Contingency Fund for Emergencies: Impact and achievments
24 February 2017 -- The Contingency Fund for Emergencies has saved lives and helped avert disease outbreaks through targeted interventions. The following overview provides a summary of where, when and why funds have been used and how WHO has delivered results on the ground in response to 15 emergencies worldwide with the US$ 19.96 million disbursed by the Fund.
- Contributions and pledges to the Contingency Fund for Emergencies as of 23 February 2017 total US$ 32.65 million.
- Allocations to date total US$ 19.77 million in support of WHO activities in response to: the humanitarian crisis northern Cameroon, the outbreak of necrotising cellulitis in São Tomé and Príncipe, the cholera outbreak in Yemen, Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, the outbreak of Rift Valley fever in Niger, the humanitarian crisis in north-eastern Nigeria, the cholera outbreak in DRC, the public health impact of the El Niño extreme climate event in Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea; the conflict in Libya; the yellow fever outbreak in Angola, Democratic Republic of The Congo, and Uganda; Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji; and the response to microcephaly clusters and neurological symptoms possibly associated with Zika Virus.
7 June 2016 -- The Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) released US$ 483 000 at the end of May to support WHO’s response to the health consequences of food and water shortages in Papua New Guinea caused by the El-Niño climate event.
7 June 2016 -- The sixty-ninth World Health Assembly at the end of May saw a flurry of new activity for the WHO Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE), with a number of countries announcing either first-time pledges or building on previous contributions. Germany, which has already contributed US$ 1.1 million, announced two further contributions totalling US$ 2.66 million, whilst Sweden announced its first contribution of US$ 1.12 million.
16 May 2016 -- The WHO Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) released US$ 399 000 on 7 May to provide further support for the response to yellow fever outbreak currently affecting Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The new funds will facilitate vaccination campaigns and strengthen surveillance in DRC. The new disbursement is in addition to an earlier allocation of US$ 1.76 million to support the response to yellow fever in Angola.
About the Contingency Fund for Emergencies
The World Health Assembly, established a Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE), on 26 May 2015. The CFE is a replenishable fund established to provide the resources necessary to rapidly scale up WHO’s initial, acute response to outbreaks and emergencies with health consequences.
The CFE will fund the first 3 months of WHO’s acute emergency response. The CFE is fully funded by voluntary contributions, flexible within the fund’s scope.
Draft global implementation plan for the recommendations of the Review Committee on the Role of the International Health Regulations (2005) in the Ebola Outbreak and Response
Reform of WHO’s work in health emergency management
Recommendations to WHO on its work in health emergencies and WHO’s response
Who health emergency programme: Results framework and budget requirements 2016-2017
Mapping of New Health Emergency Programme to Programme Budget 2016-17 Results
Roadmap for Action: Follow up to the WHA decision on Ebola virus disease outbreak and the Special Session of the EB on Ebola
- Report of the Ebola Interim Assessment Panel and WHO Secretariat response
The role of WHO within the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency response
WHO Emergency Reform newsletter
Newsletter No 6 – 22 December 2015
Newsletter No 5 - 27 November 2015
Newsletter No 4 - 30 October 2015
Newsletter No 3 - 6 October 2015
Newsletter No 2 - 17 September 2015
Newsletter No 1 - 28 August 2015