Rebuilding shattered health system an urgent priority in next phase of Typhoon Haiyan response
6 December 2013 -- One month after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, WHO identifies as top priorities expanding essential health services, reviving clinics and hospitals, preventing disease and scaling up mental health services as the relief effort shifts from emergency to early recovery programmes.
Disasters, emergencies and dead bodies
Breastfeeding is life-saving for babies in Philippines typhoon emergency
28 November 2013 -- UNICEF and WHO today called on those involved in the response to the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) disaster to promote and protect breastfeeding to avoid unnecessary illness and deaths of children.
Children in typhoon-hit Tacloban, Philippines, receive vaccines against measles, polio
26 November 2013 -- Children in Tacloban - the city hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan - were today vaccinated against measles and polio in the first phase of a mass campaign by the Government of the Philippines with support from WHO, UNICEF and other partners. They also received Vitamin A supplements to help improve their immunity against infections.
WHO and the Philippine Government launch mass vaccination campaign
22 November 2013 -- WHO and the Philippine Department of Health have launched a vaccination campaign to prevent outbreaks of measles and polio among survivors of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
Foreign medical teams delivering care in damaged areas
19 November 2013 -- More than 10 days after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central Philippines, WHO is continuing to coordinate the deployment of foreign medical teams with an immediate focus on injured and traumatized survivors and an eye towards the people's longer-term health needs.
WHO and partners begin reaching people in need on many Philippine islands hit by typhoon
15 November 2013 -- WHO is working with the Government of the Philippines and international partners to reach survivors of Typhoon Haiyan who need medical care. The full extent of the disaster is becoming increasingly clear, with dozens of separate sites needing assistance.
Relief arriving in the Philippines, challenges for delivery persist
13 November 2013 -- WHO and partners are getting people and supplies into the Philippines, but reaching those in need remains challenging.
WHO supporting Philippine Government with arrival of medical supplies after Typhoon Haiyan
12 November 2013 -- Field hospitals, medical personnel, medicines and other medical supplies are arriving in the Philippines as countries and nongovernmental organizations around the world come to the support of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
WHO responding to health needs caused by Typhoon Haiyan (“Yolanda”)
11 November 2013 -- WHO has activated an organization-wide mobilization to work closely with the Department of Health, Philippines (DoH) to organize relief efforts for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.