Communicable diseases

Socioeconomic, environmental and behavioural factors, as well as international travel and migration, foster and increase the spread of communicable diseases. Vaccine-preventable, foodborne, zoonotic, health care-related and communicable diseases pose significant threats to human health and may sometimes threaten international health security. In cooperation with governments, WHO/Europe develops norms and standards, guidance and public health tools to help countries implement effective disease prevention and control programmes and address their risk factors.

WHO/Europe progress challenge communicable disease public health

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WHO calls for urgent action to accelerate HIV response in eastern Europe and central Asia

Ministers of health and senior policy-makers from 10 countries in eastern Europe and central Asia (EECA) gathered for a ministerial policy dialogue on HIV and related comorbidities to revamp political commitment to fight HIV and scale up the HIV response.

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New guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week

13–19 November 2017