Appeal to cover WHO Emergencies Department funding gap for end 2011- beginning 2012
30 October 2011 - WHO’s Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response (ERM) department made an appeal to donors to cover a funding gap for the end of 2011 and the first six months of 2012. ERM has made considerable savings in the recent months, by creating a leaner, more focused, emergencies department. As a result, there will be a substantial decline in staff costs for 2011-2013. However, a substantive financial gap remains.
To cover this immediate need, WHO is appealing for funding to cover the financial gap of US$ 6.08 million between now and the first six months of 2012. By meeting needed staff costs this will allow WHO to continue the following deliverables;
- Develop and promote global strategies, policies, guidance and tools together with regional offices, and influence IASC decision making, to increase the effectiveness of risk reduction efforts in health, emergency preparedness, response and recovery from emergencies.
- Regularly compile, analyse and disseminate country health information relevant to emergency risk management and humanitarian response.
- Develop and promote global strategy and tools to measure the performance of health clusters and gather lessons learned for improving performance, and compile, analyse and disseminate the information regularly.
- Develop and implement an inter-regional system for the rapid deployment of experts within 72 hours of a sudden onset of a crisis, for the rapid deployment of funding from WHO revolving funds, and for the rapid deployment of medical supplies from WHO stockpiles in globally managed regional warehouses.
- Develop and promote a global strategy and checklist for enhancing and tracking the readiness of WHO country offices for emergency response.
- Develop, maintain and promote WHO’s emergency standard operating procedures.
ERM is developing, with regional and country office colleagues, a more focused and results-oriented workplan for the health sector for the biennium 2012-2013. From the second quarter of 2012 funds will be raised for the second half of 2012 and 2013 based on key deliverables presented in the organization's emergencies workplan.
If your country would have humanitarian response funding which could be directed to cover the immediate needs, please contact Elizabeth Hoff (email@example.com) for further information.