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WHO technical guidance notes on Sendai Framework reporting for Ministries of Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) Technical guidance notes on Sendai Framework reporting by ministries of health aims to guide the health sector, in particular ministries of health, on their role in collecting and reporting data that are relevant for the Sendai Framework targets and other related frameworks, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Guidance Notes comprise an overview and specific guidance notes for each of the seven Sendai Framework targets.
The Guidance Notes seek to help operationalize, simplify, and standardize the collection and reporting of data through the application of common language and methods. They provide information on the key issues to take into account in the collection of health data and the types of data that should be collated, and potential stakeholders to engage with. They adapt and complement the UNDRR/UNISDR Technical guidance for monitoring and reporting on progress in achieving the global targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, which has a multisectoral target audience.
In order to strengthen country capacities for data collection and reporting, it is proposed that ministries of health undertake the following activities in the shorter term:
- Raise awareness of Sendai Framework targets and indicators within the health sector and the monitoring and reporting requirements.
- Organize health sector participation in regional, national, and subnational multisectoral face-to-face training and e-learning courses for Sendai Framework reporting.
- Organize national and subnational health sector training on methods to improve monitoring and reporting on Sendai targets in the health sector.
- Review UNDRR/UNISDR technical guidance and training for the development of disaster databases such as Desinventar.
In the medium- and longer-term, ministries of health could consider strengthening national and subnational capacities for civil registration and vital statistics, and developing national case registries for mortality and morbidity related to hazardous events, including emergencies and disasters.
WHO is committed to collaborating with ministries and partners to support countries in strengthening their capacities for collecting and reporting data for the Sendai Framework targets and indicators, and for the related indicators in the SDGs and other relevant frameworks.