Central Asia Regional Health Security Workshop George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies 17-19 April 2012, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Introduction to WHO Who Can Be Trusted to Provide Information ?. Dr Hashim A. Elzein Elmousaad – Public Health Specialist – 17 April 2012.
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Central Asia Regional Health Security WorkshopGeorge C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies 17-19 April 2012, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Introduction to WHOWho Can Be Trusted to Provide Information ?
Dr Hashim A. ElzeinElmousaad – Public Health Specialist – 17 April 2012
The UN Conference in San Francisco, USA, unanimously approves the establishment of a new, autonomous international health organization.
The World Health Organization Constitution comes into force on 7 April.
Source: WHO Album
WHO COMMITMENTS IN CRISIS
UN Inter-Agency Standing Committee(UN IASC)
HUMANITARIAN REFORM 2005
1. Nutrition UNICEF
2. Health WHO
3. Water/Sanitation UNICEF
4. Emergency Shelter: IDPs (from conflict) UNHCR
Disaster situations IFRC (Convener)
IASC Clusters of Technical areas
WHO is designated as a lead agency for Global Health Cluster.
Major Global Achievements
2003 WHO Framework Convention on
Information in Crisis
“ERRORS USING INADQUATE DATA ARE MUCH LESS THAN THOSE USING NO DATA AT ALL”
To ensure that affected population receive appropriate health care, and that their other vital needs – security, food, sanitation,..etc – are satisfied through the intervention of the partners from other sectors and agencies.
electricity, specific net work
Where information system exists adapt it to current situation and future needs
(food – water - shelter – Rescue and relief Workers)
The Red Cross published a survey, “Social Media in Disasters and Emergencies”
summer 2011 by ORC International
(The issue of Reliability?!!)
Dr Hashim A. Elzein Elmousaad
Public Health Specialist
Cairo – Egypt