- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Mozambique/Malawi: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Hellen - Mar 2014
- Mozambique: Floods - Jan 2013
- Tropical Storm Irina - Mar 2012
- Mozambique: Storms and Floods - Jan 2012
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
On World Health Day, Merlin is highlighting the impact of a global shortage of four million health workers on some of the world's poorest countries.
Merlin is listing countries which have the lowest ratios of health workers to patients, such as Ethiopia, where there is only one qualified doctor for every 37,000 people. In the UK there is one doctor for every 434 people.
I. Merlin - a small organisation with a big impact:
Democratic Republic of Congo (Maniema Province)
- Providing basic health care for displaced people in Guara Guara camp, Sofala Province
- Providing drugs and basic equipment to 11 Primary Health Care Centres in Sofala Province.
- Co-ordinating a task force of agencies to combat insect-borne diseases, such as malaria and dengue fever, throughout East Timor, where conflict has left many health services in ruins.
- Training local health staff to boost their capacity to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, particularly malaria.
The flooding in Mozambique in February and March 2000 created numerous health hazards to the population of the low lying areas affected in the south and central parts of the country.
Merlin is providing basic health care to communities displaced by the floods in Mozambique