Disease Control in Humanitarian Emergencies

Pandemic influenza preparedness and mitigation in refugee and displaced populations

WHO guidelines for humanitarian agencies

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World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 80
Publication date: 2008
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HSE/EPR/DCE/2008.3

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Overview

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.