Humanitarian Health Action

Calls for resource mobilization

WHO appeals for countries in crisis in 2009

WHO appeals for USD 139 million to respond to the health aspects of humanitarian emergencies .

WHO Humanitarian Forum 2008

The World Health Organization has intensified its humanitarian relief work across the globe, launching 40% more emergency response operations and coordinating the work of multiple health players involved in crises.

Sichuan Earthquake - May 2008

10 June 2008--WHO seeks funding for 6 to 9 months to support the Ministry of Health of China in the early recovery of the health sector

Health Emergency Highlights

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Reform of WHO's emergency capacities

WHO is undergoing substantial reform to ensure the Organization's emergency capacities are fit for purpose

EWARS: a simple, robust system to detect disease outbreaks

Disease surveillance, alert and response system in emergencies.


Emergency Response Framework (ERF)

ERF is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies.