Joint Statement on the Humanitarian Situation in Darfur
The Government of Sudan's order suspending 16 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will have devastating implications for the citizens of Darfur. Aid operations in North Sudan, the largest humanitarian emergency in the world costing over $2 billion annually, will be irrevocably damaged.
Kenya's Director for Medical Services receives emergency medical supplies for fire survivors
9 FEBRUARY 2009 -- With financial support from the Government of Italy, the World Health Organization donated assorted emergency drugs and supplies for the management of the victims of the 31 January petrol tanker fire in Molo Town. The accident claimed many lives and many people remain in a critical condition in various hospitals, including in the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and the Nakuru and Molo government hospitals.
Gaza Strip Health Cluster Weekly Bulletin No 2 - 4 February 2009
In spite of the devastation, most health facilities have resumed normal activities, with immunization and other public health programmes up and running again. Although most facilities have been restocked with drugs and supplies, urgently-needed psychotropic drugs remain in short supply, and there is a critical lack of spare parts for medical machinery. A comprehensive assessment of all medical equipment will need to be undertaken as soon as possible.
Mental health system strengthened in Iraq
28 January 2009 -- IRBIL, IRAQ - Psychosocial and mental health services for people in Iraq with focus on northern governorates are being strengthened through a new project endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Iraqi authorities and funded by The Netherlands.