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27 Apr 2016 description

GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS

• Severe drought and associated food insecurity, flooding, rains and temperature rises due to El Niño 2015-2016 are causing a wide range of health problems, including disease outbreaks, malnutrition and disruption of health services.

• El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.

22 Jan 2016 description
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El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries, WHO says

Geneva, 22 January 2016—The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners predict a major global increase in health consequences of emergencies this year due to El Niño.

25 Nov 2011 description

Contents
- 541 African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control: meeting of national task forces, September 2011
- 549 Progress introducing rotavirus vaccine into Latin America and the Caribbean, 2006-2010
- 555 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-September 2011

30 Sep 2002 description

HEALTH EMERGENCY IN THE REPUBLIC OF COTE D'IVOIRE
Since fighting began (19 September 2002) between rebel forces and the Government of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, more than 270 people have been killed, approximately 300 wounded, and hundreds displaced. In a recently held inter-agency coordination meeting -- lead by WHO -- the following main points of intervention were identified and included in a common Contingency Plan:

  • Improve access to health care for IDPs;

  • Management of wounded;
  • Promotion of hygiene in the IDP camps;
28 Feb 2001 description

The mission of the WHO Department of Emergency and Humanitarian Action is to increase, through a concerted effort across WHO, the capacity and self-reliance of countries in the prevention of disasters, preparation for emergencies, mitigation of their health consequences, and the creation of a synergy between emergency action and sustainable development.

31 Jan 2001 description


The mission of the WHO Department of Emergency and Humanitarian Action is to increase, through a concerted effort across WHO, the capacity and self-reliance of countries in the prevention of disasters, preparation for emergencies, mitigation of their health consequences, and the creation of a synergy between emergency action and sustainable development.
New documents available on the EHA website (http://www.who.int/eha/disasters)