Emergencies preparedness, response

Publications, technical guidance on Zika virus

WHO, together with partners, has developed technical guidance and training materials that can be used by countries to further strengthen their capacities to prepare and respond to Zika virus disease, microcephaly and Guillain–Barré syndrome.


Zika Outbreak: WHO's Global Emergency Response Plan

WHO's new global prevention and control strategy will guide its international response to the spread of Zika virus infection. The strategic framework outlines how WHO and partners will work according to 3 areas of focus: surveillance, research and response.

Risk communication and community engagement for Zika virus prevention and control

International partners- UNICEF, WHO and IFRC – have joined forces to develop a community level resource for engaging affected populations about Zika Virus Disease and its possible complications.