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السبت, يوليو 27, 2019

The World Customs Organization web-article about EVD outbreak

The World Customs Organization (WCO) has published a web-article on WCO website, the article states that the WCO will keep a close watch on the EVD outbreak and the associated travel- and trade-related developments in this regard. The WCO Secretary General, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, recently wrote to WHO Director General, Dr.

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السبت, يوليو 20, 2019

WHO recommendations for international traffic related to the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

On 17 July, the Director-General of the World Health Organization declared the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a Public Health Emergency of International Concern under the International Health Regulations (IHR). In view of this declaration, WHO has published recommendations regarding international traffic on 19 Jul, including general recommendations, exit screening at international airports of affected country,entry screening/cross-border screening.

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الخميس, يوليو 11, 2019

IHR Assessment Mission for Points of Entry in Nigeria

From 24-28 June, Nigeria welcomed a WHO-led team to assess and support national International Health Regulations (IHR) capacities at Points of Entry (PoE) across the nation
Read more here: https://extranet.who.int/sph/news/ihr-assessment-mission-points-entry-nigeria

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الاثنين, يونيو 17, 2019

Statement on the meeting of the IHR (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the IHR (2005) regarding Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) took place on Friday, 14 June 2019, from 12:00 to 17:00 Geneva time. It was the view of the Committee that the outbreak does not meet all the three criteria for a PHEIC under the IHR. While the outbreak is an extraordinary event, with risk of international spread, the ongoing response would not be enhanced by formal Temporary Recommendations under the IHR.

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الجمعة, مايو 31, 2019

Newly published WHO guidance for contingency planning

A WHO guidance for contingency planning is published on  http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/260554.

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الاثنين, مايو 20, 2019

72nd session of the World Health Assembly, 20-28 May 2019

The 72nd session of the World Health Assembly will take place on 20 - 28 May 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. Read more here: https://www.who.int/about/governance/world-health-assembly/seventy-second-world-health-assembly 

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الأربعاء, فبراير 6, 2019

Training course “Evidence-based best practices on entry/exit screening for infectious diseases in humans”

On 30-31st of January 2019, the training course “Evidence-based best practices on entry/exit screening for infectious diseases in humans” took place at, in Luxembourg, organized by European commission DG SANTE, Chafea and the consortium of University of Thessaly, Robert Koch Institute and the National Institute for Public Health and the environment.

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الأربعاء, فبراير 6, 2019

WHO Disease Outbreak News (DONs) 2019

WHO Disease Outbreak News (DONs) Latest DONs available at: https://www.who.int/csr/don/archive/year/2019/en/  

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الخميس, يناير 24, 2019

The Executive Board (EB), 144th session, 24 January - 1 February 2019

The Executive Board (EB), 144th session takes place this week from 24 Jan-1 Feb. The Executive Board is composed of 34 technically qualified members elected for three-year terms. The annual Board meeting is held in January when the members agree upon the agenda for the World Health Assembly and the resolutions to be considered by the Health Assembly. The main functions of the Board are to implement the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly, and advise and generally to facilitate its work.

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الجمعة, يناير 18, 2019

Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) 18 January 2019: Preventing the international spread of Ebola virus by comprehensive, risk-informed measures at points of entry and compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005)

Weekly Epidemiological Record published on 18 January 2019 is available at: https://www.who.int/wer/2019/wer9403/en/ 
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- Application of social science in the response to Ebola, Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - Lessons learnt from Ebola virus disease surveillance in Équateur Province, May–July 2018
 - Preventing the international spread of Ebola virus by comprehensive, risk-informed measures at points of entry and compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005) 

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