The Interagency Emergency Health Kit 2011. Medicines and Medical Devices for 10 000 People for Approximately Three Months.
(2015; 4 pages)


The Interagency Emergency Health Kit (IEHK) outlines a list of supplies recommended for procurement and supply by UN and other agencies responding to emergencies affecting public health systems. The participating agencies agree in principle to procure and provide kits with the agreed content to support emergencies. The kit is reviewed by a technical committee, with WHO as the Secretariat. The reviews take place periodically and also at the request of the Secretariat to address timely issues, such as a change in a treatment guideline that would require modification of the kit content.

The Secretariat called for a revision of the malaria and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) modules to acknowledge changes in treatment guidelines, and also that the manufacture of certain medicines would likely be phased out and they would become unavailable.

This interim change was considered and agreed as necessary by the technical committee to avoid disruption to the procurement cycle of complete kits.

This document replaces the information on page 19 of the 2011 IEHK. This update will be valid from 31 December 2015 until the IEHK is further updated. The proposed changes were endorsed by the review committee on 17 December 2015 after an in-person meeting as well as telephone consultations.

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