MAJOR Meeting : OUTCOME DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE
Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 10 - 11 Mar 2016 Location: Thailand (Bangkok) Venue: The Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel
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 Sendai Framework. The Goal of 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 the 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 health facilities.
Effective implementation of the Sendai Framework requires enhancing cooperation between health authorities and relevant stakeholders and 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.
The Conference will:
The Conference will also hear inputs and lessons learnt from a table top exercise conducted one day prior to the Conference between the joint Japan-Thailand disaster relief team carrying out a simulation exercise in response to a hypothetical pandemic outbreak.
The Conference, to be jointly convened by the United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and the Royal Thai Government, in partnership with the World Health Organization and other governments. It will bring together:
The participants will discuss how the health community will implement the health aspects of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in collaboration and coordination with relevant sectors and stakeholders.
For more information and registration, please contact Dr. Chadia Wannous via email at email@example.com.
Event website: http://www.unisdr.org/conferences/2016/health
Short URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/go/47606