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16 Oct 2009 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

26 Sep 2006 description

Mr. Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to join you again, this time to share with you an overview of USAID's strategy to combat hunger among children of the world. Here at the table with me are the true experts in that field, but I am glad to represent the experts at U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) who partner with the experts in these great organizations around the world.

Across the world some 10.8 million children under five years of age die every year. Most of these deaths are preventable and almost all occur in poor countries.