Real-time IOM Crisis Communications System Deployed to Help Save Lives During Ebola Response in DRC

The World Health Organization (WHO) is now using the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) innovative Security Communications and Analysis Network (SCAAN) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to support the security of its staff fighting the Ebola epidemic.

Pool of MERS experts for deployment established by WHO’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

Sixty high-level public health and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) practitioners, researchers, and experts will meet to establish a pool of experts that can be deployed rapidly during any future outbreaks, as well as share and discuss the latest evidence, best practices, and lessons learned on MERS.

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

In North Eastern Nigeria, despite the high level of insurgency, which has affected many public health facilities, the polio infrastructure is being utilized to monitor and curb cholera in five states namely, Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe and Yobe with encouraging results.

Public Health Resilience Checklist for High-Consequence Infectious Diseases—Informed by the Domestic Ebola Response in the United States

Participants focused on important areas to improve public health resilience to high-consequence infectious disease events, including governance and leadership, communication and public trust, quarantine and the law, monitoring programs, environmental decontamination, and waste management.