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Public Health System Resilience Scorecard

An Addendum to the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities


"Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities: Public Health System Resilience - Addendum" aims to strengthen and integrate coverage of the many aspects of public health issues and consequences of disasters that are not adequately emphasized in the original Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities ("the Scorecard"). While the more obvious health factors such as hospital services capacities and structural and non-structural safety are covered in the Scorecard (under Essential 8), other disaster-related public health issues have not been well addressed. This Addendum, promulgated by UNDRR, with the support of World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, aims to remedy this. The Addendum should be used in conjunction with the UNDRR Scorecard, and WHO’s Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health EDRM) Framework.

The Addendum is structured in sections around the same “Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient” as the Scorecard. It inevitably overlaps with the coverage of hospitals and food distribution in Essential 8 and can be regarded as an amplification of these.

In total, there are 23 questions/indicators, each with a score of 0-5, where 5 is best practice.


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Note: The latest version of the Public Health System Resilience Addendum (consultative version 2.0, April 2020) is built upon the consultative version 1.0 launched in July 2018.