WHO launches $1.5 billion health emergency appeal to protect the vulnerable globally

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched the Health Emergency Appeal 2024 targeting $1.5 billion to protect the health of the most vulnerable in 41 emergencies around the globe.

According to the organization, an estimated 166 million people require health assistance. The organization noted that it is already responding to 41 health crises, including 15 of the highest level ‘Grade 3” emergencies, and aims to reach some 87 million people with lifesaving humanitarian assistance in 2024.

According to the DG of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an estimated 166 million people will need lifesaving humanitarian health assistance while one child in every five globally either lived in or fled from, a conflict zone in 2023.