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WHO's Disaster Management and Health Crises Information
Entry ID: WHO-EHA

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Summary
Abstract: The World Health Organization's Department of Emergency and Humanitarian Action
Web site provides up-to-date details about ongoing health crises around the
world, as well as articles from its EHA Highlights newsletter. The department
also maintains the "Health Intelligence Network for Advanced Planning" (HINAP)
on this site. HINAP consolidates baseline health information for selected
countries, identifies health issues of primary concern, and makes this
information available for program planning. Up-to-date information is provided
during an emergency, permitting program adjustment due to changing
circumstances, thereby minimizing mortality and morbidity from preventable
causes.
Related URL
Description: The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for
health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its
Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of
health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete
physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or
infirmity.

WHO is governed by 192 Member States through the World Health Assembly. The
Health Assembly is composed of representatives from WHO's Member States. The
main tasks of the World Health Assembly are to approve the WHO programme and
the budget for the following biennium and to decide major policy questions.
Service Citation
Title: WHO's Disaster Management and Health Crises Information
Provider: Dept of Emergency And Humanitarian Action, WHO
URL: http://www.who.int/disasters/
Service Keywords
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES >HEALTH ADVISORIES >DISEASE/EPIDEMIC Parameter Definition
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES >HEALTH ADVISORIES >HUMAN HEALTH ADVISORIES Parameter Definition
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Ancillary Keywords
Public Health
Emergancy Management Essentials

Service Provider
UN/WHO/DEHA > Department of Emergency and Humanitarian Action, World Health Organization, United Nations Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://www.who.int/disasters/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: DEPT OF EMERGENCY & HUMANITARIAN ACTION
Phone: (+ 41 22) 791 21 11
Fax: (+ 41 22) 791 3111
Email: eha at who.int
Contact Address:
Dept of Emergency And Humanitarian Action
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
City: Geneva 27
Postal Code: 1211
Country: Switzerland
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Electronic/HTML
Fees: None
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2003-05-08
SERF Last Revision Date: 2013-01-31
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Last Updated:  October 2014