|The main objective of the Emergency Risk and Crisis Management Programme is to reduce the health consequences of public health emergencies, natural disasters, and conflict, and minimize their social and economic impact, by effective national and international risk reduction, preparedness, alert, response and recovery actions.|
A mass vaccination campaign to protect more than 4 million children (4 766 214) against a measles outbreak in conflict-affected states in north-eastern Nigeria is planned to start this week.
14 November 2016 – On Friday, at the landmark West African Regional Conference on One Health in Dakar, Senegal, ministers of health, agriculture and wildlife renewed their commitment to working together to prevent and respond early to public health threats across West Africa. The collaboration comes as the region approaches the three year mark since the first Ebola case in the recent outbreak.
The African Public Health Emergency Fund (APHEF) was established by the Regional Committee of the World Health Organization, African Region.The APHEF was established to mobilize, manage and disburse additional resources from Member States for providing rapid and effective response to public health emergencies of national and international concern, including epidemic and pandemic prone diseases, the health impact of natural and man-made disasters and humanitarian crises.
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