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Nepal - WHO’s response to immediate health needs [YOUTUBE]

Less than two hours after a devastating earthquake hit last month, WHO’s South-East Asia Regional Director, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, spoke to Nepal’s Minister of Health and Population to assess how the Organization could best help respond to the country’s urgent medical needs. From financial assistance, essential medicines and supplies to immunization, psycho-social support and disease surveillance, Dr Khetrapal Singh outlines just some examples of the role WHO plays in emergencies.

URL: https://youtu.be/qzvjw7jZx4w
Duration: 00:00 - 01:37 min
Location: disaster affected area in Nepal
Content rating: 'U'
Video Quality: 480p
Audio Quality: standard

TIMELINE:
00:05 - Health minister asked for financial help and essential medicines from WHO
within the first 2 hrs of the disaster
00:30 - Health facility totally destroyed, WHO will help with the medical camps and
tents also
00:40 - 19 emergency health kit were sent out in the affected areas, each kit
estimated to serve around 10000 people
00:48 - Initiated immunization campaign with the help of government of nepal in 16
camps on Measles and rubella
01:10 - Safe water becomes a challenges in such kind of situation
Publisher:
WHO SEARO ,   (2015 )
Type / Script:
Video-Media in English
Keywords:
NATURAL DISASTER, EARTHQUAKE, HYGIENE, SANITATION, RIGHT TO SANITATION, WATER, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRES, EMERGENCY RELIEFS, EMERGENCY SHELTER
Thematic Group:
 WHO : World Health Organization
Thesaurus:
13.02.00  -  Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
Reference Link:
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