China announces concrete measures to boost global fight against COVID-19 as Xi addresses WHA sessionTuesday, 19 May 2020 10:51
Easter is a very special occasion for Georgia, when many families come together and share a heartwarming celebration. The community spirit at the heart of Easter includes a sense of responsibility to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19.
The UN in Georgia commends the people of Georgia for the responsible way they are complying with the protective measures recommended by the Government, guided by the advice of the World Health Organization (WHO). This approach has already reduced the number of cases of infection and saved lives. We need to continue this trend.
This year we call on every family in Georgia to share the spirit of the celebration, but put the health and the wellbeing of the community first. Please, stay home and avoid gatherings to ensure that you and your loved ones remain healthy in these unheard-of circumstances.
More than ever, we should make use of modern technology to reconnect with relatives and friends living far and close: physical distancing is not social isolation. Let’s maintain our connections by conducting faith activities in alternative ways.
Adhering to physical distancing rules protect ourselves, our beloved ones and the entire community. It protects in particular the most vulnerable: older people, people living with chronic health conditions and immune suppression.
Following the Government's recommendations will also protect healthcare workers and public health professionals who have been bravely and tirelessly, day and night, fighting the pandemic since the very first case. We need to stay home to let them stay at work healthy and caring for the sick ones.
The UN in Georgia calls on all living in Georgia to continue play your essential role in fighting COVID-19 thus contributing to the national response by staying at home!
The UN wishes all those in Georgia who celebrate a Happy Easter!
Related information: “Practical considerations and recommendations for religious leaders and faith-based communities in the context of COVID-19,” was published by the World Health Organization to guide religious leaders, faith-based organizations, and faith communities during COVID-19.Link
On the 9th of April 2019, the WHO European High-Level Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases “Meeting non-communicable disease targets to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Europe” has started in the “Yildiz” hotel of Ashgabat city.
The heads and representatives of the Ministry of Health Protection and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, European Regional Office of the World Health Organization, as well as the responsible representatives working in the sphere of healthcare from around 50 countries across the world, including the employees of international organizations, representatives of local and accredited in Turkmenistan mass media participated to the event.
During the opening ceremony, the Minister of Health Protection and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan gave a speech and read the Congratulatory Message of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed to the participants of the WHO European High-Level Conference on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases.
Then the video address of the Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was shown to the participants of the Conference where he noted valuable contribution of Turkmenistan in the implementation of WHO international initiatives and wished to the participants of the Conference fruitful work.
Then Dr. Piroska Östlin, Acting Regional Director for Europe of the World Health Organization made an address. Highly appraising the long-term cooperation of the WHO with Turkmenistan, the guest has presented to the Turkmen side a Certificate for Valuable Input of Turkmenistan in Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases.
During the first day of the session, the representatives of relevant agencies of Turkmenistan, as well as the European Regional Office of WHO gave speeches at the event. It was noted that the adoption in 2013 of Ashgabat Declaration on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases in the Context of Health 2020 has become a milestone event for European region. This Document has affirmed the main regulations and obligations in the area of controlling the NCDs and became a vector in perfecting the healthcare systems, strengthening the monitoring of NCD programmes, including the preventive measures and preparation of plans on the national level.
In addition, the participants spoke about the work done up to the current time by the WHO member-states and partners which contributed to the attainment of positive results on the control of NCDs on global level, thus making an input in the process of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030.
As the result of the first day of the Conference, a briefing was organized for the political scientists and the stakeholders. During the event, the participants received information on the activities realized by the WHO in cooperation with Turkmenistan in the sphere of prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.
Tomorrow, on the 10 of April 2019, the WHO European High-Level Conference will continue its work.
Information about the preparation of Ashgabat High-level Conference is presented at the meeting in the WHO HeadquarterThursday, 24 January 2019 11:22
Informational meeting under the chairing of Regional Director of the WHO European Regional Bureau Zsuzsanna Jakab was held during the 144th session of the WHO Executive Council in the World Health Organization Headquarter in Geneva on January 20.
Delegations of member states of international organizations as well as the ambassador of foreign states permanently accredited in Geneva took part in the meeting. The participants discussed administration and budget issues as well as the programme of activity of the World Health Organization in coming period.
Speaking at the meeting, the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan in Geneva introduced the information about the first International Conference on Prevention and Control of non-infectious diseases in Ashgabat on December 3 – 4, 2013, on which plenary session President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a speech. Ashgabat Declaration approved by the WHO European Regional Committee in 2014 has been adopted by the outcomes of this representative forum.
In this context, it was informed about the second International High-level Conference, which will be held in Ashgabat on April 9 – 10, 2019 and would be dedicated to the prevention and control of non-infectious diseases. In particular, the programme of the conference (high-level plenary sessions, thematic and interactive work group sessions) and agenda of the forum have been presented to the participants.
In the end, all member countries of the WHO were invited to participate in the forum for the development of coordinated solutions. It was mentioned that diplomatic missions of Turkmenistan in foreign countries would provide necessary support to the delegates.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
On Tuesday, 2 May 2017, at 09:30 am, in the UN House in Tbilisi (9 R. Eristavi Street, Tbilisi), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and World Health Organization (WHO) are organizing a press conference to support the adoption of the Tobacco-Control Law in Georgia.
Representatives of the United Nations will update the media about preliminary findings of the FCTC Investment Case – recent research implemented by the WHO and UNDP to promote implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Georgia. They will also inform about economic burden of tobacco smoking in Georgia, importance and practical implications of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) for the member states, and key measures of tobacco control.
- Marijan Ivanuša, WHO Representative in Georgia
- Shombi Sharp, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. in Georgia
- Andrew Black, Team Leader of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Secretariat
- Kristina Mauer Stender, Program Manager of the WHO Regional Office for Europe
The World Health Organization (WHO) has voiced its concern over reports that a case of the Zika viruscontracted in the US state of Texas was transmitted sexually. According to Euronews, as the outbreak quickly spreads across the Americas, health ministers from South America gathered in Uruguay to discuss how the region could coordinate its fight against the virus.
“Studies by the region’s health ministries confirms there is cause for concern,” Uruguay’s health minister Jorge Basso told reporters. “The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) estimates there will be 4 million additional cases of infection from the Zika virus in the Americas region by the end of 2016.”
Brazil’s health ministry said the number of suspected microcephaly cases in newborn babies that may be linked to Zika was up.
A number of drug developers are trying to produce a vaccine to combat the virus .. but experts say that would take months or years to develop.