Predicting and preventing pandemics
- EcoHealth Alliance, ECDC, UNISDR
- Catherine Machalaba (email@example.com)
- Chadia Wannous (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Remote Participation: No
Health disaster risk reduction is central to sustainable development. Recent emerging infectious disease outbreaks - including Ebola, Zika, and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenzas- have devastated the health of populations and disrupted economic and social stability. Yet responses to epidemic and pandemic threats remain largely reactive, reinforcing the need to strengthen the link between health and disaster risk management platforms at a national level for all hazards and address integral connections between human, animal and environmental health. This session presents whole-of-society strategies to enhance coordinated action for health security through prediction, prevention, and preparedness for health emergencies.