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Ahmed Al Mandhari said: “Partnership for health is at the heart of WHO’s vision of Health for All by All in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Bahrain has been a key partner in the global and regional health arenas, and I am delighted that our partnership is now set to go even further,” External link

who-emro Monday, July 26, 2021 4:12:00 PM CEST

Aida Girma said: “UNICEF thanks the Government of the United States for its generous contribution to the COVAX dose-sharing mechanism. This is an important step in the continued fight against COVID-19. UNICEF commends the Government of Pakistan for its leadership in ensuring a smooth roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign and urges the population to get vaccinated and continue taking COVID-19 precautionary measures,” External link

who-emro Monday, July 26, 2021 3:40:00 PM CEST

Christoph Hamelmann says: “The project will contribute to enhancing high-quality cancer care delivery to children by providing vital hard-to-find medications at a time of urgent need,” External link

who-emro Wednesday, June 23, 2021 2:24:00 PM CEST

Dr Ali says: “Childhood cancer is important in a number of aspects; there is not much we can do in the area of preventing childhood cancer, but early diagnosis and treatment are very important since these are what the patient’s survival rates depend on,” External link

who-emro Wednesday, June 23, 2021 2:24:00 PM CEST

Luo Dapeng said: “The most important element of the mass casualty management training is application. The real work begins as we follow up with hospitals on the implementation and upkeep of the updated plans, all the way to rehabilitation of trauma patients,” External link

who-emro Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:52:00 PM CEST

Luo Dapeng said: “WHO appreciates the generous support of the Russian Federation for this significant shipment, which is critical to maintaining essential health services in Afghanistan. We are committed to delivering life-saving health care to all people in need. This is especially important where escalating conflict is leading to an increase in the number of people requiring trauma care, while COVID-19 is overwhelming the health response,” External link

who-emro Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:14:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: "Drawing the line against malaria is the theme of this year's World Malaria Day, which means reaching the zero malaria target. It is an ambitious and challenging but urgent goal," External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: “The rapid distribution and rollout of COVID-19 vaccines across the Region shows the commitment and efforts by countries, WHO and COVAX partners to use this unique tool available to protect populations,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: “Despite the impress progress, however, we still see unfair distribution. Some countries have enough vaccines to protect their populations many times over, while others face significant shortages. COVID-19 cannot be defeated one country at a time. I urge all manufacturers and countries to join forces to ensure sufficient doses of vaccines. Our work needs to be guided by the need to protect people, save lives and end the pandemic. Political games and selfishness will not help, because no one is safe, until everyone is safe,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Hasan al Ghabbash said (about Ahmed Al Mandhari): “The ambulances, which will be put into service immediately, will enhance the emergency health system that has been devastated by attacks against health facilities. While further assistance is required to strengthen emergency services, I would like to convey my appreciation to the WHO country office in Syria and to Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO’s Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, who discussed provision of this support during his last visit to Syria in October 2020,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: "Communities across the continent have a crucial role to play in controlling the pandemic, especially as countries begin easing lockdowns and opening up their borders," External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: "Hand hygiene is the most basic measure to prevent and control infection. It enhances the quality and safety of health care. However, despite global, regional and country efforts, hand hygiene is still poorly practised in many health care facilities," External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Dr Hussain said: “Through His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan's initiative to eradicate polio, we will continue to support Pakistan and Afghanistan to battle polio. In cooperation with the ministries of health, we commit to cooperating with all Member States,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Hamid Jafari said: “We are still reeling from the March-July pandemic-necessitated campaign suspension and its impact on the polio programme. Nearly 80 million vaccination opportunities were lost. But we are moving forward. Through this new Regional Subcommittee, we aim to make up lost ground and leverage the strong credibility that the polio programme has built through its vigorous support to COVID-19 response and back again to polio,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: "It is crucial that we recognize the professionalism and dedication of health workers and invest greater resources to protect them from the occupational risks they face in the workplace. Months into this pandemic we still see countries facing challenges in procuring adequate personal protective equipment for health workers and increasing testing capacity, which is impeding early detection, isolation of cases and tracing of contacts. This is placing health workers at unnecessary risk of infection, especially as we know that a large number of people infected with COVID-19 are asymptomatic," External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: “Africa still has an opportunity to reduce and slow down disease transmission. All countries must rapidly accelerate and scale up a comprehensive response to the pandemic, including an appropriate combination of proven public health and physical distancing measures. Within that process, Member States should target effective control of the outbreak, but plan for the worst,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Yvan Hutin says: “After several days of intensive meetings and field visits both inside and outside Cairo, we see that Egypt is making substantial efforts to control COVID-19 outbreak. Significant work is being done, especially in the areas of early detection, laboratory testing, isolation, contact tracing and referral of patients,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Yvan Hutin adds: “Health officials and health workers are clearly working very hard and are committed to controlling this outbreak and saving lives. The fight against coronavirus in Egypt is ongoing, and we need everybody in the country to be engaged in this response. The right and timely public health measures implemented with the right scale can make a difference,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Yvan Hutin explained: “In addition to its positive impact on the health of every child who receives the vaccine, high vaccination coverage also protects the wider community,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Rana Hajjeh said: “With safe and potent vaccines available, no child should die or fall sick from diseases that can be prevented by those vaccines,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: “Immunization is one of the essential health services that should be maintained and prioritized during the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: “Especially in the context of COVID-19, mass gathering events could trigger a rise in the number of cases, and introduce opportunities for public health risks to emerge,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: “COVID-19 vaccines are a safe and effective to end this pandemic. Under the regional vision of health for all by all, we want as many people as possible to have access to life-saving COVID-19 vaccines,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: “We need to start with those most exposed, like health care workers. We need to continue with those most at risk of severe disease, like the elderly. Ultimately, no one will be safe until everyone is safe,” “This is our goal during this critical time” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: “The current situation makes the theme of the World Health Day and the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife even more relevant and meaningful as we acknowledge and pay tribute to all health workers. We need to ensure that all nurses and midwives operate in an environment where they are safe from harm, including those providing services in countries in emergency. And we need to ensure that they have access to a functioning health care service,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari stated: “If we do not strengthen the nursing and midwifery workforce, health care systems will be unable to provide efficient and quality care. Investing in nurses and midwives improves health, promotes gender equality and supports economic growth. On this World Health Day, as we acknowledge the critical contribution of nurses and midwives in improving health systems I call on Member States to accelerate efforts and invest in nurses and midwives to address the alarming shortage in this vital health workforce, which is compromising the efficiency and quality of health services in our Region,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: "Vaccines are one of the most effective public health interventions that have saved millions of lives over the years.This year, the importance of vaccination is clearer than ever. Safe and effective vaccines can be a game changer in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic," External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: "In the Eastern Mediterranean Region, weak health systems, conflict, social barriers, and vaccine hesitancy remain serious challenges to vaccination. We are determined to overcome them and promote science for the benefit of everyone," External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Dr Ali added: “We hope that health workers in laboratories across the country who support the testing of COVID-19 are not forgotten. Our families need support, just like the health system in Yemen needs us to support it,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari says: “As the pandemic continues to overwhelm the health systems in our Region, the WHO Regional Office moved fast to strengthen the capacity of the national labs across countries of the Region,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: “Allocation of the vaccines and its distribution across Syria is planned based on the latest population estimates by the UN OCHA Population Task Force. Our target is to vaccinate 20% of the population by the end of 2021, in addition to the health workers who will be vaccinated in the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, and the elderly, people with co-morbidities, schoolteachers and other essential workers in the second phase,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: "WHO welcomes the signing of this agreement that reflects the intent of both organizations to pursue collaborative aims based on our common goals, respective mandates, competencies and comparative advantages. This is in line with our regional vision of health for all by all, and our eagerness to build partnerships to advance universal health coverage based on the principles of primary health care," External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: “Thousands of people who depend on this hospital for basic and lifesaving health care are now deprived of this basic human right. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

Ahmed Al Mandhari said: “The lives of people in northwest Syria have been devastated for a decade, and they are caught up in a crisis which needs a political solution. They must be allowed to have unimpeded and safe access to health care, especially at a time when they need it most. Health facilities must be allowed to function without risk, and civilians, health care workers, and patients must be protected,” External link

who-emro Monday, June 14, 2021 1:48:00 PM CEST

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