Humanitarian Health Action

Global Health Cluster

The Global Health Cluster (GHC), under the leadership of the World Health Organization, is made up of more than 40 international humanitarian health organizations that have been working together to build partnerships and mutual understanding and to develop common approaches to humanitarian health action.

Highlights

Partner Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 17-19 June 2015

The Partner Meeting is the representative body of the Cluster. It reviews the reports and activities of the GHC partners, the Strategic Advisory Group and the GHC Unit at WHO and, where appropriate and required, endorses them. Partners meet face-to-face twice a year.

2015 Partners' Capacity Survey

The aim of the survey is to develop a clear understanding of the current resources and capabilities that GHC partners can offer in response to emergencies with public health consequences; how these are distributed across the 6 WHO regions; where the gaps lie and what barriers exist to rapid mobilization. Partners will submit their feedback by 4 May 2015 and the Global Health Cluster Unit will analyse and collate the results to be presented during the Partner Meeting in June 2015.

Health Cluster Forum, Hammamet, Tunisia, 23-27 March 2015

The Health Cluster Forum aims to update Health Cluster Coordinators (HCCs) on recent strategic and technical developments, to provide a forum to share lessons learned and good practices, to conduct an evaluation of the technical support provided to Country Health Clusters, and to strengthen the linkages between the Global Health Cluster and Country Health Clusters. 20 Health Cluster Coordinators from all 6 WHO Regions attended this year edition of the Forum.