Navigation Links
Who Board To Discuss Asian Tsunami Related Health Issues

WHO Executive Board is to discuss the devastation caused in Southeast Asia by the tsunami that hit on 26 December and the related relief and reconstruction work // being carried out in the affected areas, on the opening date of its 115th session.
Also on the agenda of the 32-member board is to discuss the broader topic of WHO's work in emergencies in general. These include, importance of effective preparedness, response and recovery, in minimizing the impact on health systems during emergencies caused by conflict or natural disaster.
WHO Director-General Dr LEE Jong-wook visited Indonesia and Sri Lanka and had the first hand experience of the worst affected area in the region."The emergency phase is rapidly shifting to recovery, rehabilitation and self-reliance. Ultimately we are working towards a situation in which people are less vulnerable, and are protected from health threats by an effective global system of alert and response," said Dr Lee. "This transition from relief to reconstruction must take place smoothly, with sustained support. Otherwise, as we have seen with other disasters, communities can languish for many years in a state of dependence, with high levels of disease and mortality."

WHO has been actively involved in supporting the affected countries in their efforts to help rehabilitating people after tsunami. WHO has worked together with national and local authorities, other international organizations and NGOs to get medical and logistic staff and supplies to areas where they were most urgently needed.

For more information contact:

Ms Fadéla Chaib
Director-General’s Office/Media and Communications
WHO/Geneva
Telephone: +41 22 791 3228
Mobile phone: +41 79 475 5556
E-mail: chaibf@who.int

Mr Iain Simpson
Director-General’s Office/ Media and Communications
WHO/Geneva
Telephone: +41 22 791 3215
Mobile phone: +41 79 475 5534
E-mail: si mpsoni@who.int
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Abdominal Crunches Not The Best Option For Wash Board Abs.
2. Flu, Boarded A Ship?
3. Budhia Is Fine, Government-constituted Medical Board Reports False
4. Pharmacy Board Says Pharmacists Have Right To Refuse Morning-After Pill
5. Health Board and Doctors’ Association clash on working hours issu
6. Health Board to deal with Another Upcoming Fight
7. Health Board to take over Eating Disorder Service
8. Irish Medicines Board Extends Paracetamol Recall To All Batches
9. Delhi Medical Board to Probe Mistaken Surgery on Child
10. Indian Court Refers Novartis Plea for Patent on Anti-cancer Drug to a Separate Board
11. Patents: Appellate Board Becomes Functional
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... For additional information contact Phyllis ... Pioneering book "Better with Age: The Ultimate Guide to Brain Training" by award-winning author ... memory. The book’s publication date is March 16, 2016. A free review copy ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... digital self-scheduling readily available to physicians. The integration will enable Allscripts users ... select appointments via Everseat’s free mobile app. , The partnership gives Everseat substantial ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 , ... Workrite ... and most versatile series of monitor mounts ever. , “Our goal was to ... and easy to install system that we have ever created.” said Darren Hulsey, Product ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... ... Anxiety of older Americans over steep cost increases of prescription drugs is at ... to The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Since last fall, TSCL has ... costs. “The implications are chilling, particularly for people with chronic health problems,” says ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... Ross A. Clevens, MD, ... to welcome a new addition to their growing practice. Beginning this month, Teresa ... nurse practitioner performing cosmetic procedures including injectables, fillers and laser treatments. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... , Feb. 10, 2016  CVS Health (NYSE: ... people living in Santa Clara County, CA ... B on the Santa Clara University campus. CVS Pharmacy ... to protect patients against the disease. Students at Santa ... to get vaccinated. In addition, anyone who has had ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , Feb. 10, 2016  Oxis International Inc. (OTC/QB: ... OXS-1550, was described as a "clinical trial triumph" after ... went into complete cancer remission. Daniel ... Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center. --> Daniel ... Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center. --> An ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... 2016  LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a leading provider ... launch of LexisNexis Provider Performance Monitor , ... and optimize the quality and efficiency of provider ... scores. By measuring provider performance through Provider Performance ... better outcomes, improve the patient experience and reduce ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: