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.
Emergency Response Framework (ERF)
ERF is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies.
Reform of WHO’s emergency capacities
WHO is undergoing substantial reform to ensure the Organization's emergency capacities are fit for purpose