The Sendai Framework is relevant to the health sector, as to all sectors which contribute to managing health risks of emergencies and disasters. Health is included in the expected outcome and goal of the Sendai Framework.
The Goal of the Sendai Framework is to prevent new and reduce existing disaster risks through the implementation of integrated and inclusive economic, structural, legal, social, health, cultural, educational, environmental, technological, political and institutional measures that prevent and reduce hazard exposure and vulnerability to disaster, increase preparedness for response and recovery, and thus strengthen resilience.
Four out of the seven global targets stated in the Sendai Framework are directly related to health, including reducing disaster mortality and the number of affected people, disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services, including health facilities.
Effective implementation of the Sendai Framework requires enhancing cooperation between health authorities and relevant stakeholders as well as increasing public and private investment in the field of disaster risk reduction, including through encouraging technology and solution-driven research, and enhancing multi-hazard early warning systems.
The breadth of the multisectoral Sendai Framework which serves as a pillar of the post-2015 development agenda also provides the opportunity to achieve full synergy with health-related initiatives related to emergency and disaster risk management, the global health security agenda, climate change, universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals.