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Revisiting the PHEIC Decision in the DRC

Revisiting the PHEIC Decision in the DRC

The WHO Emergency Committee convened in October 2018 to determined that the Ebola outbreak in the DRC did not constitute a PHEIC. Since then, the outbreak has tripled in size (now the 2nd largest ever) and expanded in geographic area, and some are calling for the WHO to revisit the PHEIC issue before the situation worsens any further.

Polio in 2018 Still a Health Emergency

Polio in 2018 Still a Health Emergency

Last week, the WHO IHR Emergency Committee decided that the spread of polio should remain a “PHEIC.” We provide an update on the progress made by the global effort to eradicate polio in 2018.