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 #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.
  • March 2016 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.
  • January - February 2016 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
  • November 2015 - Issue 30
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    In this issue: WHO Director General alerts of devastating health impact of protracted emergencies, placing health at the heart of the World Humanitarian Summit, humanitarian crises in Yemen and Ethiopia
  • October 2015 - Issue 29
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    In this issue: the Lake Chad Basin, WHO prepares for the health impacts of El Niño, WHO condemns attack on MSF hospital in Yemen, World Humanitarian summit consultation and the International Day for Disaster Reduction 2015.
  • September 2015 - Issue 28
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    This issue features the health situation and health response to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, South Sudan and Yemen. Information on Health Cluster Coordinator Training.
  • July - August 2015 - Issue 27
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    This issue features the health situation and health response to the humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic and Somalia and it highlights the #ThanksHealthHero campaign. In spot light is WHO's work in Uzbekistan and Syrian Arab Republic.
  • June 2015 - Issue 26
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    This issue features the health situation and health response to the humanitarian crisis in Nepal and South Sudan and Global Health Cluster Partner meeting.
  • May 2015 - Issue 25
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    This issue features the health situation and health response to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq and Yemen and the 68th World Health Assembly decision regarding a global health emergency workforce and contingency fund.
  • April 2015 - Issue 24
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    This issue features the health situation and health response to the humanitarian crisis following the earthquake in Nepal, the crisis in Yemen and WHO's new registration system, building a global emergency health workforce.
  • March 2015 - Issue 23
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    This issue features the health situation and health response to the humanitarian crisis following Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, the crisis in Iraq and the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • February 2015 - Issue 22
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    This issue features the health situation and Health Cluster response to the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and Ukraine. WHO hosted a Member State briefing on the WHO response to Grade 3 emergencies.
  • December 2014 - January 2015 - Issue 21
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    This issue features the health situation and Health Cluster response to the humanitarian crisis in Libya, the floods in Malawi and Mozambique, and the typhoon in the Philippines. The Regional Director WHO South-East Asia Region makes a statement on the 10 year anniversary of the South-East Asia tsunami.
  • November 2014 - Issue 20
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    This issue features: the health situation and response to the humanitarian crises in South Sudan and Pakistan. WHO marks the one year anniversary of super-typhoon Haiyan.
  • October 2014 - Issue 19
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    This issue features: health situation in Gaza strip, Syrian Arab Republic, Iraq, Western Pacific Regional Framework for Action for Disaster Risk Management, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: older persons and disasters
  • September 2014 - Issue 18
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    This issue features: the health situation and Health Cluster response to the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and Pakistan, WHO's role in the United Nations Mission for Emergency Ebola Response and the WHO Project Management in Emergencies workshop.
  • August 2014 - Issue 17
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    This issue features the health situation and Health Cluster response to the humanitarian crises in Iraq and Ukraine, the launch of the Ebola Response Roadmap and the events to commemorate World Humanitarian Day.
  • June - July 2014 Issue 16
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    This issue features the health situation and health cluster response to humanitarian crisis in Gaza crisis, Iraq, Central African Republic, Yemen and the Health Cluster second emergency surge training 10-17 June 2014.
  • May 2014
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    This issue features the health situation and health cluster response to humanitarian crisis and cholera in the Republic of South Sudan, the Balkans flooding: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia, report on WHO's work in emergencie at the World Health Assembly, WHA technical briefing on "Health Care under Attack: call for action".
  • April 2014
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    This issue features the health situation and health cluster response to Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, humanitarian crises in Central African Republic and Yemen and WHO and the post 2015 Development Agenda.
  • March 2014
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    This issue features the health situation and health cluster response to Philippines, the Syrian Arab Republic, South Sudan and information on Foreing Medical teams.
  • Archives (2013)
    Monthly issues of the Health Emergency Highlights for 2013

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.