WHO EMRO | Joint UN mission transfers critical patients from Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, under intense fighting | News

24 November 2023, Geneva/Cairo – On 22 November, in cooperation with the Palestine Red Crescent Society, WHO participated in another joint-UN mission to transfer 151 patients, relatives and health workers accompanying them from Al-Shifa hospital in northern Gaza. The mission was undertaken following specific requests from health authorities and hospital officials in Gaza. This was … اقرأ المزيد

WHO EMRO | WHO and King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) sign a Letter of Intent to scale up health response assistance in Gaza Strip | News

23 November 2023, Cairo, Egypt – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) today signed a letter of intent to solidify their commitment to collaborative humanitarian efforts in the Gaza Strip. The letter of intent, for US$ 10 million, was signed by Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional … اقرأ المزيد

WHO EMRO | Safe and disaster-resilient health facilities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region | News

22 November 2023, Cairo, Egypt – The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean ran a 2-day capacity-building training for 6 countries to strengthen the safety and preparedness of health facilities to better respond to and manage emergencies and disasters. Participants from Afghanistan, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Iran, Oman, Pakistan, Syria and Yemen took part. … اقرأ المزيد

WHO EMRO | WHO Regional Director’s remarks at the regional press briefing on health emergencies | News

21 November 2023 – Thank you for joining us today for our regional update on the health emergencies in the occupied Palestinian territory and Sudan.  Before I begin my remarks, I’d like to take a moment to remember Dima Alhaj, our young WHO colleague who was tragically killed yesterday when her parents’ home was bombed. … اقرأ المزيد

WHO EMRO | WHO staff member killed in Gaza | News

Cairo/Geneva/Jerusalem, 21 November 2023 – With heavy hearts, WHO announces the death of one of our staff in Gaza, in the occupied Palestinian territory. Dima Abdullatif Mohammed Alhaj, 29 years old, had been with WHO since December 2019. She worked as a patient administrator at the Limb Reconstruction Centre, a critical part of the WHO Trauma … اقرأ المزيد

WHO EMRO | Regional Director statement on the health crisis in Sudan | News

21 November 2023 – With the world’s attention having turned to the horrifying situation in Gaza, we must remember that the Sudanese people continue to face suffering on a scale that is also catastrophic. The figures coming out of Sudan are staggering: nearly 25 million people need humanitarian aid and 11 million people need urgent … اقرأ المزيد

WHO EMRO | WHO appalled by latest attack on Indonesian Hospital in Gaza | News

20 November 2023 — WHO is appalled by the attack today on the Indonesian Hospital in North Gaza, which reportedly resulted in the killing of at least 12 persons including patients and their companions residing at the hospital. According to reports, tens of people were also injured in the attack, including some with critical and … اقرأ المزيد

WHO EMRO | WHO-led joint UN and Red Crescent mission evacuates 31 infants from Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza | News

19 November 2023, Geneva/Cairo  – A second WHO-led joint UN mission, working in collaboration with the Palestine Red Crescent Society, earlier today evacuated 31 babies from Al-Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza, to a hospital in southern Gaza. The severely ill babies were transported in 6 ambulances supplied and staffed by the Palestine Red Crescent. Other mission … اقرأ المزيد

WHO EMRO | WHO leads very high-risk joint humanitarian mission to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza | News

On 18 November 2023, a joint UN humanitarian assessment team, led by WHO, accessed Al-Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza. The team included public health experts, logistics officers, and security staff from OCHA, UNDSS, UNMAS/UNOPS, UNRWA and WHO. Credit: WHO 18 November 2023 – Earlier today, a joint UN humanitarian assessment team, led by WHO accessed … اقرأ المزيد

WHO EMRO | World AMR Awareness Week 2023: Prevent infections and improve antimicrobial use to make sure they remain effective | News

18 November 2023, Cairo, Egypt – As World AMR Awareness Week 2023 begins today, the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean emphasizes the urgent need to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Antibiotic resistance threatens health care in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Drug-resistant infections are more and more common and are spreading faster. … اقرأ المزيد