Health & health facilities

Health & health facilities

Capacity of health practitioners, health facilities and services, preparedness, gender, mental health, psychosocial support, safe hospitals, trauma prevention.

Houses with wildfire smoke in the background
Most government policies for mitigating public health risks from wildfire smoke aim to educate citizens to protect themselves by staying indoors, closing windows, and using air filters.
Stanford News Service
While some of the dangers that summer brings are more obvious—such as wildfires and hurricanes—others may be less obvious or intuitive, such as inhaling smoke from wildfires, which can be as harmful to your health as smoking several cigarettes a day.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Houston residents clean up debris after heavy flooding brought about by Hurricane Harvey
Researchers recommend that school districts create specific emergency plans to prepare for future disasters – and that the emergency plan should focus on mental health, especially for educators.
EurekAlert
WRC5 Knowledge Report
2022
This knowledge report highlights the key lessons and recommendations emerging from the discussions during the 15 sessions of the 5th World Reconstruction Conference.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the World Bank, the International Recovery Platform
An older woman enjoys dinner with her daughter
In France, a deadly heat wave gave rise to an intergenerational housing movement.
Grist Magazine
A resident of Houston, Texas carries away debris after flooding brought about by Hurricane Harvey
Respondents with the greatest economic and mental health impacts from Hurricane Harvey were respectively four times more likely to experience income loss during the pandemic and five times more likely to suffer severe anxiety because of the pandemic.
University of Notre Dame
Around 33 million people affected by floods that engulfed a third of Pakistan and millions need immediate assistance as floods damaged health facilities. Pakistan faces outbreaks of several diseases like diarrhoea, dengue and COVID-19.
Science and Development Network
To strengthen preparedness and response capacities for public health emergencies with multidimensional impact, a regional roadmap built on the lessons learnt from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is set to be rolled out in the WHO South-East Asia Region.
World Health Organization - Regional Office for South-East Asia