The current outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) poses a high risk of introduction into neighboring countries including Rwanda. An Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely spread over tens of kilometers.
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A Plan to Safeguard the United States by Strengthening Implementation of the International Health Regulations based on the 2016 Joint External Evaluation
On October 18, 2018, the U.S. Government released the U.S. Health Security National Action Plan: Strengthening Implementation... Read More
10-12 October 2018 - Bagamoyo, United Republic of Tanzania
Tanzania, a champion in efforts to strengthen preparedness and response to public health emergencies, is the second nation to work with the WHO Strategic Partnership for IHR and Health Security (SPH) on a resource mapping tool that shows what financial and technical resources exi... Read More
WHO convened an expert roundtable on developing multisectoral partnership coordination for IHR (2005) and health security which was hosted by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) from 4th to 5th October 2018 in Paris, France.
The purpose of the technical consultation w... Read More
Experts and national representatives gathered in Cairo for the JEE held between 30 September and 4 October. Upon the request and comprehensive preparations of the Ministry of Health of Egypt in collaboration with the WHO Country Office, the 5-day workshop brought together a multi... Read More
25 September - 26 October 2018 - Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand
MBDS has updated regular MBDS XB exchange report from actvie MBDS cross border (XB) sites, MBDS XB Presentation with analysed data and MBDS XB compiled data in MBDS website.
The report describes the total number of cases and death from MBDS prioritized exchange report. Data in th... Read More
The first step to decreasing zoonotic disease threats is an understanding of where and why risks exist. This understanding can be built through national level joint risk assessments, bringing together information on humans, animals and the environment so that it can be assessed j... Read More
Health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region as well as partner organizations and civil society met at the 68th session of the Regional Committee in Rome, Italy, on 17–20 September 2018. At this meeting, one of the critical it... Read More
The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up its response to an outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe, which is expanding quickly in Harare, the country’s capital with a population of more than two million people.
Cholera is an acute waterborne diarrhoeal disease that is preventab... Read More
WHO assesses the capacity of countries to manage health emergencies through the International Health Regulations (2005) Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. International public health stakeholders are using the large volume of data to identify the existing gaps and actions to ad... Read More