Disease Control in Humanitarian Emergencies


WHO Communicable Diseases Working Group on Emergencies

DCE coordinates the WHO Communicable Diseases Working Group on Emergencies (CD-WGE), which includes WHO experts across many departments on relevant diseases. The CD-WGE provides expert advice for the development of guidelines and training material, and helps set standards and prioritize interventions for communicable diseases in acute and protracted humanitarian emergencies.

Interagency partnerships

DCE also develops and maintains interagency partnerships with a range of humanitarian agencies in order to enhance technical coordination of communicable disease interventions in emergencies. Partners include NGOs, UN agencies, international organizations, universities, technical Institutions and various donors.

Interagency fora

Outbreak surveillance and response in humanitarian emergencies:WHO guidelines for EWARN implementation

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