Explained: What makes WHO declare a disease outbreak a public health emergency

News:The World Health Organization(WHO) has declared coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern(PHEIC). Facts: About Public Health Emergency of International Concern(PHEIC): It is defined as an extraordinary event that constitutes a public health risk to other States through the international spread of the disease and potentially requires a coordinated international response. The responsibility of… Continue reading Explained: What makes WHO declare a disease outbreak a public health emergency

WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided not to declare Africa’s latest Ebola outbreak, a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Democratic Republic of Congo is dealing with the second largest Ebola outbreak ever with 2,025 cases of the disease being already reported. The outbreak has spread internationally, from the DRC into Uganda. The… Continue reading WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency