Communicable diseases kill more than 14 million people around the world every year. Those diseases include respiratory infections, HIV/AIDS, diarrhoeal diseases, tuberculosis, malaria and measles. An increase in the number and severity of natural disasters has exacerbated this problem.
Epidemics are a constant threat to the well-being of communities everywhere, especially in societies where resources are scarce. Managing epidemics, or preferably preventing them, is a priority for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Populations frequently experience epidemics when they are affected by emergencies.
A large part of the Movement’s response to health needs in emergencies and epidemics relies on the Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers in their communities.
Resources on Diseases Prevention
|1. BCG 2004||2. BCG 2007||3. Cholera 2010||4. Diptheria 2006||5. Haemophilus Influenza Type B, 2006|
|6. Hepatitis A, 2012||7. Hepatitis B, 2009||8. Human Papillovirus (HPV)||9. Influenza, 2005||10. Japanese Encephalitis|
|11. Measles 2009||12. Meningococcal||13. Mumps||14. Pertussis||15. Pneumococcal|
|16. Polio, 2010||17. Rotavirus 2009||18. Rubella||19. Tetanus||20. Typhoid|