Multi-country monkeypox outbreak in non-endemic countries

Jennifer E. Engen

Outbreak at glance                  Since 13 May 2022, cases of monkeypox have been reported to WHO from 12 Member States that are not endemic for monkeypox virus, across three WHO regions. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing, however, reported cases thus far have no established travel links to endemic areas. Based on currently […]

COVID-19 triggers critical care and ICU capacity building by WHO in Fragile, Conflict and Vulnerable countries – Afghanistan

Jennifer E. Engen

24 February 2022 – Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, most fragile, conflict-affected and vulnerable countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region had little or no intensive care unit (ICU) or critical care capacity, despite their dire need to respond to patients dying from gunshot wounds, lack of trauma care, and infectious […]