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Health in emergencies

"Every day, hundreds of millions of people face threats to health and livelihoods because local and national systems that support their health and lives are overwhelmed or too weak to withstand crises and extreme events. The primary objective in an emergency, whether natural or man-made, is to reduce avoidable loss of life and the burden of disease and disability." (WHO)

 

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CWGH

CWGH highlights need for holistic humanitarian, non-partisan response to Cyclone Idai Disaster

CWGH, March 2019. The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) is saddened by the loss of lives, displacement of people, loss of livestock and crops, destruction of property and infrastructure ... »Read more | »Show all (5)

Conference Report
MM Switzerland

Working in Fragile Contexts and Building up Resilient Health Systems

Basel, 2 November 2016. "To end preventable child and maternal deaths, create an AIDS-Free Generation, and protect communities against infectious diseases such as Ebola, we need effective, ... »Read more | »Show all (5)

Event
MM Switzerland

Climate Change and Health Risks, Adaptations, Resilience and Co-Benefits

Basel, 5-6 December 2019, Swiss TPH Winter Symposium. "Climate change will affect global health in many different ways. Adaptation strategies will be sorely needed to prevent major negative ... »Read more | »Show all (2)

Article
MM Italy

...behind the headlines intertwined

Burkina Faso is a land-locked country in Western Africa. The Human Development Index ranks it 183rd among 187 countries. Since 2002 the University Hospital of Brescia, Italy has an ... »Read more | »Show all (3)

Reporting
medico international

Annual Report 2017 of medico international

The Annual Report 2017 of medico international is available in German language (PDF file). Versions in English, Spanish and French are expected to be published soon. "For 50 years medico ... »Read more | »Show all (2)

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