Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) 2013
30 November 2013 -- Super typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) hit the Philippines on 8 November 2013. Storm surges caused damages to 44 provinces, on 25 islands in Central Philippines. The immediate priorities for the Health Cluster currently remain the management of the direct effects of the disaster including trauma care for the wounded, essential primary and secondary care, including for medical, surgical and obstetric emergencies and management of dead bodies. As of 27 November more than 2000 children have recieved polio, measles vaccines and vitamine A suppliments.
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