WHO Secretariat information paper on fractional doses

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5 reasons to support WHO’s global response to Zika virus

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Q&A: Fractional doses of the yellow fever vaccine

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Zika virus outbreak global response

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Photo story: The many challenges to fighting yellow fever in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Infographic - Zika Strategic Response

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Resources in Portuguese

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         Mosquito borne diseases – interactive page                                                                                                                                       EN

zika virus 

 

Zika Virus Directory and Application

WHO Zika AppDear colleagues,

To help you stay informed about Zika, we have put together the following information resources:

 - A ‘one-stop’ access to all guidance that has been developed so far. (On the attached, interactive PDF just click on the language icon for the guidance you wish to read. Please note that any updates[1] will be posted at the same location, so that the interactive PDF remains up-to-date as well)

 - Links to the ‘Zika App’ ( iOS and Android versions). This app provides rapid, easy access information in multiple languages – you can also use the attached, interactive PDF to inform others

 - A link to the situation reports (updated each Wednesday)

 - A link to the WHO main Zika website with fact sheets and other resources you may find useful.

We hope that you will these resources useful and would like to enlist your support in disseminating this information, and in making available Zika knowledge to your contacts and networks. If you have suggestions on how to improve these products or if you would like to provide any other feedback, please write back to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

[1] Updates are planned to come out for the following guidance documents soon:

- Prevention of potential sexual transmission of Zika virus
- Assessment of infants with microcephaly in the context of Zika virus
- Assessment and management of Guillain-Barré syndrome in the context of Zika virus infection
- Breastfeeding in the context of Zika virus
- Pregnancy management in the context of Zika virus
[1] Updates are programmed to come out for the following soon:
- Prevention of potential sexual transmission of Zika virus
- Assessment of infants with microcephaly in the context of Zika virus
- Assessment and management of Guillain-Barré syndrome in the context of Zika virus infection
- Breastfeeding in the context of Zika virus
- Pregnancy management in the context of Zika virus
 

130th meeting of the WHO Executive Board

IMG 0727The recently held 130th meeting of the WHO Executive Board (EB) took place from 16-23 January in Geneva, Switzerland. The General Assembly of delegates, led by Director General, Dr. Margaret Chan reconfirmed the commitment of the WHO to address the issue of communicable and non-communicable diseases. As Dr. Chan stated in her report to the assembled delegates "The world is in bad shape". The events of the past year such as extreme weather events, food starvation, economic misery to the middle class, the continued effects of the world recession in countries needing to provide necessary services for its people, and the aftermath of the April spring all contribute to increase demands on member countries to provide health services to their people at ever increasing costs. These costs have increased not decreased.

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Latest Ebola Personal Protective Equipment guidance and technical specifications from the WHO

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The Joint WHO/ILO/UNAIDS Policy guidelines for improving health workers' access to HIV/TB prevention

The Joint WHO/ILO/UNAIDS Policy guidelines for improving health workers' access to HIV/TB prevention, treatment, care and support services have recently been published. Implementing this guidelines would ensure that those providing health services are themselves healthy and consequently contributing to their retention in the context of global human resources for health for improved quality services and population health outcomes.

The guidelines can be adapted to workers in other sectors.

More information can be found on this link:

http://www.who.int/occupational_health/publications/hiv_tb_guidelines/en/index.html

On this link, you will find the Guidance note summarizing the guidelines (in English, French and Spanish), the full guidelines (in English), Frequently asked questions, a video from the launch of the guidelines, the systematic review of the evidence, and meeting report.