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Disaster risk management for health: child health

Source(s):  Public Health England (PHE)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
World Health Organization (WHO)

Disaster Risk Management for Health Fact Sheets:

This fact sheet about disaster risk management and child health is divided into four sections: i) Key points ii) Why is this important? iii) What are the health risks? iv) Risk management considerations.

Child health key points:
- 30-50 percent of fatalities arising from natural events are children
- The main causes of mortality in children are usually the same conditions that cause morbidity in non-emergency settings
- Children are vulnerable but disaster risk reduction can help minimise the risks from hazards
- Children have a vital role to play when building community resilience and should be involved in planning for, responding to and recovering from natural disasters



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  • Disaster risk management for health: child health
  • Publication date 2011
  • Number of pages 2 p.

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