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 engages with communities in preparation for Ukraine’s third polio vaccination round

WHO is working closely with vulnerable populations, such as Roma, to ensure that children of these communities receive polio vaccines.

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

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