Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Building the evidence base on the provision of health care to children in complex emergencies: Report of the working group

Working group on Child health in complex emergencies

Publication details

Number of pages: 59
Publication date: 2003
Languages: English



At the request of WHO, the Center for International Emergency, Disaster and Relief Studies at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, brought together a multidisciplinary team to review child health activities in complex emergencies. The objectives were to: review the published literature on child health in complex emergencies, including burden of disease; identify the major organizations providing care to children in complex emergencies and review existing clinical guidelines; identify major gaps in the guidelines used by NGOs to provide health care to children in complex emergencies; and make recommendations to overcome these gaps.