Document / Publication

  • Do more with your content!Discover PreventionWeb Services
  • Hong Kong’s emergency and disaster response system
    https://www.preventionweb.net/go/57241

    Email sent!

    An email has been sent to the email addresses provided, with a link to this content.

    Thank you for sharing!

    OK

Hong Kong’s emergency and disaster response system

Source(s):  Chinese University of Hong Kong, the
Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC)

This policy brief outlines the existing three-tier emergency and disaster response system operating in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Despite past epidemics, there remains a low level of community awareness, participation in basic first aid training and emergency preparedness.

This brief presents recommendations which target to strengthen the response systems, to develop a competent and knowledgeable workforce, and to reduce the loss and suffering that occur during unexpected disasters. Engaging relevant stakeholders in contingency planning and equipping them with knowledge and skills on disaster preparedness; providing accessible information; organising drills and integrating psycho-social component in service are ways that could strengthen emergency response.



Add this content to your collection!

Enter an existing tag to add this content to one or more of your current collections. To start a new collection, enter a new tag below.

See My collections to name and share your collection
Back to search results to find more content to tag

Log in to add your tags
  • Hong Kong’s emergency and disaster response system
  • Publication date 2015
  • Author(s) Chan, Emily Y.Y.; Yeung, May P.S.; Lo, Sharon T.T.
  • Number of pages 8 p.

Please note:Content is displayed as last posted by a PreventionWeb community member or editor. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of UNDRR PreventionWeb, or its sponsors. See our terms of use

CONTRIBUTED BY: A PreventionWeb user