WHO supports six African countries conduct first joint health emergency operations exercise – World

May 8 Dakar – With the increasing threat of health emergencies crossing borders, six African countries are building their capacity to respond rapidly and effectively to acute emergencies. Together with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international partners, the Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Action is hosting a regional simulation exercise, which will include Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Zambia from 8-9 May 2018.

The exercise will simulate a real-life acute emergency where a novel and deadly respiratory virus will land in Senegal with the potential to spread to other countries, triggering the activation of the Public Health Emergency Operations Centres and the implementation of response plans and procedures.

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