Humanitarian Health Action

Health emergency highlights

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.

Health emergency highlights #39

In this issue: WHO Health Emergencies Programme progress and priorities; PAHO-WHO's Director of Health Emergencies answers your questions; WHO and partners gear up to safeguard lives in Mosul; WHO supports the response to crisis in north eastern Nigeria; Early warnings on disease outbreaks help guide WHO's response; Haiti - a journey of lifesaving supplies; What is cholera? Find answers to your questions; Live to Tell....A life saved is the greatest benefit of reducing disaster risk; Zika Strategic Response Plan Quarterly update, October 2016; and How is yellow fever transmitted?

Health emergency highlights #38

In this issue: WHO calls for a stop to the killing and the attacks on healthcare in Aleppo; Global Health Crises: Implementing lessons learnt; All people have the right to health, regardless of their legal status; Elimination of Yellow fever Epidemics: Resetting the yellow fever strategy; WHO and partners battle multiple disease outbreaks in South Sudan; WHO trains health workers on Early Warning and Alert System in Nigeria; Health services decline as conflict in Yemen continues; WHO calls for stronger measures against Zika; The distribution of Zika virus, 2013 - 2016; Prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus

Health emergency highlights #37

In this issue: WHO scales up response to humanitarian crisis in Nigeria; South Sudan health crisis worsens; updating Member States on the humanitarian crisis in Iraq; protecting people against yellow fever; supporting the delivery of healthcare through partnership; World Humanitarian Day - August 19; keeping the global community informed about Zika; Independent Oversight and Advisory committee for WHO Health Emergencies Programme; and Global Surge Training - testing th "new skeleton" of emergency operations

Health emergency highlights #36

In this issue: Executive Director for WHO Health Emergencies Programme appointed; WHO's Health Emergencies Programme begins with experience; Ensuring more effective collaboration in health emergencies; Emergency yellow fever vaccination campaigns launched in Angola ad the Democratic Republic of the Congo; WHO, governments and health agencies commit to advancing global health security; Delivering health in some of the world's worst crises through mobile clinics and medical teams; Attacks on Healthcare Dashboard and; the Latest contributions to fund WHO's work for emergencies

Health emergency highlights issue #35

In this issue: Renewed partnerships build momentum for WHO's new Health Emergencies Programme; Mobile clinics provide health care in some of the world's worst crises; China and Russia join WHO's Emergency Medical Team Initiative; WHO releases new report on attacks on health care; Health challenges and needs in South Sudan; What is WHO doing to respond to the longstanding humanitarian crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic; Health a key focus at the World Humanitarian Summit; Latest contributions to fund WHO's work for emergencies

  • Health emergency highlights issue #34
    In this issue: How will the new WHO Health emergencies Programme work;What to expect at the World Health Assembly; Impossible choices - what would you do; Challenges and hope in delivering health in South Sudan; Health a key focus at the world Humanitarian Summit; and the latest contributions to fund WHO's work for emergencies.
  • Health Emergency Highlights issue #33
    In this issue: WHO Humanitarian Response Plans 2016 launch; achieving the sustainable Development Goals in protracted crises; one year on, healing continues in Nepal; wide-ranging support from Japan; health critical for changing humanitarian agenda at the World Humanitarian Summit and beyond; and contributions to Who's work in humanitarian emergencies.
  • Health Emergency Highlights issue #32
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    In this issue: Five years into the Syrian conflict: WHO steps up its humanitarian response; WHO Humanitarian Response plans 2016; WHO provides health emergency assistance to Fiji following Tropical cyclone Winston; WHO delivers medicines to some of the hardest hits areas of Yemen; European Medical Corps joins the Global Health Emergency Workforce; WHO co-organizes post-Sendai conference with Thailand and UNISDR; Financial contributions to WHO's humanitarian response operations.
  • Health Emergency Highlights issue #31
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    In this issue: Libya conflict leaves nearly 2 million in need of health care; EWARS in a box - piloting an early warning system for disease detection and response in South Sudan; WHO launches El Niño and Health Global Overview; WHO’s commitment to support people affected by the Syria crisis

Health Action in Crises Monthly Highlights

The distribution of the Monthly Highlights was interrupted in September 2011. As of November 2012 they have been replaced by Health in emergencies highlights.

Health Action in Crises weekly highlights

The distribution of the weekly Highlights was interrupted in February 2010. As of September 2010 they have been replaced by a more comprehensive monthly version.