This video shows WHO's role in humanitarian health emergencies.
WHO's role in humanitarian health emergencies
WHO works in more than 40 countries dealing with humanitarian health emergencies of all kinds, ranging from disease outbreaks to conflicts to natural disasters. Here are some highlights of our work:
Zika sexual transmission
The main way that Zika virus is transmitted is through the bite of infected mosquitoes. However, growing evidence has shown that sexual transmission of Zika virus is possible and more common than previously assumed. WHO has updated its guidance on how to prevent sexual transmission of Zika virus.
WHO emergency health team is training health workers to detect disease outbreaks in north-eastern Nigeria where millions of people are in need of humanitarian aid. More than half of the health facilities in the area are not functioning.
WHO and partners have started work developing a new strategy for the long-term prevention of yellow fever outbreaks. This strategy aims to protect the people most at risk, ensure a ready supply of vaccine and prevent international spread. Watch the video to find out more.