Every month, approximately 300 reports cross the desk of Dr Sylvie Briand detailing an outbreak of a disease somewhere in the world.
Following India’s first outbreak of Zika infections in Rajasthan in September 2018, Madhya Pradesh has now reported a second one, with six districts affected.
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.
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.
In a remote southwestern pocket of the Central African Republic, doctor Patrick Karume and his small team are on the jungle frontline to quarantine a rare outbreak of monkeypox.
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.
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.
DRC Red Cross teams have faced incidents of violence and aggression from communities resisting safe burial protocols since the start of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu.
This document discusses the use and availability of biocontainment facilities in low income countries.
Since its official launch in January 2017, Africa CDC has intervened in 10 crises, from the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria; to landslides in Sierra Leone; to, most recently, the Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.