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  • Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health CRDR
    615 North Wolfe Street
    21205 Baltimore, MD
    United States of America

    Email: sdoocy@jhsph.edu
    Phone: +1 4105027402
    Website: http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-refugee-and-disaster-response/

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Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (CRDR)

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http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-refugee-and-disaster-response/

The Center for Refugee and Disaster Response is an internationally recognized leader in building capacity to meet the physical and mental health needs of refugees and disaster victims worldwide. - Education & Training - We train the leaders who help prepare for and respond to humanitarian crises. -...

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Mission

The Center for Refugee and Disaster Response is an internationally recognized leader in building capacity to meet the physical and mental health needs of refugees and disaster victims worldwide.

- Education & Training - We train the leaders who help prepare for and respond to humanitarian crises.
- Research - We conduct research that provides the evidence needed to evaluate and enhance disaster preparedness and response.
- Partnerships - We partner with governments and international relief organizations to develop skills and systems to protect the health and lives of disaster victims in the U.S. and around the world.

Disaster Reduction Goal

1) Help train disaster response leadership
2) build capacity in nursing, medical and health care responder within the relief and development context
3) contribute via research to determine the best practices in DRR
4) strengthen and support local MoH
5) Contribute to Disaster Preparedness education in best practices
6) Reduce vulnerability to affected population

Policies and Programmes in DRR

HELP course
International Health MPH, MSPH, PhD, DrPH, with focus on Refugee and Disaster
International Emergency medicine fellowship, Disaster medicine fellowship.

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

strengthen local government, especially MoH in preparing and responding to disaster/crisis.

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

assessment of needs
issue recommendations
evaluate performance

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

develop local educational institutions in public health, medicine, nursing

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

advocacy on behalf of vulnerable population group, refugees, IDPs, women, children, elderly.

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

assistance in determining DRR best practices, and dissemination of knowledge and understanding via formal training/education.

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

- Capacity building, training
- Knowledge and understanding in DRR
- Health Issues within disaster context

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  • 615 North Wolfe Street 21205 Baltimore, MD United States of America

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