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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

BY: Sanjay Pandey
Organization: Yuganter
Original Source / Author: United Nations International Strategy on Disaster Redution 21 Jun, 2017
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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:

 

  • Reinforcing a community-centered primary health care approach.
  • Development of further evidence-based technical guidance and training programmes
  • Strengthen partnerships, institutional capacities and coordination mechanisms among health and related sectors

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