Niger 2005 food crisis
WHO's action focused on:
- Providing equipment and training to health staff to ensure that cases of severe malnutrition be treated at community health centres.
- Improving healthcare through better information and coordination so that the right kind of medical treatment is available where it is most needed.
- Helping prevent epidemics through the rapid detection and treatment of suspected disease outbreaks.
- Helping develop a health policy making healthcare more accessible and affordable during emergencies.
Reform of WHO’s emergency capacities
WHO is undergoing substantial reform to ensure the Organization's emergency capacities are fit for purpose
Emergency Response Framework (ERF)
ERF is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies.