UNHCR and WHO join hands to improve access to health for refugees in Sudan

15 July 2022 – The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and World Health Organization (WHO) signed a letter of understanding on 6 July 2022 to enhance health services for refugees and host communities in Sudan. Building on a 2020 global memorandum of understanding, the agreement enacts the 2 agencies’ first comprehensive partnership in the country beyond the […]

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Regional Director’s statement on Eid Al-Adha 2022

Cairo, 7 July 2022 – In a few days, tens of millions of people around the world will observe Eid Al-Adha, the Muslim festival marking the culmination of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorating the sacrifice of Abraham; I wish us all healthy, happy,  and safe celebrations. In the Eastern Mediterranean Region, this religious […]

USA ambassador to the UN visits Northwest Syria’s last remaining border crossing

7 July 2022 His Excellency Jeffrey Flake, the United States of America Ambassador to Türkiye, recently escorted Her Excellency Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the USA Ambassador to the United Nations, to the last remaining humanitarian border crossing into Northwest Syria at Bab-al-Hawa. They were received by Mark Cutts, UN Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator, as well as by […]

WHO Launches Case Study on Bahrain’s Response to the COVID-19 pandemic

5 July 2022, Manama, Bahrain –The World Health Organisation launched a case study documenting the Kingdom of Bahrain’s strategic response to the COVID-19 pandemic, showcasing how the country managed to overcome critical challenges through preparedness and early response. The case study, which was launched during a joint press conference by H.E. Dr Jaleela bint Al-Sayed […]

WHO and IOM discuss diaspora engagement in health and health workforce shortages

Cairo, 28 June 2022 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) today held a regional dialogue on diaspora engagement in health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. They highlighted the shortage in the health workforce, especially of the most skilled and qualified health professionals, that is being driven by migration in […]