Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Consultation on child health in complex emergencies

Meeting report

World Health Organization; UNICEF

Publication details

Number of pages: 24
Publication date: 2004
Languages: English



Addressing the health needs of children in complex emergencies is critical to the success of relief efforts and requires effective, coordinated interventions. To address the relevant issues, WHO and UNICEF convened an inter-agency consultation to bring together major international and national partners addressing and responding to child health in complex emergencies. The objectives of the two-day consultation were to review the extent of health problems affecting children in complex emergencies and what tools are available to address them, identify existing gaps/challenges and priority research needs for clinical care and technical operations in child health during complex emergencies.