23 June 2016 - As demands to meet emergency health needs increase, WHO’s new Health Emergencies Programme aims to help countries prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from emergencies quickly, in a more predictable, dependable and accountable way, whether these are caused by disease outbreaks, disasters or conflict.
26 May 2016 -- WHO Member States have agreed to one of the most profound transformations in the Organization’s history, establishing the new Health Emergencies Programme during the 69th Session of the World Health Assembly taking place this week. With 130 million people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide and health emergencies at an all-time high, WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan said, “This is an important step towards WHO becoming a truly operational agency - as requested by our Member States - to complement our technical and normative role.”
3 February 2016 -- One single Programme, with one workforce, one budget, one set of rules and processes and above all one clear line of authority….” WHO’s Director-General, Deputy Director-General and Regional Directors outline how WHO is making urgent changes to transform its work in outbreaks and emergencies.
Editorial by WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan on the need for the Organization to become a fully operational emergency organization so it can do more to support communities and countries impacted by outbreaks and emergencies with health and humanitarian consequences.
WHO emergency reform milestones
One WHO Emergencies Programme
- Reform of WHO’s work in Health Emergency Management: WHO Health Emergencies Programme Report by the Director-General
The 6 key areas of emergency reform
The WHO emergency reform process is focused on 6 key areas. Find below relevant information on each area.
1. Unified WHO emergency programme
2. Global health emergency workforce
3. IHR core capacities and resilient national health systems
5. Accelerated research and development
6. International financing/Contingency Fund
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