Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (EDRM) Symposium: Multisectorial Action to Protect People's Health from Emergencies and Disasters
- WHO, WHO Thematic Platform for Health EDRM & Research Network
- Jonathan Abrahams (email@example.com)
All actors from government, private, non-government, civil society, academic and research institutions, and community organizations whose activities contribute to reducing the health risks and consequences of emergencies and disasters are invited. It provides a forum for delegates to share and discuss the latest community, country, regional and international initiatives, innovations and good practice case studies from the field of health EDRM. A wide range of topics will be presented e.g. operational readiness for countries at risk of Ebola, smart, safe and inclusive hospitals, progress on implementing and reporting on the International Health Regulations and the Sendai Framework, mental health and community recovery, heat health and climate-related issues, and the latest health EDRM guidance and tools for community, country and health systems resilience, health security and Universal Health Coverage. The symposium will elaborate health EDRM research themes and reinforce our health EDRM communities of practice and networks through the WHO Thematic Platform for Health EDRM and its associated Research Network. Outputs from the symposium will contribute to the Global Platform reports and recommendations.