Health in All Disaster Risk Management Strategies
The need for resilient health systems is an important component of the Sendai Framework, just as good public health is a core element for resilient communities. This session will bring together experts in the fields of health, DRR, and development to identify collaborative opportunities for integrating risk management into health care and public health provision.
Specifically, it will focus on how to integrate aspects of health into DRR plans and strategies; strengthening health system resilience through the implementation of universal health coverage, the International Health Regulations and other health-related strategies; integrating planning and action on epidemics and pandemics, technological, societal hazards and natural hazards (including climate) by applying an all hazards approach to disaster risk management; increasing knowledge, evidence and research to improve measurement of health related aspects in Sendai Framework; and exploring ways to bring a people-centered and community focus to reducing risk and improving health outcomes.
Ms. Emily Chan, Assistant Dean at the Faculty of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jaouad Mahjour, Assistant Director-General, Emergency Preparedness, WHO
Raed Arafat, Secretary of State Head of Department of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Romania
Virginia Murray, Head of Global Disaster Risk Reduction Public Health England
Vinya Ariyarante, General Secretary, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement Sri Lanka
Marco Becerril, Focal Point for the American Region United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth
Ciro Ugarte, Regional Emergency Director, PAHO