Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response

Epidemic and pandemic-prone diseases threaten public health security. These include diseases such as cholera, meningitis, avian influenza, and viral haemorrhagic fevers for which the region reports considerably high incidence and mortality rates. They can be responsible for high levels of disease and death and have a devastating impact on the economies of the Region.

Network of Public Health Emergency Operation Centers established to protect lives12 November 2015, Brazzaville - The need for each African country to have functional Public Health Emergency Operation Centers (PHEOCs ) that should serve as a hub to coordinate the preparedness for and response to public health emergencies to save lives, was one of the key issues discussed at a three-day meeting held in Brazzaville from 9 to 11 November 2015.Organised by WHO, the meeting brought together public health emergency experts from 26 countries.

riskcom-nairobi-1From 16-18 September 2015, government representatives from countries in east and southern Africa gathered in Nairobi to agree on priorities and steps for systems to rapidly share and respond to life-saving information in a pandemic or other public health emergency.

Standard Operating Procedures For AFRO Strategic Health Operations CentreAFRO SHOCicon Standard Operating Procedures For AFRO Strategic Health Operations Centre (AFRO SHOC) [809 kB]

Regional Logistics Strategic Plan 2015-2018

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Cholera fact sheet

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF)

CCHF fact sheet

Ebola virus disease

Ebola virus disease website [Français]


Marburg haemorrhagic fever fact sheet


Polio fact sheet

Yellow fever

Yellow fever

Zika virus

Zika virus fact sheet