El Niño and Health Funding Requirements: Global overview - April 2016

from World Health Organization
Published on 26 Apr 2016 View Original

El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people worldwide, and the health consequences, such as disease outbreaks and malnutrition, are expected to increase throughout 2016.

Funding is required to support activities by Ministries of Health, WHO, Health Cluster and partners to prepare for, and respond to, the health problems of those most affected by El Niño.

These funding figures are taken from individual country plans as well as WHO and interagency Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) for 2016.

In total, WHO and Health Cluster partners are seeking USD 185 million to scale up urgent action needed to address the health effects of El Niño’s adverse climate conditions.

These figures are framed within the overall Government health sector funding requirements of affected countries estimated to be USD 459 million.