Cyclone Idai response
Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in central Mozambique the night of 14 March 2019, causing widespread destruction and leading to significant population displacement. On 22 March, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee declared a humanitarian system-wide scale up for a period of 3 months and activated 9 clusters. WHO Mozambique was designated as the Cluster Lead Agency of the Health Cluster to provide support to the Ministry of Health.
Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu, DRC
On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu Province. The Ministry of Health, WHO and partners are currently responding to this event.
Addressing Emergency Care in Afghanistan
After fighting broke out in the rural district of Chark-Logar, Salim and his family were forced to flee their home. During the firefight, Salim was shot in the stomach. It took Salim two hours until he reached a first aid post. Salim's story is not unusual in today's Afghanistan, where the already overwhelmed health facilities are often unable to absorb the burden. The Ministry of Health, with support from the Health Cluster, led by WHO, is struggling to rebuild a health system badly damaged after years of conflict.