Nepal earthquake 2015 – Grade 3 emergency [to 23 May 2015]

Nepal earthquake 2015 – Grade 3 emergency
:: Health situation report No. 18 pdf, 296kb 22 May 2015
…The 14 highly affected districts were assessed for their status on carrying out routine immunization work. Most of the districts are in a position to resume routine immunization despite the severe damage in the physical infrastructure. The cold chain statuses in most of the districts are intact and vaccines are safe except in Sindhupalchok district. WHO in close coordination with Logistic Management Division and UNICEF is planning to avail generators to revitalize the cold chain system…

:: Global Health Cluster
..Health Cluster 4Ws – 19 May 2015 xlsx, 380kb
..Health Cluster Bulletin No. 3 pdf, 3.15Mb 18 May 2015

:: Nepal after the recent earthquakes: reconstruction and vaccine-preventable enteric diseases
By Lorenz von Seidlein
PLOS Blogs Posted: May 21, 2015
In the wake of the recent devastating earthquakes, PLOS Medicine Consulting Editor Lorenz von Seidlein visited Nepal to assess outbreak risks. Lorenz travelled with Anuj Bhattachan, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea and guidance from Deepak C. Bajracharya and Shyam Raj Upreti from the Group for Technical Assistance, Kathmandu, Nepal. The assessment was requested by the epidemiology and disease control division of the Ministry of Health of Nepal and facilitated by Stop Cholera. Here he reports on the damage he witnessed and considers the choice of administering vaccines pre-emptively versus reactively in response to an outbreak
:: Access to maternal and child health care in Nepal brings joy amid destruction
22 May 2015 Feature Story


WHO Grade 3 emergencies [listed at 23 May 2015]
:: Central African Republic
:: Democratic Republic of the Congo
:: Guinea
:: Iraq
:: Liberia
:: Malawi
:: Mali
:: Mozambique
:: Nepal
:: Niger
:: Nigeria
:: occupied Palestinian territory
:: Philippines
:: Sierra Leone
:: South Sudan
:: The Syrian Arab Republic
:: Ukraine
:: Vanuatu
:: Yemen

Grade 3: a single or multiple country event with substantial public health consequences that requires a substantial WCO response and/or substantial international WHO response. Organizational and/or external support required by the WCO is substantial. An Emergency Support Team, run out of the regional office, coordinates the provision of support to the WCO.