Post Flood Health Assessment


Mozambique like many other countries in the world is prone to disaster. The common disasters experienced in the past 10 years include drought, floods, tropical cyclone, epidemics and earthquake. On 23rd January 2013, governmentof Mozambique declared an “institutional Red Alert” due to flooding along the Zambezi and Limpopo river basin. In response, the WHO Country Representative Mozambique sent a formal request tothe IST AFRO for technical assistance to the WHO Country Office (WCO), the Ministry of Health (MOH) and health cluster partners to manage the public health consequences of the floods. This is a report of the rapid health assessment conducted in Gaza province.