United Nations OCHA
Whole of Syria Health Cluster
- The Syrian Health Cluster, with four hubs and 118 partners, is the coordination mechanism to provide emergency and trauma care, as well as to provide basic health provision where it has collapsed.
- The Syrian Health Cluster is a part of the “Whole-of-Syria” approach, which allows for a more effective and accountable humanitarian action inside Syria.
- By request from Luis Hernando Aguilar of the Cluster at the time, a team of six SWB volunteers - from England, France, Kenya, the Netherlands, and the United States - spent one month completing and documenting an automatic data compilation system using ETL scripts in R to replace Excel macros.
- The scripts helped optimize the ETL processes, reducing effort time, minimizing error risks, and improving the quality of the data that were the basis for decision-making.