PROMOTE HEALTH, KEEP THE WORLD SAFE, SERVE THE VULNERABLE

Members of the volunteer vaccination team speak to a mother after her child received double doses of the oral polio vaccine during an immunization campaign in Awbarkhadle village, 20 kilometres east of Hargeisa, Somalia, on 20 August 2019. Members of the volunteer vaccination team speak to a mother after her child received double doses of the oral polio vaccine during an immunization campaign in Awbarkhadle village, 20 kilometres east of Hargeisa, Somalia, on 20 August 2019.

ACHIEVING UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

Testing for COVID-19 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital (JNH). Samples are sent to the Candos Virology Lab in Quatre Bornes and results are received in around 2 days. This COVID-19 Testing Centre was set up with the support and guidance of the WHO country office in Mauritius. Dr G. Deepchand, the Regional Public Health Superintendent working at the JNH Hospital is responsible for the COVID-19 response in the southern region of Mauritius.Testing for COVID-19 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital (JNH). Samples are sent to the Candos Virology Lab in Quatre Bornes and results are received in around 2 days. This COVID-19 Testing Centre was set up with the support and guidance of the WHO country office in Mauritius. Dr G. Deepchand, the Regional Public Health Superintendent working at the JNH Hospital is responsible for the COVID-19 response in the southern region of Mauritius.

ADDRESSING HEALTH EMERGENCIES

Hidden cities is a joint WHO / UN-HABITAT report about urbanization and global health issues. Photo stories from around the world reflect the hidden realities urban dwellers are facing, and highlight some health inequities.

Kids play on the garbage dump close to their home. Slum area in Tondo, Manila, PhilippinesHidden cities is a joint WHO / UN-HABITAT report about urbanization and global health issues. Photo stories from around the world reflect the hidden realities urban dwellers are facing, and highlight some health inequities.

Kids play on the garbage dump close to their home. Slum area in Tondo, Manila, Philippines

PROMOTING HEALTHIER POPULATIONS

Dr Rick Brown, Programme Manager Health Emergencies and AMR at WHO Thailand, visits Princess Mother National Institute on Drug Abuse Treatment (PMNIDAT) Thanyarak Field Hospital on 19 May 2021.


Thailand was the first country in the WHO South-East Asia Region to get WHO verification for its emergency medical team (EMT) in July 2019. This classification makes Thailand’s EMT the 26th in the international roster of WHO classified, internationally deployable medical teams.

To support the COVID-19 response in the country, Thailand’s EMT has adapted roles and responsibilities to provide treatment and care at a conventional hospital. The EMT supported the hospital in triage, remote treatment and care, counselling, dispensing medication and hospital referral.

The Princess Mother National Institute on Drug Abuse Treatment established a ward for the care of COVID-19 patients on 10 April 2021, supplying 34 beds for patients in need of respiratory assistance. On 22 April, it created an extended ward to make another 200 beds available and began accepting patients.

Dr Rick Brown, Programme Manager Health Emergencies and AMR at WHO Thailand, visits Princess Mother National Institute on Drug Abuse Treatment (PMNIDAT) Thanyarak Field Hospital on 19 May 2021.


Thailand was the first country in the WHO South-East Asia Region to get WHO verification for its emergency medical team (EMT) in July 2019. This classification makes Thailand’s EMT the 26th in the international roster of WHO classified, internationally deployable medical teams.

To support the COVID-19 response in the country, Thailand’s EMT has adapted roles and responsibilities to provide treatment and care at a conventional hospital. The EMT supported the hospital in triage, remote treatment and care, counselling, dispensing medication and hospital referral.

The Princess Mother National Institute on Drug Abuse Treatment established a ward for the care of COVID-19 patients on 10 April 2021, supplying 34 beds for patients in need of respiratory assistance. On 22 April, it created an extended ward to make another 200 beds available and began accepting patients.

WHO SUPPORT TO COUNTRIES