WHO's Contingency Fund for Emergencies provides US$ 500 000 to address urgent health needs in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 22 September 2017— WHO has released US$ 500 000 from its Contingency Fund for Emergencies to ensure the quick scale-up of operations in Cox’s Bazaar. Since 25 August, 429 000 people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state. These numbers are expected to increase. WHO is concerned for the many health needs of this vulnerable population. Restoring access to clean water and sanitation is a major challenge to prevent the spread of vector and waterborne diseases.
Responding quickly to an outbreak means moving people and supplies quickly, and that means moving funds quickly too. When WHO received an alert on 9 May of a cluster of unexplained deaths in a remote part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it was able to deploy a team to the affected area just a day later, thanks in part to the WHO Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE). The CFE was able to rapidly release the money needed for transport and other vital logistics to get the investigation team to where they were needed.
- Contributions to the Contingency Fund for Emergencies as of 30 April 2017 total US$ 37.65 million, with US$4 million pledged.
- Allocations as of 30 April 2017 total US$ 21.5 million in support of WHO activities in response to 23 emergencies worldwide.
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 since it began in 2015.
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.
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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
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Newsletter No 4 - 30 October 2015
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Newsletter No 2 - 17 September 2015
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