Zika virus [to 14 January 2017]
Zika situation report – 05 January 2017
Full report: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/252762/1/zikasitrep5Jan17-eng.pdf?ua=1
:: This is the last weekly situation report. Going forward, the reports will be published every two weeks. The next report will be issued on 19 January.
WHO’s response to Zika virus and its associated complications – Report to donors: December 2016
WHO, 2016 :: 11 pages
On 1 February 2016 WHO Director-General Margaret Chan declared that the spread of Zika virus and its associated complications constituted a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). On 14 February, WHO launched a global Strategic Response Framework and Joint Operations Plan, subsequently updated on 15 July, in which WHO and partners set out their strategy for preventing, detecting, and responding to Zika virus and its complications. Support from donors has ensured that this strategy has been realised.
Between February and November 2016 WHO/PAHO received US$ 23.9 million in direct contributions from 13 donors (Annex 1). This document highlights some of WHO’s key activities during this period, and points to priority areas for funding through to December 2017, including investment in research and development to foster a better understanding of Zika virus epidemiology, and how we can prevent and treat the adverse health outcomes associated with Zika virus infection.
The figure below shows how funds were received over time to pay for the response outlined in the Zika Strategic Response Plan. Funds from the WHO Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) were disbursed within 24 hours of the declaration of the PHEIC, and were crucial in the early stages of the response, enabling a full Incident Management Structure (IMS) to be implemented in WHO headquarters in Geneva and all WHO regional offices. Without this bridge funding the response would have been delayed until the first contributions from Japan and Australia were received, 6 weeks after the declaration of the PHEIC. Eleven months after the declaration of the PHEIC, and thanks to the generosity of donors, funding has been secured..