NGOs participate in a wide spectrum of health-related activities during humanitarian emergencies and in general have significant capacity. When working with UN agencies and IOs, NGOs serve as the front-line combatant against epidemics, large-scale malnutrition, and ultimately high mortality rates. It is essential to understand that some NGOs specialize in health care, and some do not and that NGOs normally do not work alone in the health sector. Coordination within and outside he NGO community is considerable. UN agencies like the World Health Organizatio
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