Health Cluster Philippines

WHO/M. Castro

The United Nations has developed the cluster system to help governments coordinate the foreign assistance offered in humanitarian disasters. In the Philippines, the Department of Health is the lead of the Health Cluster, with WHO as co-lead. There are currently three Health Clusters in the country:

- Typhoon Yolanda
- Earthquake in Bohol
- Civil conflict in Zamboanga

WHO Philippines Operations

  • Dr Julie Hall
    WHO Representative in the Philippines
  • Dr Ruth Foxwell
    Team Lead
    Alert, Control and Eliminate
  • Dr Benjamin Lane
    Team Lead
    Health System Rebuild and Strengthen
  • Dr Alvin Marcelo
    Team Lead
    Information Management
  • Ms Sarah Kline
    Team Lead
    Communications and Donor Relations
  • Mr Sherif Younan
    Programme and Administrative Officer

Health Clusters

  • Dr Lester Geroy
    Health Cluster Coordinator
    Region 6 & 7
  • Dr Allison Gocotano
    Health Cluster Coordinator
    Tacloban/Western Samar
  • Dr Gerardo Medina
    Health Cluster Coordinator
    Eastern Leyte
  • Dr Roston Garces
    Health Cluster Coordinator
    Eastern Samar
  • Ms Julie Villadolid
    Health Cluster Coordinator
    Cotobato