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 #108

120 million COVID-19 rapid antigen tests for low- and middle-income countries

“WHO has zero tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse”

Refugee scholarship for those displaced due to the conflicts

Sharing COVID-19 experiences

WHO deploys help to refugees and migrants in Lesvos’s fire-burned camp

‘Our fate is in your hands’: Educating children on preventing Zika

WHO supports home-based strategy to relieve health facilities

WHO in Africa strengthens cross-border surveillance

EU and WHO deliver emergency life-saving supplies to flood-affected areas

Nationwide measles campaign to start in October

Expanding the COVID-19 surveillance system

Life-saving antitoxin delivered to treat children with diphtheria

HIV prevention in high burden settings through voluntary medical male circumcision

COVID-19 has infected at least 570,000 health workers and killed 2,500 in the Americas

Live digital space behind the scenes for a more effective and transparent country response

Four-week training in November now open for applications

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

Health Action in Crises Monthly Highlights

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 As of November 2012 they have been replaced by Health in emergencies highlights.

Health Action in Crises weekly highlights

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.