Humanitarian Health Action

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.

  • 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.