WHO sending in more medical supplies and assisting the arrival of foreign medical team support for earthquake-ravaged Nepal

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WHO is surging additional medical supplies and health workers into the earthquake-affected region of Nepal to help the Government of Nepal provide rapid medical assistance to the thousands who have been injured in Saturday’s disaster. A surge team comprising of an emergency operation commander, two epidemiologists and two logisticians have been deployed to strengthen WHO support.

WHO gives emergency health kits, funds to quake-hit Nepal

Woman being treated after earthquake.
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An elderly woman receives medical treatment at the open site of an hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, 26 April 2015.

The World Health Organization has handed over four emergency health kits comprising of medicines and medical supplies and US dollars 175 000 as the first tranche of emergency health funds to meet the immediate health needs of the earthquake affected people in Nepal.

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