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  • Olmstead Plan Stakeholder Advisory - Children, Youth and Families Committee Meeting #3

    Event Description

    On behalf of Chandrika Brown, Chair of the Olmstead Plan Stakeholder Advisory (OPSA) Committee for Children, Youth and Families, we are pleased to announce a special presentation on supporting families, family-professional partnerships, and community inclusion for individuals with disabilities across the lifespan.  This online event will occur on Friday, February 26 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (online link to follow).  Please mark your calendars to join the members of OPSA’s Committee on Children, Youth and Families in a discussion with one of the country’s most gifted and passionate family advocates.  

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  • Olmstead Plan Stakeholder Advisory - Housing Committee Meeting #8

    Event Description

    Platform: ZoomGov
    Meeting ID#: 160 570 1173
    Meeting Password: Housing
    Phone passcode: 3532816
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    • 1-669-254-5252, US (San Jose)
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  • DEI Council Black History Lunch & Learn Series #3

    Event Description

    NC DMH/DD/SAS DEI Council Black History Lunch & Learn Series 

    Be sure to join us Wednesday, February 17th from 12 pm – 1:15 pm for our Black History Month Panel: A Historic Pandemic: Fireside Chat on Leadership Lessons and Reflections with Leaders. Few could have predicted how deeply COVID-19 would upend life and work. Leaders across the globe have had to lead at a time of uncertainty and complexity. We have also learned that a crisis is an opportune time to live one’s core values. Join us for a fireside chat with Black leaders to discuss personal leadership lessons, joy, resilience, advice, and reflections. Click here to join the discussion.  American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters will be present on screen during the webinar.

    Event name: A Historic Pandemic: Fireside Chat on Leadership Lessons and Reflections with Leaders. 


This channel provides the five most recent WHO news articles.
  • WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally
    WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually.

    The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which both organizations launched in 1991. The practical guidance encourages new mothers to breastfeed and informs health workers how best to support breastfeeding.
  • WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria
    WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta.

    According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central nervous systems of those exposed.
  • Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026
    Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners.

    The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy, which was launched by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, Nigeria’s Minister of Health and partners at a regional meeting in Abuja, Nigeria on Tuesday (10 April).

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