Jackson Tipapa, a cattle farmer, sat among his family members, neighbours and community and narrated the heart-wrenching situation on his farm and in his neighbourhood, to a team of health and livestock experts at home in Loitokitok, Kenya.
The 48-year old husband and father of... Read More
Surveillance, response and risk communication are some critical points for collaboration between public health and animal health services in management of zoonotic diseases—but interesting early results taken from bridging workshops show participants are scoring their performance... Read More
Plague is endemic in Madagascar. On average 400 cases of bubonic plague are reported yearly, and the disease is most prevalent in the rural areas, especially the central highlands. Plague season runs from September to April.
A deadly plague epidemic affected both the country’s en... Read More
The High-level Conference on Public Health Emergencies in Urban Areas: Challenges and Opportunities, that took place in Lyon, France, on 3–4 December 2018, brought together nearly 200 participants from 29 countries, representing international and national organizations, cities, n... Read More
The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Org... Read More
WHO Assistant Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and IHR, Dr Jaouad Mahjour, launched a new framework for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management in Geneva on Thursday 16 May 2019 in the working session on Health in All Disaster Risk Management Strategies at the Gl... Read More
WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) today issued new recommendations to address vaccination challenges in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The recommendations include endorsing operational adjustments that make the vaccination... Read More
The Ministry of Health in Azerbaijan with support of WHO is developing a public health risk profile, starting with a workshop aimed at identifying public health risks from all priority hazards and generating evidence for planning and implementation of emergency preparedness and r... Read More
Cyclone Kenneth, the second category 3 cyclone to hit Mozambique within five weeks, brought widespread destruction and displacement and exacerbated health risks in the north-eastern province of Cabo Delgado after making landfall on 25 April. The cyclone struck populations already... Read More
The economic consequences of large-scale disease outbreaks can be enormous: the international financial institutions estimate that pandemics could cause $570 billion per year in average economic losses over the coming decades. Health security threats have an especially destructiv... Read More