Humanitarian Health Action

Health in Emergencies - Newsletter

Health in Emergencies promoted WHO’s work in preparedness and response to disasters and conflict and post-conflict situations, and raised awareness of good practice in emergency health management in humanitarian emergencies.

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Health Emergency Highlights

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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.