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PAHO/WHO and partners to use U.N. emergency funds to bring health care to Paraguayan families affected by floods

Inundaciones Paraguay

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) will receive US$ 314,000 from the United Nation’s Central Emergency Fund (CERF) for the provision of medical care to some 5,000 families affected by flooding in recent months in Paraguay’s Chaco region. The funds will also be used to prevent disease outbreaks.

World Humanitarian Day: WHO calls for protection of health workers in conflicts, disasters

Workers doing humanitarian work

As major emergencies around the globe increase in scale, complexity and frequency, the World Health Organization is calling for an end to the targeting of health workers in conflicts and other humanitarian crises, which represent a breach of the fundamental right to health. 

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