Cologne. Malteser International is pleased to announce its emergency medical team (EMT) has been certified by the World Health Organization (WHO). Following a verification site visit by representatives from the WHO on Thursday, November 22 2018, Malteser International’s emergency medical team was successfully classified as EMT Type 1 Fixed.
As a WHO-certified EMT, Malteser International will now be part of the WHO’s global registry and can be requested to respond to emergencies around the world.
Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October.
The Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have made assurances to the refugees and the international community that repatriation will only happen when it is safe, voluntary and dignified. We call on both governments to stand by their commitments.
*The Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT) is the coordinating committee for 13 NGOs working in nine refugee camps along the Thailand/Myanmar border.
TBC and CCSDPT Health Agencies conducted nutrition surveys of children 6-59 months of age in all camps in 2017.
Cologne/Palu. Malteser International is supporting its Indonesian partner, YAKKUM with the repair and rehabilitation of damaged health centers on the island of Sulawesi following last Friday’s deadly earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
“With so many survivors of the earthquake injured, there is a need to put health facilities back into operation as soon as possible,” says Nicole Müller, Head of Malteser International’s response in Indonesia. “We will therefore provide health facilities with vital medical equipment and medicines.”
Access to people affected extremely difficult
Cologne. Malteser International’s assessment team has landed in Jakarta on Wednesday to discuss relief efforts with local partners as Indonesia responds to the devastating 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit the island of Sulawesi on Friday, September 28. Access to affected populations remains challenging.
Malteser International has been operational in Myanmar since 2001, targeting communicable diseases, providing comprehensive primary health care services, improving the access to safe water and sanitation facilities and enhancing disaster risk reduction capacities.
Malteser International has been working in what is now South Sudan since 1996. It implements programs related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Food & Nutrition Security, Livelihood, Health and Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihood Building Programs. The various projects of Malteser International are located in the states of Lakes, Eastern and Western Equitoria and Western Bahl al Ghazal (Juba, Wau, Rumbek, Yei, Maridi and in the surrounding areas).
For its work in Juba, South Sudan, Malteser International is looking for an experienced