OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinator international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
The aim of a country-level Health Sector working group (HSWG) is to ensure a more coherent and effective humanitarian response by all international, national and local actors operating in the health sector in areas affected by crisis in the south of Syria.
1. Act as the point of contact for representatives of assisting and cooperating agencies. Liaise on collective actions and collective results from internal and external actors, including those deployed as part of the WHO response team (staff, consultants, GOARN members, or stand-by partners) and those deployed otherwise (independent governmental and nongovernmental agencies (NGOs) within and outside the health cluster and emergency medical teams).
2. Identify and make contact with health sector stakeholders and existing coordination mechanism, including national health authorities, national and international organizations and civil society.
3. Hold regular coordination meetings with country HSWG partners, building when possible on existing health sector coordination fora.
4. Collect information from all partners on ‘Who does What Where, When’, and regularly feed the database managed by OCHA (4W).
Provide consolidated feedback to all partners and the other sector working groups.5. Assess and monitor the availability of health services in the crisis areas provided by all health actors using GHC tool: Health Resources Availability Mapping System (HeRAMS).
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