Zika, dengue fever and chikungunya), have raised the global risk of yellow fever. Two large yellow fever outbreaks- in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo are now under control but these are just warnings of bigger outbreaks to come if action is not taken. A coalition of partners working to stop yellow fever outbreaks met in Geneva on September 12 to develop a new strategy – Eliminating Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE).
This strategy aims to protect the populations most at risk, ensure a ready supply of yellow fever vaccine, build resilience in urban centres and prevent international spread. Watch the video to learn more.