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HDC Webinar Series 2023

21st Feb 2023 - 21st Feb 2023

HDC Webinar Series 2023

Join us for the next HDC webinar! 

Topic: Improving the monitoring of response to public health events and emergencies in WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region

21 Feb 2023, 16:00 - 17:30 CET

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Humanitarian need continues to grow year by year, driven by natural and man-made hazards, societal unrest, and armed conflict compounded by complex humanitarian crises. Currently, WHO's Eastern Mediterranean Region Region hosts the largest humanitarian populations in the world, with more than 111 million or 35% of the global burden.  Five countries in the region have been in crisis for more than 5 consecutive years. WHO, through its WHE programme, has been leading health partners to respond to the humanitarian health needs of affected populations. However, there have been substantial challenges in monitoring this response due to lack of robust health information systems.

In this briefing, we will discuss these challenges and opportunities, as well as a new regional response monitoring strategy developed by WHO EMRO to ensure appropriate resource allocation and strategic guidance to FCV countries. We will also present the new humanitarian health response monitoring project that aims to standardize indicators.


Abdihamid Warsame is a technical officer in the HIM unit within WHE EMRO. His work centres on strengthening the region's monitoring and evaluation of emergency response.

Ahmed Osman is a Technical officer in the HIM unit within WHE EMRO. Works on strengthening the region's monitoring and evaluation of emergency response.

Chiara Altare is faculty at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, working at the Center for Humanitarian Health. Her work focuses on monitoring and evaluation of public health response in conflict affected areas, infectious disease outbreaks and health service delivery in humanitarian settings.

Osman Elmahal is the Team Lead for surveillance, and response monitoring within the health information management unit of WHE/EMRO.


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