Outbreaks and emergencies
Responses to epidemics, emergencies and disasters raise many ethical issues for the people involved, including public health specialists and policy makers. WHO has been developing guidelines and training materials on ethical issues arising in different types of epidemics, such as pandemic influenza, Ebola, and Zika. The organization supports its Member States in capacity-building in this area, and carries out trainings and workshops in countries.
This eLearning course has been adapted entirely from the WHO training manual Ethics in epidemics, emergencies and disasters: Research, surveillance and patient care.