Disease Control in Humanitarian Emergencies

Current recommendations for treatment of tetanus during humanitarian emergencies

WHO technical note


World Health Organization

Publication details

Publication date: January 2010
Languages: English, Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/HSE/GAR/DCE/2010.2



The purpose of this technical note is to provide health professionals in United Nations agencies, nongovernmental organizations, donor agencies and local authorities working with populations affected by emergencies with up-to-date technical guidance on the clinical management of tetanus in emergency-affected populations, particularly following natural disasters.