Monthly operational update on COVID-19 – June 2022 – World Health Organization


In this edition of the COVID-19 Monthly Operational Update, highlights of country-level actions and WHO support to countries include: 

  • WHO Country Office and Ministry of Health Türkiye lead the development of a national genomic surveillance strategy: 24–26 June 2022 in Izmir, Türkiye 
  • The United Republic of Tanzania hosts the first simulation exercise in East Africa since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, to improve readiness to health emergencies at points of entry 
  • Empowering indigenous women as ‘agents of change’: WHO supports Ecuador to engage community stakeholders as part of its COVID-19 response strategy 
  • 15 tonnes of lifesaving COVID-19 supplies arrive in Samoa 
  • The Syrian Arab Republic’s coastal areas takes COVID-19 vaccination campaign to a new level 
  • Myanmar: learning from COVID-19 to prepare for influenza 
  • WHO/Europe carried out an Intra-Action Review in Azerbaijan, identifying challenges and best practices from the response to COVID-19 
  • PAHO/WHO supports the Plurinational State of Bolivia to introduce and expand oxygen therapy for COVID-19 patients 
  • Strengthening Yemen’s response to COVID-19 and the delivery of essential health services 
  • Preparing for future outbreaks with free online courses on 28 diseases through OpenWHO 
  • “The Story of Coronavirus”: an animated video to understand COVID-19 transmission 
  • WHO Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO) released its first preliminary report 
  • WHO holds a global consultation entitled “Crafting the Mosaic”: Resilient surveillance systems for respiratory viruses of pandemic potential 
  • Global Lead Coordinator for COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership visits Malawi 
  • Updated WHO guidance and publications