WHO EMRO Weekly Epidemiological Monitor, Volume 7 Issue 10 Sunday 09 March 2014
Current major event
Progress made in establishing EWARN for Syrian crisis
WHO’s efforts continue to establish an early warning system for diseases outbreaks in the countries affected by the Syrian crisis. While the work continues, significant progress is evident as a number of public health events were timely detected and rapidly responded to resulting in preventing any major outbreak in the region since the crisis unfolded. Over the years, more and more health facilities have started to report using a standardized data collection instrument for EWARN.