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WHO and donors proceed to offer essential assist to nations preventing COVID-19

WHO and donors proceed to offer essential assist to nations preventing COVID-19

Because the COVID-19 pandemic continues, WHO and its companions sustain their assist to nations all over the world. Listed below are some ongoing actions WHO was capable of perform due to the important backing of its many donors.

WHO and KSRelief assist COVID-19 preparedness and response in Yemen

Hospital in Yemen. Story printed by WHO/EMRO on 27 January 2021.

WHO and the King Salman Humanitarian Assist and Aid Centre (KSRelief) of Saudi Arabia have joined forces within the combat in opposition to COVID-19 pandemic in Yemen by way of a brand new mission to assist preparedness and response.

WHO will work with the Ministry of Public Well being and Inhabitants to allow speedy detection and response to COVID-19 circumstances and clusters, together with by way of an built-in, multisectoral coordination system at central and governorate ranges. The initiative may even assist emergency operation centres) throughout the nation. As well as, twenty-six major entry factors to Yemen might be outfitted to allow speedy COVID-19 detection. The joint mission may even improve the testing capability of central public well being laboratories all through the nation and assist the prevention of COVID-19 transmission in well being and non-health settings.

This US$ 13 million mission is a part of a broader US$ 46 million settlement between the two organizations, that additionally contains tasks on vitamin, water and environmental sanitation providers, and supply of important well being providers. KSRelief has been the principle funding companion of WHO Yemen in 2019–2020. The partnership has helped protect Yemen’s well being system, together with by way of assist to probably the most weak.

With assist from Japan and Russia, WHO rehabilitates well being centres in Syria

Photographs exhibiting the first well being care centre in Masaken Hanano in Japanese Aleppo earlier than and after the WHO-supported rehabilitation. Story printed by WHO/EMRO on 27 January 2021.

The last decade-long battle in Syria has left greater than half of Syria’s hospitals and public well being centres out-of-service or partially practical

With donor assist, WHO has helped revive among the most broken well being care centres throughout the nation. With a contribution from Japan, WHO accomplished the renovation of two public well being centres in Kadi Askar and Masaken Hanano districts in Japanese Aleppo.

Help from the Authorities of the Russian Federation and WHO helped rehabilitate public well being centres in northern Homs. 4 well being centres have additionally been renovated in Jaboureen, Tir-Maaleh, Kafr-Nan, and Taldu.

The rehabilitation of well being centres is a significant step in direction of reviving the provision of well being providers within the nation, offering main well being providers, vaccination, reproductive well being and vitamin surveillance.

WHO and CDC Africa spend money on figuring out and slowing the unfold of COVID-19 variants

Vaccination in WHO Africa area. Story printed by WHO/AFRO on 28 January 2021.

New and extra contagious variants of the COVID-19 virus are fuelling the rise of circumstances and deaths of COVID-19 in Africa.  

WHO is working to observe and fight new variants by serving to nations construct the capability for the advanced genomic surveillance wanted to detect and reply to new variants, ship samples to sequencing laboratories. The organisation can be offering technical gear and recommendation within the area.

Along with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention in Africa (CDC Africa), WHO has helped set up a community of genomic sequencing laboratories for COVID-19, with laboratories within the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda

WHO launches app to assist well being employees use PPE extra successfully

medPPE software. Story printed by PAHO/WHO AMRO28 January 2021.

The WHO Regional Workplace for the Americas lately launched MedPPE, a cell software that gives detailed data on the non-public protecting gear that well being personnel use to protect in opposition to COVID-19.

MedPPE emphasizes the position and timing of well being employees jobs and provides particular data to stop the unfold of COVID-19. The rules are aimed toward all personnel working in well being services, together with safety guards, administrative and cleansing personnel, switch assistants, nurses, biomedical and imaging technicians, surgeons, physicians, and others.

Well being personnel are one of many inhabitants teams most affected by the brand new coronavirus, and the Americas studies the best variety of COVID-19 infections in well being employees on the earth.

WHO delivers EU-funded medical provides to guard well being care employees in Kazakhstan

WHO Logistics Hub in Dubai. Story printed by WHO/EURO on 1 February 2021.

WHO, with monetary assist from the European Union (EU), lately delivered over 8 tonnes of medical provides to Kazakhstan to assist the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The supply included private protecting gear comparable to surgical masks and robes in addition to laboratory gear.

The cargo is a part of a joint supply plan by WHO and the EU to assist nationwide well being authorities in responding to the virus. In July 2020, the EU launched the Central Asia COVID-19 Disaster Response (CACCR) Programme, a solidarity bundle with a funds of € 3 million euro to assist Central Asian nations, with Kazakhstan being a significant beneficiary of the programme.

Nations within the Americas notified of first COVID-19 vaccine allocations by way of COVAX

Story printed by PAHO/WHO on 31 January 2021.

COVAX, a coalition led by WHO and Gavi to make sure equitable entry to COVID-19 vaccines, has notified nations within the Americas of the estimated dose allocation for the primary part of vaccine supply. Thirty-six of the nations and territories taking part in COVAX obtained letters concerning the estimated variety of doses of AstraZeneca vaccine that they might be receiving from the second half of February by way of the second quarter of 2021.

The AstraZeneca vaccine is at present beneath assessment by WHO for emergency use approval. The variety of doses and supply schedule are topic to EUL and manufacturing manufacturing capability, in addition to establishing provide agreements between the producers, WHO, and UNICEF. In keeping with the COVAX assertion, it’s estimated that round 35.3 million doses might be arriving within the Americas within the first stage.

Nations within the Americas taking part in COVAX that obtained letters are Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Granada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucía, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

The WHO Regional Workplace for the Americas offered technical help in preparation for receiving and deploying the vaccines.

WHO donates COVID-19 medical provides to the state of Amazonas and the municipality of Manaus

Story printed by PAHO/WHO on 1 February 2021.

The WHO Regional Workplace for the Americas lately donated 4 600 oximeters to the Amazonas State Well being Division and to the Manaus Municipal Well being Division to assist monitor the well being situations of sufferers with COVID-19.

WHO has additionally despatched 45 oxygen cylinders to provide well being services within the state and 1 500 thermometers to take sufferers’ temperatures.

As well as, the worldwide group has assured the supply of 60 000 speedy antigen assessments to assist COVID-19 prognosis. PAHO has donated these provides to a number of nations within the Americas as a way to facilitate the identification of individuals contaminated with the illness, even in hard-to-reach communities.

Authorities of Japan pledges new US$ 9.6 million settlement with UNICEF and WHO to strengthen immunization within the Pacific

WHO Consultant Dr Corinne Capuano, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan, H.E. Kawakami Fumihiro and UNICEF Pacific Consultant, Sheldon Yett signal settlement. Story printed by WHO/WPRO Fiji Nation Workplace on 27 January 2021.

The Authorities of Japan lately pledged US$ 9.6 million with UNICEF and WHO to strengthen immunization within the Pacific area. The settlement will assist Pacific governments together with Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Palau and Republic of Marshall Islands. UNICEF and WHO within the Pacific will work collaboratively with nationwide well being authorities to strengthen well being programmes by way of efficient and protected immunization.

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Learn extra about WHO’s response to COVID-19 the world over.

With out the assist of donors and companions, WHO wouldn’t have the ability to attain these nations in want and assist them make it by way of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO thanks all governments, organizations and people contributing to the COVID-19 response all over the world, and particularly those that have offered absolutely versatile contributions, to make sure a complete combat in opposition to the illness.

African Improvement Financial institution, Alwaleed Basis, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Invoice and Melinda Gates Basis, Bulgaria, CAF, Canada, Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), China, Côte d’Ivoire, COVID MPTF, COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Fee, Finland, France, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, Germany, GFATM, Pacific Well being Officers’ Affiliation, Guinea, Holy See, Iceland, Inter-American Improvement Financial institution (IDB), Japan, Eire, Islamic Improvement Financial institution, Italy, King Baudouin Basis, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Novartis Worldwide AG, OPEC Fund for Worldwide Improvement (OFID), Pacific Well being Officers’ Affiliation, Pandemic Tech, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Slovenia, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tetra Pak Export FZE, Normal Chartered Financial institution, Thailand, United Kingdom, United Nations Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), United Nations Improvement Programme (UNDP), UNDP/UNOSS, United Nations Inhabitants Fund (UNFPA), UNFCU Basis, United Nations Kids’s Fund (UNICEF), United States, Viet Nam, Important Methods/Resolve to Save Lives, World Financial institution, World Financial institution/PEF

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