POLIOPublic Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)


Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

Polio this week as of 15 December 2021
:: The WHO Executive Board is scheduled to take place on 24-29 January 2022.  The Secretariat has prepared two reports, which will inform Member State discussions, namely on polio eradication, and on polio transition planning and post-certification.
:: On polio eradication, the report provides an update on work towards Goals 1 and 2 of the Polio Eradication Strategy 2022–2026.  On transition and post-certification, the report provides an update on the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan on Polio Transition (2018-2023) within the context of COVID-19.


Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives):
–  Côte d’Ivoire:  One cVDPV2 case
–  Guinea:  One cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
–  Nigeria: 12 cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
–  Senegal:  Two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples



Poliomyelitis – Poliomyelitis eradication
Report by the Director-General
13 December 2021 :: 6 pages



Disease Outbreak News (DONs)

16 December 2021 | Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo


16 December 2021 | Cholera – Cameroon

14 December 2021 | Dengue fever – Pakistan


13 December 2021 | Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates



WHO/OCHA Emergencies

Health emergencies list – WHO
“The health emergencies list details the disease outbreaks, disasters and humanitarian crises where WHO plays an essential role in supporting countries to respond to and recover from emergencies with public health consequences.”
Afghanistan crisis [Last apparent update: 18 Oct 2021]

Crisis in Northern Ethiopia [Last apparent update: 1 June 2021]

Ebola outbreak, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2021 [Last apparent update: 17 Aug 2021]

Ebola outbreak outbreak, N’Zerekore, Guinea, 2021 [Last apparent update: 17 Aug 2021]

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic [See COVID above]


Ebola outbreak, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2020
[Last apparent update: 17 Aug 2021]

Ebola outbreak, North Kivu, Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2018 – 2020
[Last apparent update: 17 Aug 2021]

Ebola outbreak, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2018 [Last apparent update: 24 July 2018]

Yemen crisis [Last apparent update: 12 February 2021]

Syria crisis [Last apparent update: 18 June 2021]

Somalia crisis [Last apparent update: 24 March 2018]

Nigeria crisis [Last apparent update: 1 Oct 2021]

Ebola outbreak, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2017 [Last apparent update: 17 Aug 2021]

Zika virus disease outbreak, 2015-2016 [Last apparent update: 24 Jan 2020]

Ebola outbreak: West Africa, 2014-2016 [Last apparent update: 17 Aug 2021]

Iraq crisis [Last apparent update: 9 Jan 2008]

South Sudan crisis [Last apparent update: 23 Sep 2020]

Avian influenza A (H7N9) virus outbreak [Last apparent update: 13 September 2021]

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) outbreak [Last apparent update: 8 July 2019]

Influenza A (H1N1) virus, 2009-2010 pandemic [Last apparent update: 10 Aug 2010]



UN OCHA – Current Emergencies
Current Corporate Emergencies
No new reports identified.


Northern Ethiopia
Ethiopia – Northern Ethiopia Humanitarian Update Situation Report, 16 Dec 2021
More than 1.8 million people displaced in Tigray, more than 542,000 people displaced in Amhara, and more than 255,000 people displaced in Afar by end of September.
Measle vaccines shipped to Tigray to vaccinate 774,000 children but fuel required to launch the campaign is yet to be secured.
More than 20,000 displaced and host community children are supported to attend alternative educational programs in Tigray.
More than 1.5 million people reached with food assistance in Amhara under the current food distribution launched on 21 October.
Medicines and surgical protective personal equipment sufficient to serve more than 50,000 people dispatched to Afar Region.