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Typhoon Haiyan

The American Academy of Pediatrics Responds

The American Academy of Pediatrics is concerned about the many children and families who have been injured, killed and displaced by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The AAP has contacted the Philippine Pediatric Society and the Philippine Ambulatory Pediatric Association to offer assistance as they work to manage the lasting impact of the storm. As physicians in the Philippines assess their needs, the AAP is committed to providing assistance and resources.

Friends of Children Fund
The AAP is collecting donations to the Friends of Children Fund to aid in disaster relief from Typhoon Haiyan. To make a donation, visit and select the disaster relief and preparedness fund option, or call 888/700-5378. These funds are used to help support local pediatric societies, its members, and the children and families they serve. In recent years, The Academy has used support from the Tomorrow’s Children Endowment (TCE) to teach pediatricians in the Philippines disaster preparedness skills.

AAP Journals and RedBook Online
To help medical providers and first responders in the Philippines access information on critical care, emergency medicine, infectious diseases and mental health, the AAP has opened access to its medical journals and professional periodicals. Those in the Philippines may obtain access by IP address or country domain to the following resources:
Red Book® Online
Pediatrics in Review®
AAP News™ Read breaking coverage @AAPNews
AAP Grand Rounds
Additional AAP disaster response and relief resources can be found here

Additional Resources

Emergency Access Initiative Activated for the Philippines (National Institutes of Health)

Resources following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (Evidence Aid)

Health Information for Travelers to Philippines (CDC)

Pediatric Education in Disasters (AAP)

AAP Pediatric Preparedness Resource Kit  (AAP)