South Asia earthquake-affected areas
Operational plan and communicable diseases surveillance/early warning and response guidelines
DCE sets standards and develops guidelines which present recommendations intended to assist public health professionals to make informed decisions regarding communicable disease prevention and control in the context of humanitarian emergencies. They include a reference field manual on communicable disease control in emergencies. DCE also collaborates with other WHO departments on disease-specific and cross-cutting guidelines in emergencies, including for malaria, TB, and child health.