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27 Aug 2017 description

WHO is the lead agency for health within the United Nations system. We coordinate the international health response to emergencies and humanitarian crises whenever a country needs assistance.

But we cannot do this work without our partners - other UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations and donors – who help us deliver health services in even the most difficult situations.

25 Oct 2016 description

Cholera in Haiti

As of 17th October, a total of 465 suspected cases have been reported in Grand Anse and 684 in Department de Sud since the 1st of October.

There is a decrease or stabilization of admissions in Cholera Treatments Centres operating in Sud and Grand Anse after 10th of October.

The immediate peak of cases followed by a rapid decline is to be expected. However a second peak cannot be excluded given the prevailing WaSH conditions in both departments.

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.