WHO support to Japan after earthquake and tsunami

Following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on 11 March 2011, and the continuing nuclear power plant crisis, the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific has activated its Event Management Group to monitor and alert others about the evolving situation, as well as to communicate about and coordinate the response to the earthquake in Japan. The WHO Regional Office has been in contact with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan and is currently on standby to provide necessary support.

15 March 2011 – In the current and rapidly evolving situation with the nuclear power plants in Japan, the actions proposed by the Government of Japan are in line with existing international recommendations based on public health expertise.