8th ICAN Congress 2020 Preliminary Scientific Programme

NEW RELEASE! Our Congress theme this year is “IPC and Patient Safety”. Our programme will explore the essential role  of IPC in in ensuring Patient Safety during Healthcare. Our emphasis will be on the efforts being made to prevent disease transmission in healthcare. ...

The complex logistics of Ebola response

How do you deliver nearly three tons of supplies every day to halt Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) conflict-affected north-eastern region? For the World Health Organization (WHO), a 40-strong operations support and logistics team works almost...

Winning community trust in Ebola control

Since the outbreak was declared in August 2018, response teams have faced difficulties in their efforts to bring the epidemic under control. In 2019, WHO recorded around 390 attacks on health care facilities. The attacks killed 11 and injured 83 health workers. In...

Three African countries halt polio outbreaks

Kenya, Mozambique and Niger have curbed polio outbreaks that erupted in different episodes over the past 24 months, allowing them to regain their polio-free status, World Health Organization (WHO) announced today. Transmission of vaccine-derived poliovirus was...