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.


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

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week

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