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Each issue of the Health Emergency Highlights contains information on the current humanitarian context, the health priorities and response operations in the three to four focus countries for that month. Each issue also highlights policy work in the area of health humantiarian action done by WHO and partners, events and thematic issues related to health in emergencies.

Health emergency highlights #107

Towards equitable access to vaccines: 172 countries, multiple candidates engaged in COVAX Facility


Measles and rubella elimination continues amid COVID-19


Striving to keep health worker infections at bay


‘Parents must continue vaccinating their children even during COVID-19’


‘Parents must continue vaccinating their children even during COVID-19’


It’s official: Africa is now free from wild polio


Coordinated community engagement to address fears and misconception


Yellow Fever vaccination targets to save 1.6 million lives


Ebola outbreak in western Democratic Republic of the Congo reaches 104 cases


How is the WHO responding to COVID-19 in the regions?


WHO has updated the global Funding Appeals Page

Health emergency highlights #106

20 tonnes of health supplies land in Beirut to support survivors of the 4 August blasts


COVID-19 interactive timeline


Now more than ever, health care workers face a double battle: disease and conflict


Essential polio vaccination campaigns resume


Not letting COVID-19 derail the fight against measles


Training for staff deployed to hard-to-reach communities


‘There’s a lot we can do’


Influencers, bloggers and activists work to manage misinformation


One patient recounts his experience with COVID-19


‘This chance to help is a big deal’


Online course: Ensuring accessibility, promoting health, and saving lives of migrants and refugees


Annual Report: WHO Contingency Fund for Emergencies


COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

Health emergency highlights #105

One million patients recovered from COVID-19


Using experiences from the Polio Programme in responding to COVID-19


Two million children receive anti-malaria medication


How is WHO responding to COVID-19 in Africa?


Ebola cases rise, surpass previous outbreak in the province


Hepatitis: From crisis to hope


Polio campaign resumes


Go.Data software helps in tracing COVID-19 patients and their contacts


EU strengthens Sudan’s COVID-19 response and health system


Health emergency highlights #104

Measles and rubella eliminated, ahead of 2023 target


A triple threat of COVID-19, locusts, and flooding


Non-communicable diseases: stories of a silent burden on people


WHO strengthens influenza response


COVID-19 response in Rohingya Camps


12 million people in need of aid; over 6 million displaced, living in camps


Protective equipment received to combat malaria


Polio vaccination campaigns resumed under strict COVID-19 measures


Telephone counselling service helps those dealing with COVID-19 stress

Health emergency highlights #103

The heroes that ended the Ebola outbreak


Engaging communities to prepare for COVID-19


Video | Cholera breaks 1.5 million mark; almost a quarter are children


From Iraq to northeast Syria: WHO airlifts over 80 tons of emergency supplies


On track to achieve the 2020 Global End TB Strategy milestones


Ebola declared over, but support for survivors must continue


Stories of hope as refugees help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic


Dengue cases surge in the region, highlighting need for mosquito control


COVID-19 Ambassador Programme assists disease control in South Sulawesi


Health emergency highlights #102

Bringing medicines and COVID-19 supplies to a war-torn country


The latest wave of Ebola is a different virus


New Report: HIV prevention and contraceptive services must be inclusive and integrated


Medical camps kits now used as flu clinics


New Guidance: Ensuring ethnic groups have fair protection and access to health services


Mothers urged to continue breastfeeding during health crises


VIDEO: Unsung heroes: Caring for COVID-19 patients


Significant increase in domestic violence across the region


A health worker survives COVID-19: ‘It didn’t kill me, but I came out stronger’

Health emergency highlights #101

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – follow events as they happen


Briefing on WHO mission to China and the novel coronavirus outbreak


WHO mourns passing of Dr Peter Salama


Global health bright spots


Guided self-help intervention improves refugee wellbeing in humanitarian crises


Video: What’s GOARN?


Supporting the earthquake response in eastern Turkey


Drop in global cholera cases


WHO delivers emergency health supplies to health facilities in Tripoli, Libya


Video: The tech solution speeding up outbreak investigations


Pacific measles outbreak response update


Putting the health of women and children first in the South American Chaco


South-East Asia facing increased vulnerabilities


WHO in the news: Ebola in Congo


Health emergency highlights #100

Video: Pregnant mothers and their babies are surviving Ebola


Worldwide surge in dengue


Two of three strains of wild polio are eradicated


For the first time, WHO prequalifies an Ebola vaccine, paving the way for its use in high-risk countries


Video: Bringing solar energy to Gaza


Partners join forces in Brazil to eliminate yellow fever epidemics


Extreme weather strains vulnerable health systems


Infographic: Syria’s health system at a glance


Mental health needs rise in northeast Nigeria


First local cases of Zika virus in Europe


Book: Invisible – The Rohingyas, the crisis, the people and their health


Video: What’s a SimEx?

Health emergency highlights #99

Emergency vaccination campaign launched in response to world’s largest measles outbreak


WHO urges investments to stop measles transmission in Europe


Supporting Sudan to manage a cholera outbreak


Shortfalls in health service funding for 250 000 Syrian refugees in Iraq


Support from Kuwait for Yemen’s struggling health system


Ebola, cholera and measles: Triple threats to communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


1000 Victories: Special feature on surviving Ebola


Photo Essay: How fighting Ebola is helping one hospital prevent other diseases


Indigenous, Afro-descendent and Roma populations at the center of new PAHO health plan


Health emergency highlights #98

Bahamas hurricane: health facilities damaged, hospitals flooded


Polio re-emerges in the Philippines


Tanzania: searching for polio in unusual places


Cases of Undiagnosed Febrile Illness – United Republic of Tanzania


Expert group calls for increased preparedness for global health emergencies


Photo Essay: Sierra Leone announces National Action Plan for Health Security


Republic of Korea and WHO launch five-country health security initiative in West Africa


WHO statement on Al Hol camp, Syria


Climate crisis threatens health in the Asia-Pacific region, say lawmakers


Antiretroviral drugs for HIV-positive children in Pakistan


Latest updates from the Ebola surveillance dashboard


Ethiopia joins global efforts to end cholera by 2030


Scaling up emergency health services in eastern Ukraine: the ABCDE of trauma care


Contribution from Japan enables WHO support for healthcare services for Syrian children


Second Ebola vaccine given green light

Health emergency highlights #97

PAHO warns of the complex situation of dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean


Hajj health and safety boosted by new Health Early Warning System


European Region loses ground in effort to eliminate measles


Syrian Arab Republic: tackling NDCs in emergencies through primary health care


South Sudan conducts full-scale Ebola simulation exercise


WHO trains Libyans to prevent and control deadly diseases


Oral cholera vaccine reaches nearly 400 000 people in Yemen


New Ebola drugs shown to be more effective


Burundi launches Ebola vaccination campaign for health and front-line workers


Ebola then and now: Eight lessons from West Africa being applied in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Ministerial gathering to shape Africa’s health agenda in Brazzaville


New Study: The health system response to violence against women in the WHO European Region: a baseline assessment (2019)

Health emergency highlights #96

Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern


Epidemiological Alert: Hemorrhagic fever due to Arenavirus in Bolivia


Dengue increase likely during rainy season


WHO scales up activities in Burkina Faso in response to worsening humanitarian situation


WHO addressing leishmaniasis in high-risk areas of the Syrian Arab Republic
Republic of Korea strengthens countries’ capacities to prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks


Vaccination against measles in Europe increases amid ongoing outbreaks


Elizabeth Hoff: Seven years of tireless work in war-torn Syria


Data tool improves Ebola surveillance, contact tracing and decision making in Uganda


Libya: Five medical staff dead in latest attack on health facilities in Tripoli


Thailand becomes first in region with WHO classified emergency medical team

Health emergency highlights #95

More than one million people vaccinated against cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Worldwide reduction in MERS cases and deaths since 2016


Sri Lanka eliminates measles


Video: mental health services in the occupied Palestinian territory


Public Health Emergency Operations Centres strengthened through training


Executive Committee: PAHO’s response to maintaining an effective technical cooperation agenda in Venezuela and neighboring Member States


Nigeria intensifies cross border immunization for nomadic populations


Burundi: Communities are crucial in fighting Ebola


Special web feature: Advancing preparedness in the Western Pacific


South Sudan: training healthcare workers on management of Severe Acute Malnutrition


WHO delivers health care to displaced people in northwest Syrian Arab Republic


20 million children miss out on lifesaving measles, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines in 2018


WHO Regional Director Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari on attacks on health care in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Health emergency highlights #94

WHO’s work in emergencies: prepare, prevent, detect and respond – Annual Report 2018


Post-cyclone, 200 000 people lack access to health services in Mozambique


HIV outbreak in Pakistan affects hundreds of children


WASH in Health Care Facilities, Global Baseline Report 2019


Statement on the meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Cross border disease outbreak simulation exercise reinforces preparedness in East Africa


Weekly epidemiological record – special issue on country emergency preparedness


Video: Turkish and Syrian health workers stand together to deliver health services for refugees


Strengthening the healthcare system in northeast Nigeria


WHO delivers 10 ambulances to Iraq to support medical services in hard to reach areas


Cameroonian scientist champions African-led research


Donations from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates provide access to healthcare for millions in Yemen


New WHO prevalence estimates of mental disorders in conflict settings

Health emergency highlights #93

Video: Responding to massive flooding in the Islamic Republic of Iran


WHO adapts Ebola vaccination strategy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo due to insecurity


WHO supports one million malnourished children in northeast Nigeria


More than 188 000 people require health assistance after Cyclone Kenneth pummels Mozambique


Nature: How WHO’s new science division can promote universal health coverage


Emergency risk communication package pioneered by WHO/Europe rolls out globally


WHO condemns multiple attacks on health facilities in Syrian Arab Republic


Disease Outbreak News: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Q&A with Dr Raquel Mahoque Maguele, Team leader, Health Operations, Mozambique


The Pacific’s first international Emergency Medical Team is ready to go


Kyrgyzstan recognizes need to focus on health emergency preparedness

Health emergency highlights #92

WHO Ebola responder killed in attack on the Butembo hospital


As internally displaced persons reach nearly one million in Ethiopia, WHO reinforces medical supplies


Training WHO specialists to captain a health emergency response


New report calls for urgent action to avert antimicrobial resistance crisis


Mozambique: Disease detection in a box – a high-tech solution for emergency settings


Doctors killed in Libyan conflict


WHO condemns killing of polio worker in Pakistan


Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Malawi


Colombian Minister of Health presents country health priorities to WHO and PAHO


Japan supports WHO response in Yemen


Support for people with HIV affected by recent flooding in Islamic Republic of Iran

Health emergency highlights #91

Cyclone Idai – follow events as they happen


Yemen: Sharp increase of acute watery diarrhoea and cholera as deaths rise


Every hour, 30 people are diagnosed with tuberculosis in the European Region


WHO airlifts medical supplies for flood response in Islamic Republic of Iran


Rwanda to vaccinate frontline health workers against Ebola


16th International Course on Dengue, Zika and other Emergent Arboviruses 12-23 August 2019


Statement on the meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 12th April 2019


Rohingya crisis: New epidemiology software to control disease outbreaks


Aynaa’s story: treating severe acute malnutrition in Syria


Fast rollout of cholera vaccines in Mozambique


New Laboratory Leadership Competency Framework focuses on One Health

Health emergency highlights #90

WHO launches new global influenza strategy


WHO Director-General reiterates commitment to Ebola response despite another attack


WHO support for prosthetic rehabilitation centre in Iraq brings hope for patients with disabilities


Africa’s first-ever mass typhoid fever vaccination campaign ends in Zimbabwe


Unexploded mines pose daily risk for people in northern Syria


Uncovering a fish epidemic that stunned Iraq


Driving change for Somali mothers and children


Photo essay: 8 ways WHO supports health in Syria


FAO, OIE, and WHO issue new guide for a One Health approach to zoonotic diseases


First review of Papua New Guinea health system highlights need for stronger health system


WHO unveils sweeping reforms in drive towards “triple billion” targets

Health emergency highlights #89

Ebola response risks funding shortfall


Humanitarian convoy to Syria provides supplies and medicine to 40 000 people


New WHO Regional Director highlights climate change and emergencies


Nationwide measles and rubella immunization campaign reaches 11.6 million children in Yemen


Video: How Ebola treatment has changed


Providing health care to displaced populations and host communities in South Sudan


Global conference calls for action to prevent suffering and disability from mycetoma


Better emergency health care for 40 000 people in eastern Ukraine


Despite conflict and instability, almost half a million Yemenis treated for onchocerciasis


Jamaica responding to dengue outbreak


Democratic Republic of the Congo: No rest for a mobile unit pursuing the end of sleeping sickness


Japan gives US$ 22 million to strengthen global health security


International push to improve food safety

Health emergency highlights #88

Video: The Ebola Survivors Programme


Eight emerging diseases and emergencies WHO responded to in the Western Pacific Region in 2018


Libya: 388 000 people face health risks, US$ 43.5 million needed


WHO supports five countries to fight Lassa fever


Photo essay: Social science training enhances community engagement in health emergencies in the European Region


Questions and answers on the measles outbreak in the Philippines


Ethiopia launches measles vaccine 2nd dose for over 3.3 million children annually


Critical health situation in Al-Hol camp, Syrian Arab Republic


Iraq and Jordan: working together to curb an outbreak


NTDs: WHO launches toolkit to optimize water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions


South Sudan: Integrating WASH and early childhood development in therapeutic nutrition programs

Health emergency highlights #87

Ten threats to global health in 2019


Photo essay: Lives of drought-hit Afghans in Herat province


Video: Healthy baby born to mother who survived Ebola


Caring for others helps Syrian nurse cope with the crisis


Nigerian states declare end of cholera outbreaks


Concern over health impact of Gaza fuel crisis


10 things to know about the health of refugees and migrants in Europe


Photo essay: Humans vs. mosquitoes: Communities are taking the upper hand in Cabo Verde


WHO airlifts medical supplies to northeast Syria


Responding to post-conflict health needs in southern Philippines


Director-General visits Ebola-affected areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over New Year’s


Health emergency highlights #86

Pandemic simulation tests global emergency response


Video: Reaching the Hagahai in Papua New Guinea


South Sudan to vaccinate frontline health workers against Ebola


Libya launches nationwide campaign to vaccinate 2.7 million children against measles, rubella and polio


Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework report charts global and national progress


Polio outbreak in Syria successfully stopped


Focus on sexual and reproductive health among Rohingya refugees


Initiating hepatitis C treatment in Afghanistan


Preventing hospital-acquired infections in eastern Ukraine saves lives


Niger vaccinates 152,000 people against cholera in high-risk areas


WHO “in it for the long haul” as flood-affected families in Attapeu, Lao PDR rebuild their lives

Health emergency highlights #85

Photo essay: Waiting for treatment in Gaza


Democratic Republic of the Congo begins first-ever multi-drug Ebola trial


New HIV diagnoses at alarming levels in the European Region despite progress in EU/EEA


Lifesaving medicine and medical supplies reach Shirqat, Iraq, to respond to needs of floods victims


WHO condemns attacks on health care in the Eastern Mediterranean Region


Video: Malnutrition in Yemen


Measles cases spike globally due to gaps in vaccination coverage


WHO and partners launch country-led response to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track


Malaria control campaign launched in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to save lives and aid Ebola response


Ghana launches campaign to vaccinate 5.3 million people against yellow fever

Health emergency highlights #84

VIDEO: WHO provides thousands of health workers in Yemen with financial incentive


New measures and strong partnership having positive impact on Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Photo essay: One Drop at a Time: Scaling up Afghanistan’s blood banks


Uganda vaccinates frontline health workers against Ebola


Singapore wipes out measles; Australia, Brunei Darussalam and Macao SAR (China) eliminate rubella


Statement on Yemen by Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean


Afghanistan: Over 5 million children to be vaccinated against polio


WHO supports the Ministry of Health to train provincial and district health promotion officers in emergency risk communication


Climate change increases risk of outbreaks in Africa


Avian influenza could spread along wild birds’ migration routes this winter

Health emergency highlights #83

A year of progress toward ending cholera worldwide


Enabling quick action to save lives


Protecting people from the impact of health emergencies


Statement on the October 2018 meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee on the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


South Sudan successfully conducts its first ever diagnostic test for Ebola


Health on wheels: mobile clinic brings vital care to displaced Yazidis in Iraq


Ebola preparedness and response in Rwanda


Pool of MERS experts for deployment


Strengthening partnership and country commitment to eliminate yellow fever epidemics


Polio infrastructure remains crucial for mounting initial response to disease outbreaks in Nigeria


Protocol to investigate non-seasonal influenza and other emerging acute respiratory diseases


Uganda’s Prime Minister lauds WHO for the support during disease outbreaks


Is it just a “touch of the flu”, or do you face a greater risk?

Health emergency highlights #82

Influenza: are we ready?


WHO responds to floods across Nigeria


Health workers in Yemen reach more than 306,000 people with cholera vaccines


Restoring mobility and hope in Mosul


Providing lifesaving health and nutrition services in South Sudan


WHO delivers largest cross-border shipment of health supplies to northwest Syria


WHO helps restore primary health care services in Aleppo


Zimbabwe to vaccinate 1.4 million people against cholera


Risk Communication and Community Engagement Preparedness and Readiness Framework


Water filters – helping guard pregnant women from disease


Internally displaced persons from Hudaydah endure harsh circumstances in Sana’a


East African countries intensify collaboration and preparedness


Getting ready for health emergencies in Africa

Health emergency highlights #81

Republic of the Congo to vaccinate more than one million people against yellow fever


WHO calls for protection of humanitarian workers and civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Major Earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia


Uganda steps up Ebola preparedness and response in 22 high-risk districts


Nigeria requests WHO’s expertise over cholera outbreak


WHO statement on the humanitarian response in Yemen


Tuberculosis control in Aleppo


Update: Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) in the Philippines


Improving health services for more than one million vulnerable people


WHO supports access to assistive technologies in Mosul


The power of preparedness


WHO deploys nearly 4000 volunteers to tackle malaria in Nigeria


Distribution of essential medicines to primary health care centres in Libya


Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines


WHO School on Refugee and Migrant Health to build on existing capacities for providing care


Working to protect health care through introduction of the Attacks on Health Care Initiative

Health emergency highlights #80

New Ebola therapeutic treatments


Using local materials to build health facilities


WHO airlifts 21 tons of medical supplies to north-east Syria


Dialysis patients in Yemen struggle to obtain regular sessions amid war


How an encounter with Ebola inspired change


WHO is scaling up response to a fast-moving cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe’s capital


WHO working closely with Republic of Korea on response to MERS case


WHO strengthens trauma care services in Gaza


WHO airlifts over 500 tons of essential medicines and medical supplies to Yemen


Strengthen emergency medical teams for better response to disasters


Global Preparedness Monitoring Board convenes for the first time


Uganda targets over 1.6 million people for cholera vaccination


WHO scales up response as Borno declares another outbreak of cholera


Scaling up risk communication capacity in the European Region


Expanded polio vaccination in Papua New Guinea

Health emergency highlights #79

Rohingya crisis: one year on


WHO Director-General surveys Ebola outbreak


World Humanitarian Day, 19 August


No major public health events during hajj 2018 thanks to effective and timely preparedness


Ebola – Hope is at the end of the tunnel in Mangina


Measles cases hit record high in the European Region


Papua New Guinea to vaccinate 700,000 in second round of polio campaign


African Health Ministers commit to ending cholera outbreaks by 2030


West Nile virus infections spike in southern and central Europe


Vulnerable communities in Iraq access health care services


Federated States of Micronesia forges a way forward to health security in the Pacific


Statement of the Eighteenth IHR Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus

Health emergency highlights #78

WHO calls for free and secure access in responding to Ebola outbreak


Outbreaks: Behind the headlines


WHO reiterates calls for the protection of health workers, patients and health facilities


WHO delivers trauma kits to Gaza


Improving influenza virus detection in Latin America and the Caribbean


Partners support Ministry of Health to set up early warning system in Attapeu Province


WHO supports life-saving health care for people in southern Syria


Ethiopia launches an integrated vaccination campaign for displaced people


Papua New Guinea vaccinates almost 300,000 on first round of polio campaign


Gaza: stories of loss and survival


Protecting over 150,000 people at risk of Yellow fever


WHO supports South Sudan to develop a National Action Plan for Health Security


Multisectoral Partnership Coordination for IHR (2005) and Health Security


WHO helps to provide treatment to tuberculosis patients in Libya

Health emergency highlights #77

Cluster of presumptive Ebola cases in North Kivu


WHO secured over 562,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine for pre-emptive campaigns in South Sudan


WHO airlifts 168 tonnes of life-saving medicines and medical supplies to Yemen


WHO responds to growing health needs in Gaza


WHO and Ministry of Health build capacity of frontline health care workers in Iraq


WHO launches the caring for the newborn at home initiative in Syria


As wildfires threaten Europe, WHO underscores health risks


South Sudan strengthens disease preparedness and response


WHO thanks Kuwait for generous support to the people of Yemen


Polio immunization drive starts in Papua New Guinea


Joint External Evaluation of IHR capacities in Libya


WHO restores health care services in newly accessible areas in Sudan


WHO working alongside the UN and Government to support flood response

Health emergency highlights #76

Funding gaps threaten closure of health facilities serving almost one million Iraqis


WHO responds to health needs in Al-Hudaydah amid escalating conflict


Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo


WHO concerned about access to health services for displaced people in southern Syria


WHO delivers over 17 tons of medicines and medical equipment to Douma


Borno targets more than one million children with anti-malaria therapy


Improving drinking water quality in Rohingya camps


Adamawa conducts first vaccination campaign in response to cholera outbreak


Improved diagnostic capacity fast-tracks Lassa fever control


Reaching Batwa communities to combat Ebola


Timely intervention saves beautiful Asawka’s life


WHO prepositions medical kits to support disaster risk management


WHO upgrades trauma care services in Kapisa Provincial Hospital

Health emergency highlights #75

Bringing Ebola vaccine to remote communities


For trainees, the worst case is the best practice


On the hunt for Ebola


WHO continues life-saving support to Yemen’s blood transfusion centres


Ebola responders establish Emergency Operations Centre


Emergency cholera vaccination in Adamawa state


Ambulances strengthen referral pathway in Mosul, Anbar and Kirkuk


Scaling up activities to assist people affected by drought


World Refugee Day 2018


Using technology to tame an outbreak


Is the European Region ready to respond to next influenza pandemic?


Additional workforce added to Cox’s Bazar hospital to strengthen Rohingya refugee response


WHO launches a SimEx e-learning course


A little black box for detecting and tracking outbreaks

Health emergency highlights #74

At one-month mark in Ebola outbreak, the focus shifts to remote areas


Ebola response – building trust and engaging with affected communities


WHO statement on the humanitarian situation in Yemen


Returning home after surviving Ebola


Active search for cases to avert further spread of cholera


The Central African Republic prepares for Ebola response


Preparedness and emergency response in the Gulf of Aden


Working with national health authorities to contain disease outbreaks


Primary health care reaches returnees in remote areas of Ninewa


Intensive care in Iraq


Controlling cholera amidst the devastation of war in Yemen


Minimizing the health impacts of monsoons in Cox’s Bazar


Making pandemic preparedness financially sustainable


Primary health care centre in rural Damascus reopens


WHO renews commitment to health care in Venezuela


Health emergency highlights #73

Ebola vaccine provides protection and hope for high-risk communities


Ebola: Knowledge resources for responders


WHO’s health emergency response to the Ebola outbreak


Getting medicine to flood victims in Somalia, no matter what


Massive cholera vaccination campaign


Trauma stabilization points: key to optimized trauma care in Gaza


Enhancing real-time surveillance in hard to reach areas of South Sudan


Ensuring drinking water safety in Cox’s Bazar


Immunizing hundreds of thousands of children in northern Syria


Borno state boosts immunity of over 200 000 children against measles


Prioritizing health care delivery to communities in areas of return

Health emergency highlights #72

New Ebola outbreak declared


Largest cholera vaccine drive in history


Managing epidemics: Key facts about major deadly diseases


Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak contained


Looming monsoons and little funding threaten health gains in Cox’s Bazar


Fighting the world’s largest cholera outbreak


A surgeon’s dedication saves lives in Mosul, Iraq


Reaching out with mental health services for displaced Syrians


More than half a million Somalis affected by floods and heavy rainfall

Health emergency highlights #70

Nearly one billion in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026


Healing the mental scars of violence in north eastern Nigeria


50 days on, WHO continues to serve earthquake-affected communities


Iraq: “We help critically ill children to live”


Increasing health care for the Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar


Surveillance teams risk all to track disease outbreaks in northern Syria


Northern Syria: access to primary health care gives hope to malnourished child


Repairing the wounds of war in Afghanistan


Boosting assistance for vital health care in Syria


Haiti launches campaign to vaccinate over 2 million children against diphtheria


Explosive hazards pose fatal risks to Syrians


From trauma to recovery: addressing emergency care in Afghanistan

Health emergency highlights #69

WHO keeping hospitals and feeding centres alive in Yemen


Filling Gaps in Yemen’s health system


Enabling quick action to save lives – the Contingency Fund for Emergencies


On the trail of Lassa fever in southern Nigeria


Health facilities devastated by Papua New Guinea earthquake


WHO providing urgent health services in response to displacements from Afrin


Providing assistance to vulnerable populations in Iraq


WHO responds to critical health needs of thousands of Syrians fleeing East Ghouta


WHO supports 16 African countries to protect against Listeriosis outbreak


WHO calls for urgent action to improve health conditions in Gaza


Training raises risk communication to new heights in Ethiopia

Health emergency highlights #68

On the frontlines of the fight against Lassa fever in Nigeria


Seven years of Syria’s health tragedy


Revamp of plague detection in Madagascar


Somalia measles campaign aims to protect children and save lives


Polio personnel support Lassa fever response in Nigeria


Emergency health team deployed to earthquake-affected provinces of Papua New Guinea


Out of conflict, a new life for Syrian health workers in Turkey


Diphtheria vaccination campaign for 2.7 million children concludes in Yemen


Pledging Conference for the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE)


Saving lives by sharing knowledge online


Nationwide polio vaccination campaign aims to vaccinate more than 2.4 million children


Zanzibar develops the National Action Plan for Health Security


Sudanese physicians and nurses graduate from “Mass casualty management” course

Health emergency highlights #67

Nigeria battles its largest Lassa fever outbreak on record


WHO delivers life-saving medicines and supplies to Gaza


A diversified strategy to vaccinate against yellow fever in São Paulo


Urgent need to scale up health services in Cox’s Bazar


Working together to protect health after Cyclone Gita


Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines


Portraits from Ukraine’s conflict line, where humanitarian assistance is most needed


European Region countries convene to boost emergency preparedness and response


What you need to know about avian influenza


Online course on revised cholera kits


High-level delegation visits Ethiopia


KS Relief gives US$ 2 million for health response to Rohingya crisis


SocialNet joins GOARN mission to help protect South Africans from Listeriosis

Health emergency highlights #66

Top epidemic-prone diseases without sufficient counter measures


Displaced people in Ibb devastated by hunger and disease


Standby partners’ crucial role in emergency response


10 threats to global health in 2018


Seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe


WHO moves to contain Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak


South Sudan declares the end of its longest and largest cholera outbreak


WHO responds promptly to a suspected Rift Valley fever outbreak


WHO delivers life-saving health supplies to Deir-ez-Zor


Kiribati Butiraoi ferry disaster


Online course for clinical management of respiratory diphtheria


Health systems strengthening and health emergencies response

Health emergency highlights #65

Historic yellow fever vaccination campaigns in Brazil and Nigeria


WHO airlifts 200 tonnes of health supplies to Yemen


Cox’s Bazar: 350 000 children get additional dose of diphtheria vaccine


Stopping the measles outbreak in Ukraine


Promoting the One Health approach in South Sudan


Medicine on the move


Diphtheria making an alarming comeback in Yemen


WHO supports rehabilitating health facilities in Darfur


MERS situation update


WHO works to keep the world safe


What to know about seasonal influenza

Health emergency highlights #64

Key results in 2017


Nearly half a million children vaccinated against diphtheria in Cox’s Bazar


Dr Tedros: Invest in health to end plague in Madagascar


One million people immunized against cholera in Zambia


WHO, WFP and UNICEF statement on 1000 days of war in Yemen


New strain of meningitis expanding in Africa: urgent action needed


WHO helps Nigeria control cholera in Borno state


WHO delivers 70 tons of life-saving medicines and supplies to Sana’a


Communicating risk in public health emergencies


Update on yellow fever in Nigeria

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The distribution of the Monthly Highlights was interrupted in September 2011. As of November 2012 they have been replaced by Health in emergencies highlights.

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The distribution of the weekly Highlights was interrupted in February 2010. As of September 2010 they have been replaced by a more comprehensive monthly version.