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 Operations

  • Dr Julie Hall
    WHO Representative in the Philippines
  • Dr Nevio Zagaria
    Regional Team Leader
    Emergency and Humanitarian Action

Health Clusters

  • Manila (Typhoon Yolanda)
    Ben Lane
    Coordinator
    haiyanhccmanila@wpro.who.int
  • Palo (Typhoon Yolanda)
    Nevio Zagaria
    Coordinator
  • Tacloban, Western Samar and Eastern Leyte (Typhoon Yolanda)
    Aileen Kitching
    Coordinator
    haiyanhcctacloban@wpro.who.int
  • Ormoc and Western Leyte (Typhoon Yolanda)
    Abebe Fikru Zeleke
    Coordinator
  • Eastern Samar (Typhoon Yolanda)
    Ina Bluemel
    Coordinator
  • Cebu (Typhoon Yolanda)
    Florante Trinidad
    Coordinator
    haiyanhcccebu@wpro.who.int
  • Bohol (Earthquake)
    Gerardo Medina
    Coordinator
  • Zamboanga (Civil Conflict)
    Roy Anthony Cosico
    Coordinator