Emergency health action programme for South Asia
Preliminary budget for this 100 day strategy
WHO has already initiated emergency action along the above lines, with available internal funding and loans. The resources requested under this emergency programme are needed immediately to continue the initial response. They will be flexibly deployed, in reaction to the results of ongoing assessments, specific requests from authorities and health sector partners, and the complementary inputs of other agencies, with whom close coordination is being maintained nationally, regionally, and globally, in cooperation with Member States and the United Nations system.
|A||Public health expertise to assist local and national authorities||5,000,000|
|B||Logistic support to accelerate health delivery to affected populations||5,000,000|
|C||Essential drugs, other medical supplies and equipment to replace lost assets, meet additional needs, and emergency repair of health infrastructure||20,000,000|
|D||Building capacity and planning/kick-starting health system recovery||2,000,000|
|E||Project Management, Monitoring and Reporting||3,100,000|
|Subtotal for Emergency Programme||34,100,000|
|Programme support costs 6%||2,046,000|
We would like to thank the governments for their marked interest in supporting WHO and the recently received early contributions from DFID (cash and in kind) and the Governments of Italy (in kind), Switzerland (in kind), France (cash) and Norway (in kind).
A: Provision is made for (a) the placement of experts for three months in public health, epidemiology, communicable diseases, watsan, health systems, logistics and communications through the WHO offices and sub offices in all countries; (b) 120 days of other specialized experts on aspects such as reproductive health, essential drugs and supply management. These would be deployed to countries under national plans of action; (c) expert staff support backup from WHO SEARO (12 person months) and WHO/HQ HAC (9 person months).
B: This provides for transport, telecommunication, security and operating expenditure incurred in delivery of health inputs in disaster hit areas, including temporary support for national and local health authorities and operational partners.
Notes to budget
C: Provision (including transport) is made for (a) 300 New Emergency Health Kits and approximately 200 other specialised kits including kits for trauma management, reproductive health and laboratory; and (b) replacement of lost medical equipment and repair of essential urgent infrastructure.
D: The lessons learned from this disaster for future capacity in the health sector will be fed into recovery planning, which needs to start as soon as possible. The forthcoming Disaster Reduction conference in Kobe in January 2005 will be a forum for inter-country discussions on an early warning system for future tsunami and similar disaster risks. Provision is made for the health ministries of disaster affected countries to participate in Kobe as well as support for national level planning for rehabilitation.
E. Includes the additional costs of WHO at regional and HQ level for programme delivery and oversight, and reporting.