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Search within Epidemic preparedness and response

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Case Studies

Strengthening Health Information Surveillance: Implementing Community-Based Surveillance in Sudan

This case study explores the 2018–22 implementation of a national community-based surveillance (CBS) programme in Sudan. The programme was designed to meet critical needs of the existing health surveillance system. It aimed to empower communities to detect and contain public…

Key Considerations: Community-Based Surveillance in Public Health fr

Recent large-scale epidemics and pandemics have demonstrated the importance of engaging communities as partners in preventing, detecting and responding to public health emergencies. Community-based surveillance (CBS), which relies on communities to report public health information, can be an important part…
Photo story

Photo story: Views of Mpox in Nigeria

This photo story explores how mpox is felt and understood by different people in Nigeria – including those with symptoms, the wider community and healthcare workers. It gives a snapshot of some of the themes from our research, though it’s…
Caption: WHO Monkeypox prevention poster Credit: Author's own

Mpox as a public health emergency of international concern: preparedness, priorities, politics

15th May 2023
In this blog, authors from a recent project invesitgating Mpox (formerly monkeypox) in Nigeria discuss the findings, and their implications…

Guidance Note on Community Engagement for Cholera Outbreak Response in the East and Southern Africa Region frpt

The purpose of this guidance note is to support Ministries of Health, UNICEF, and other response partners to design and implement effective, community-centred, and data-driven community engagement for cholera outbreak response.

Cholera Questions Bank

These resources are intended to support operational social science research to be used in cholera preparedness and response activities.

How can South-South collaboration improve responses to crises? Perspectives from South Sudan, Uganda and the DRC

29th March 2023
In this blog, Central and East Africa Regional Hub partners, Grace Akello, Leben Moro and Godefroid Muzalia share their perspectives…

Key Considerations: Socio-Behavioural Insight For Community-Centred Cholera Preparedness And Response In Mozambique, 2023 pt

This brief explores socio-behavioural determinants including local knowledge, perceptions, practices, and structural factors influencing cholera transmission dynamics. The brief has been developed to support response actors develop prevention and control strategies to rapidly contain the outbreak and prepare for a…
Policy Document

Strategic Response Plan For The Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak In The Provinces Of North Kivu And Ituri Democratic Republic Of The Congo July – December 2019 fr

This document sets out the Ministry of Health’s strategic response to the Ebola Virus outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in 2019. Taking into account the impact of insecurity in these regions, the plan details how the government planned…
Policy Document

National Action Plan for Health Security, Republic of South Sudan

This National Action Plan for Health Security from the Republic of South Sudan details the country’s health security strategy for 2020-2024 including annual reporting, after action reviews, joint external evaluations, simulation exercises and other assessments, within a One Health framework.
Republic of South Sudan
Policy Document

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Readiness Update for South Sudan

This Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Readiness Update from late 2022 was jointly presented by the Ministry of Health of South Sudan, and the WHO and details EVD alerts, and emergency preparedness activities in the country in response to…
Republic of South Sudan and WHO
Policy Document

Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report South Sudan

This Situation Report from the WHO on South Sudan offers an overview of the humanitarian situation in January 2023, including the state of measles transmission and vaccination response, Covid-19 vaccination, cholera and the distribution of health emergency kits.
WHO South Sudan Country Office