Humanitarian Health Action

Highlights archive 2013

Each monthly issue of the Health Emergency Highlights contains information on the current humanitarian context, the health priorities and response operations in the three to four focus countries for that month. Each issue also highlights policy work in the area of health humantiarian action done by WHO and partners, events and thematic issues related to health in emergencies.

2013

  • November 2013
    pdf, 557kb

    This issue features the health situation and health cluster response to hte Central Africa Republic, typhoon Haiyan in Philippines, Somalia, Myanmar and financing WHO’s work in Emergency Risk and Crisis Management in 2014-2015
  • October 2013
    pdf, 481kb

    This issue features the health situation and health cluster response to Typhoon Haiyan Philippines, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, living with disability and disasters - International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction October 2013, annual meeting of the Global Emergency Management Team October 2013.
  • September 2013
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    This issue features the health situation and health cluster response in the Central African Republic, the Philippines and Pakistan. It also describes the Mali health facility assessment that has been recently completed and the first WHO and Health Cluster Emergency Surge Training that took place from 10 to 17 September near Geneva.
  • July/August 2013
    pdf, 487kb

    This issue features the health situation and health cluster response in the Syrian Arab Republic, Pakistan and Sudan. It also provides an update on thematic and programmatic issues such as World Humanitarian Day and the Global Health Cluster and Global Nutrition Cluster joint mission to Afghanistan.
  • June 2013
    pdf, 202kb

    This issue features the health situation and health cluster response in Afghanistan and Mali. It also provides an update on thematic and programmatic issues such as the WHO participaiton in the IASC-led emergency simulation exercise and the Health Cluster Coordinator meeting.
  • May 2013
    pdf, 439kb

    This issue features the health situation and health cluster response in the Central African Republic and the Syrian Arab Republic. It also provides and update on thematic issues such as WHO's work in emergencies at the World Health Assembly, the World Health Assembly Side Event: Emergency Risk Management for Public Health and the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction results in increased focus on health.
  • April 2013
    pdf, 482kb

    This issue features the health situation and health cluster response in the Republic of South Sudan, Mali, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It also provides an update on thematic and programmatic issues such as WHO’s new stand-by partnership agreements with iMMAP, NRC, CANADEM and RedR Australia; the 4th session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction; the online-consultation on Health and the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction; the Post-2015 development goals: “Health in a Disasters Goal”: and the United Nations Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience.
  • March 2013
    pdf, 297kb

    This issue features the health situation and health cluster response in the Central African Republic, Mali, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Sudan. It also provides an update on thematic and programmatic issues such as WHO’s internal grading process for emergencies; the Cluster Performance Monitoring process; and the Health Resources Availability Mapping System Mali assessment.
  • February 2013
    pdf, 238kb

    This month features the health situation and health cluster response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia and Haiti. It also provides an update on thematic and programmatic issues such as the establishment of the WHO Emergency Support Team for the Syria crisis in Amman; the 4th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction that will take place in Geneva on 19-23 May, in which there will be a ‘Feature Event on the Health Imperative for Community Safety and Resilience’; and the progress made on the study ‘Analysis of financing mechanisms and funding streams to enhance emergency preparedness’, led by FAO and co-funded by WHO and other partners, on behalf of the IASC Humanitarian Financing Sub-Working Group.

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