Emergencies preparedness, response

Resetting the yellow fever strategy

Changes in the way humans live and work, and the resurgence of mosquito vectors, particularly the Aedes aegypti mosquito (which spreads Zika, dengue fever and chikungunya), have raised the global risk of yellow fever. Two large yellow fever outbreaks in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo are now under control but these are just warnings of bigger outbreaks to come if action is not taken.

A coalition of partners working to stop yellow fever outbreaks met in Geneva on 12 September 2016 to develop a new strategy - Eliminating Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE). This strategy aims to protect the populations most at risk, ensure a ready supply of yellow fever vaccine, build resilience in urban centres and prevent international spread.

Key ideas at a glance

Have a closer look at the visualisation of different topics and ideas discussed at the meeting. To see the images in full size, please click on the icon on the top right corner.

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