Humanitarian Health Action

Events 2006

First Consultation on Nursing and Midwifery Contributions in Emergencies, Geneva

22 November 2006--HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein of Jordan, in her capacity as WHO Patron for Nursing and Midwifery, addressed the first Consultation on Nursing and Midwifery Contributions in Emergencies, at WHO Headquarters on 22 November 2006.

Addressing the health situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, Geneva

12 June 2006--Following World Health Assembly Resolution 59.3 and in an effort to address the health needs of the population of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), WHO organized a meeting in Geneva on 12 June 2006.

59th World Health Assembly, Geneva

22-27 May 2006

HAC Forum, Geneva

11 May 2006--Each year, the Department of Health Action in Crises (HAC) convenes a meeting of donors and partners to update on WHO's work in crises in the past 12 months and to share information on new initiatives.

Expert Consultation on Emergency Preparedness for the Health Sector and Communities: Challenges and Way Forward, Geneva

15-17 February 2006

Health Emergency Highlights

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Reform of WHO's emergency capacities

WHO is undergoing substantial reform to ensure the Organization's emergency capacities are fit for purpose

EWARS: a simple, robust system to detect disease outbreaks

Disease surveillance, alert and response system in emergencies.


Emergency Response Framework (ERF)

ERF is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies.