International Conference on the Implementation of the Health Aspects of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030
10 - 11 March 2016
| Bangkok, Thailand
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
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
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
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.