Humanitarian Health Action

India press releases


Respiratory infections pose greatest health danger in wake of Indian earthquake

14 February 2001 -- The combination of cold, desert-climate nights and lack of shelter is making respiratory infections one of the most acute dangers India’s earthquake survivors are facing, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned today.

Comprehensive measures needed to restore health system in quake hit Gujarat says WHO

6 February 2001, Ahmedabad India -- “As the health infrastructure in the earthquake affected areas has been almost totally destroyed, a major concern is the reconstruction of the health system”, says WHO south East Asia Regional Advisor for the Emergency and Humanitarian Action(EHA), programme.