Myanmar Tropical Cyclone Nargis: health situation and needs
As coordinator of the Global Health Cluster and co-chair of the Myanmar Health Cluster response, the World Health Organization sees it as vital that all partners and players in the health sector be equipped with the necessary information to provide effective and coordinated humanitarian responses in emergencies.
Myanmar was a telling example of that. More than 40 United Nations agencies and local and international nongovernmental organizations have been participating in the Health Cluster response to assist the 2.4 million people affected by the 2-3 May cyclone.
Useful documents for planning assistance to Myanmar's health system, knowing who the main humanitarian players are, and understanding existing needs.
- Myanmar Revised Appeal: Cyclone Nargis Response Plan
Joint Action Plan for health activities
WHO Myanmar Donor Update
- Post-Nargis Joint Assessment
- Post-Nargis Joint Assessment (PONJA) fact sheet
- SEARO Myanmar Cyclone Nargis information
- WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia situation updates
Mobilizing health resources through partnerships
- Communicable disease control in emergencies
- IASC Guidelines on Mental health and Psychosocial support in emergency settings
Snakebite management in emergencies
Health interventions in Ayeyarwady
Health interventions in Ayeyarwady and Yangon Divisions
WHO demonstrated during the Myanmar emergency its ability to quickly mobilize resources and personnel, with the support of health partners and the Ministry of Health, to respond to immediate health needs. We are determined to help the people of Myanmar and its authorities continue in their long recovery from this terrible disaster and keen to ensure the coordinated participation of all health stakeholders.