Understanding what people need during a crisis is an essential practice for humanitarians. Assessments have been there since the development of professionalized humanitarian response from the floods of Pakistan, to the devastating earthquake in Haiti. In the Philippines, which is no stranger to regular natural calamities, the steady improvement of capturing people’s needs has been well documented.
IOM has joined the WHO, The Global Fund (for AIDS, TB and Malaria), the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and other partners on World Malaria Day (25 April) to call for renewed efforts to prevent and eliminate the disease, which continues to kill over 400,000 people every year.
High fever, nausea, alternating chills and sweats – these are just a few of the symptoms of malaria, which is deadly for thousands of South Sudanese each year without access to simple lifesaving treatment.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is supporting Paraguay to achieve World Health Organization (WHO) certification as a malaria free country.
Four-year old Zaid’s face lights up when the music begins. For him, music is new.