WHO: WHA69 Technical Briefing on Health in Emergencies – 26 MAY 2016

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Outbreaks and emergencies continue to pose major, ongoing risks to the health and well-being of communities, resilience of health systems, stability of national economies and progress towards sustainable development. Since 2000, the world has faced major public health crises, from severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and pandemic H1N1 to cholera, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and Ebola. During the same period, natural disasters and conflicts have escalated with over 125 million people now in need of humanitarian assistance, the highest number on record. The new Health Emergencies Programme being established by the Director-General aims to
better support Member States by enhancing WHO’s performance in infectious hazards management, preparedness,
health emergency information and risk assessment, and emergency response operations. During this technical briefing, a panel of Member State and partner representatives will share perspectives on key elements of the new Health Emergencies Programme, focusing on the evaluation of country preparedness, emerging pathogens, risk assessments, the Health Cluster, protection of health and health care, and financing for health in


Emerald minecart says:

must be very awkward for those ppl

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