As Yemen’s cholera outbreak worsened, international partners agreed to ship out cholera vaccines in a bid to stop the disease amid conflict and suffering. A polio vaccine campaign was drawn up to stop more cases in Syria, and broader discussions analysed the many links between war and outbreaks.

In happier news, Central African Republic also introduced meningitis A vaccine into their routine immunisation schedule, which can now protect children predictably for years to come.

In the sphere of epidemic preparedness, there was progress for an Ebola vaccine, while NPR considered which mammalian viruses are most likely to hop over into humans, while CNBC considered another study examining where and from which animals the next pandemic could arise.