Nepal’s Ministry of Health puts a hold on foreign medical teams
The Nepalese Ministry of Health has asked that any foreign medical teams ready to deploy to Nepal should please refrain from doing so. While the Ministry has expressed gratitude for all offers of assistance, they have advised that the need for foreign medical teams has already been met. Teams en route without a designated duty station will due to this be asked to turn away. All foreign medical teams on stand-by to assist Nepal’s earthquake response should register with WHO and keep updated on the situation through WHO's homepage and the virtual On-site Operations Coordination Centre (OSSOC) website.
WHO works with partners to prevent diarrhoeal diseases
KATHMANDU, Nepal ¦ 1 May 2015 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) and partner organizations in Nepal have mobilized further resources including medicine and medical equipment to prevent the possible spread of diarrhoeal diseases among populations affected by the country’s devastating earthquake.
WHO, health partners striving to treat quake survivors in Nepal’s remote regions
KATHMANDU - WHO has stepped up efforts to deliver critical medical relief to populations outside of the Kathmandu valley affected by Saturday’s earthquake, with a major focus on reaching injured people and preventing disease outbreaks.
30 APRIL 2015 | KATHMANDU - WHO has stepped up efforts to deliver critical medical relief to populations outside of the Kathmandu valley affected by Saturday’s earthquake, with a major focus on reaching injured people and preventing disease outbreaks.
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