Humanitarian Health Action

Key numbers on WHO’s work on emergencies in 2016

WHO is committed to saving lives and reducing suffering in emergencies – whether caused by conflict, disease outbreak or a disaster.

In 2016, Member States approved the establishment of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme to work with countries to address emergencies before they happen, and help respond to an emergency and with early recovery.

Below are some examples of WHO’s key achievements in emergencies in 2016.


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