Humanitarian Health Action

Hundreds of volunteers vaccinate displaced children from Mosul and other underserved areas in Ninewa governorate

Baghdad, 23 May 2017 – More than 1900 health workers and volunteers on Sunday 21 May 2017 began a mass polio vaccination campaign targeting approximately 332 000 children from conflict affected Mosul and other underserved areas in Ninewa governorate.

WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti travels to Kinshasa to discuss Ebola outbreak response

Dr Matshidiso MOETI, WHO Regional Director AFRO holding meeting in Kinshasa on EVD outbreak with Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga, MoH DRC in presence of Dr Mamadou Diallo, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in DRC and Dr Allarangar of WHO DRC
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director AFRO holding meeting in Kinshasa on EVD outbreak with Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga, MoH DRC in presence of Dr Mamadou Diallo, UN Humanitarian Coordinator and Dr Allarangar of WHO

KINSHASA, 13 May 2017 - The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti today visited Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) to discuss with national authorities and partners ways to mount a rapid, effective and coherent response in order to stop the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

WHO Grade 2 emergency

Somalia - donor update and funding request

10 May 2017 -- Famine could soon be a reality in Somalia due to the current severe drought and consecutive years of no rainfall. Food insecurity, lack of clean water and the largest outbreak of cholera Somalia has seen in the last 5 years is affecting 3.3 million people. Measles cases are on the rise too. Out of a total of US$ 825 million appealed for by the United Nations for the first half of 2017 for the Pre-Famine Response, US$ 85 million is required by the Health Sector, of which US$ 13 million is required by WHO to reach 4.3 million people in first half of 2017.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO responds to resurgent cholera in Yemen

11 May 2017, Sana’a, Yemen — The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are responding to an upsurge in cholera transmission in several parts of Yemen that has claimed 51 lives and caused around 2752 suspected cases since 27 April 2017.

Recent crises