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Disaster Response

Risk Communication and Community Engagement is an essential element of any medical outbreak response. If a highly infectious disease such as COVID-19 is spreading rapidly amongst a community, it’s essential that people understand how to protect themselves and what they should do if they fall...

Myanmar has the highest risk of disaster in the Asia-Pacific region, regularly experiencing severe natural disasters including cyclones, floods and droughts. Poverty, poor infrastructure, and ongoing conflict compounded by a difficult democratic transition following decades of military rule places further strain on an already fragile...

Last week the Department for International Development sent a team to liaise with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ministry of Health in Mozambique, to look at the next stage of the health response following the cyclone, which has hit millions of people across Mozambique,...

Update from our CEO David Wightwick (pictured centre), who is currently in Beira Mozambique  In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, myself and Rachel Fletcher have joined a DFID team supporting the health response in Mozambique. I am working currently with WHO in Beira and others on...