The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) was launched in February 2014 to advance a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats, to bring together nations from all over the world to make new, concrete commitments, and to elevate global health security as a national leaders-level priority.
Neglected Tropical Diseases
The SBCC Emergency Helix describes a communication blueprint for strengthening community stability, health system adaptability and the evolution toward resilience.
OpenWHO is WHO’s interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies. OpenWHO enables the Organization and its key partners to transfer life-saving knowledge to large numbers of frontline responders.
To promote health behavior change across the six focal health areas of Malawi's Moyo ndi Mpamba campaign and increase brand recognition, SSDI-Communication produced a series of posters, leaflets, billboards, and radio spots that it disseminated on a massive scale.
A page which describes the ways in which a community can protect against mosquito-borne illnesses. The page includes
- Removing mosquito breeding sites around the house and community
- Using insecticides
An online course which covers several aspects of emergency risk communication.
A poster aimed at homeowners and community members, listing what they can do to control the mosquitoes that cause deadly diseases.
The advice listed includes:
A poster warning people planning to travel to the American Tropics of the dangers of mosquito bites - for prevetnion of dengue, Zika virus, and Chikungunya.
Prevention information includes:
- Use insect repellent
- Use air conditioning or window/door screens
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants
[UPDATED JUNE 2016] As of February 2, 2016, the World Health Organization has declared Zika Virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus, transmitted via Aedes mosquitos, that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. It was subsequently identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania.*