Disease Control in Humanitarian Emergencies

Reducing excess mortality from common illnesses during an influenza pandemic

WHO guidelines for emergency health interventions in community settings


World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 37
Publication date: 2008
Languages: English



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.