The immunization campaign will be extended to Kathmandu district on Monday.
WHO is coordinating the immunization campaign in the relief camps in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Population of Nepal and
Within 2 hours after the earthquake, WHO was in close coordination with Nepalese Government and offered support.
Funds were distributed through the South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Funds to meet immediate, critical needs during the first few days after the disaster
- Dr Rahul Khare, Senior Orthopedician Surgeon, group leader of team compromising of 31 orthopedicians, aesthetics and paramedical staff from Government of India.
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In addition to setting up systems to identify these diseases early, WHO, the #Nepal Government and other health partners are providing safe water supplies and sanitation facilities, such as pit latrines and mobile toilets, to the camps.
“WHO has been supplying chlorine tablets to treat drinking water and materials including soap and towels to improve hygiene, which reduces the risk of disease,” says Payden, WHO’s Regional Advisor for Water, Sanitation and Health.
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