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Strengthening capacity and resilience of health systems to anticipate, mitigate and manage situations arising from natural hazards.

Photo by Violaine Martin/WHO Delegates unanimously elected Mr Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare of India, as the President of the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly. Here Mr Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda lights a candle in the Assembly Hall of the World Health Assembly for health workers killed in line of duty.

Sendai Framework raised at World Health Assembly

20 May 2015, UNISDR

In a statement to the 68th World Health Assembly, UNISDR today said that the new Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 'has fully embraced the concept of health resilience and recognized that it must be a key area of focus for disaster risk reduction in the immediate future if we are to succeed in reducing existing levels of risk, and to avoid the creation of new risk'...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk

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