Humanitarian Health Action

Myanmar press releases archive

2008

World Health Organization bulletin - Groundbreaking approach to disaster relief

The humanitarian response to Cyclone Nargis, which struck Myanmar on 2 and 3 May, heralds a fundamentally new approach to relief coordination. As a result, a unique survey showed what really happened to the survivors. Sarah Cumberland reports.

Photo story: WHO starts early recovery efforts

9 July 2008--Humanitarian relief efforts are now shifting from the emergency response to early recovery. The emphasis is on restoring health facilities and providing essential services, including measles and polio immunizations, and nutritional campaigns. This photo story describes the activities undertaken by WHO and its partners.

WHO sets up disease surveillance system in Myanmar

New Delhi 4 June 2008--A system to detect and report potential disease outbreaks early in Myanmar’s cyclone-affected areas has been put into action by the World Health Organization and health cluster partners. The Early Warning Reporting System (EWARS) has been established to support the Ministry of Health to provide quick and accurate information on diseases.

News release: US$ 28 million needed for Myanmar health-care plan

WHO Health Action in Crises thanks donors for their immediate support and calls for continued assistance for Myanmar