Provision of emergency health services to populations affected by Typhoon Haiyan, The Philippines
The grant from the Government of Australia was critical in providing much needed emergency health services to populations affected by typhoon Haiyan. It facilitated the achievement of all of the objectives of the Strategic Response Plan. It helped in providing essential health care services to the
affected and particularly for obstetric and neonatal care, mental health and psychosocial support, and chronic and infectious diseases. The grant was also crucial for setting up an early warning disease surveillance system that prevented the outbreak of any disease in the area. It enabled the establishment of an equitable health care system that is resilient to future emergencies/disasters and a similarly resilient medicine supply chain.