September 16 & 17
The goal of the workshop is to enhance participants’ capacity to design and implement disaster reduction and response activities in the health sector to reduce the consequences of disasters.
Specific objectives are to:
• Introduce participants to concepts, procedures, methodologies, tools and strategies involved in health disaster management;
• Introduce participants to the concept of risk scenarios
• Upgrade and advance technical knowledge about the consequences of hazards to populations’ health and health institutions;
• Identify key stakeholders in Belize City and their role in health disaster risk management;
• Test the National Health Sector Disaster Plan of the Central Health Region Office Belize in a desktop simulation exercise.
The workshop will be participatory with interaction between experts with varied backgrounds in public health and disasters and personnel from PAHO It will include lectures, and group work. The practical experience of health personnel in disasters will be key/used/called upon to enrich the trainings
A total of 27 participants including representatives from health disaster committee, various categories of health care workers with disaster preparedness, response and mitigation responsibilities – health promotion, epidemiology, environmental health, health systems management/coordination, primary and secondary care.