Will the WHO declare a new global health emergency due to an emerging infectious disease by Feb 29, 2024?
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As of the end of January 2024, there has been no new global health emergency declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) due to an emerging infectious disease. The latest significant declaration from the WHO was the end of the COVID-19 global health emergency, which was announced in May 2023. This decision marked the conclusion of the pandemic as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), but it did not suggest that COVID-19 was no longer a global threat​​​​.

Furthermore, the WHO's focus in early 2024 has been on launching an appeal for funding to address existing health crises around the world. In January 2024, the WHO initiated an appeal for US$ 1.5 billion to support the health of vulnerable populations in 41 emergencies globally. This appeal was made in the context of ongoing complex emergencies, influenced by factors such as conflict, climate change, and economic instability​​.

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Here’s a nice preview of 2024 — no dire predictions in 1 or 2 but see climate effects in 3!

https://www.statnews.com/2023/12/22/global-health-2024-polio-pandemics-climate-change-infectious-disease/

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