Disaster Risk Management for Health
Disasters cause serious health risks. They disrupt health systems, facilities and services. They put barriers to progress on the health. Managing these health risks during any disaster is great challenge.
There is the need to shift focus from emergency response to more proactive approach with emphasis on prevention and mitigation. There is need to strengthen the capacity of community and nation to make effective response and recovery in any disaster. This fact is internationally recognized.
Hyogo Framework for Action
The Hyogo Framework for Action identifies five priorities for health risk management in disaster. These are:-
1: Disaster risk management for health as a national and local priority
2: Health risk assessment and early warning
3: Education and information to build a culture of health safety and resilience at all levels
4: Reduction of underlying risk factors to health and health systems
5: Disaster preparedness for effective health response and recovery at all levels
Key considerations Disaster risk management for health:
|Hazard||lightning, heat wave, flood, earthquake, climate Change, drought,|
|Location||Araria, Arwal, Aurangabad, Banka, Begusarai, Bhagalpur, Bhojpur, Buxar, Darbhanga, East Champaran, Gaya, Gopalganj, Jamui, Jehanabad, Kaimur, Katihar, Khagaria, Kishanganj, Lakhisarai, Madhepura, Madhubani, Monghyr, Muzaffarpur, Nalanda, Nawada, Patna, Purnea, Rohtas, Saharsa, Samastipur, Saran, Sheohar, Shiekhpura, Sitamarhi, Siwan, Supaul, Vaishali, West Champaran,|
|Theme||resilient villages, resilient livelihoods, resilient basic services, resilient critical infrastructure, resilient cities, miscellaneous,|
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