The country-level health cluster serves as a mechanism for participating organizations to work together in partnership to harmonize efforts and use available resources efficiently within the framework of agreed objectives, priorities and strategies, for the benefit of the affected population(s). This includes avoiding gaps and/or overlap in the international humanitarian health response and resources (human and financial) (WHO, 2009).
The health cluster aims at reducing avoidable mortality, morbidity and disability, and restoring the delivery of, and equitable access to, preventive and curative health care as quickly as possible and in as sustainable a manner as possible (WHO, 2009).