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Written by Renushka Ramdin   
Wednesday, 21 April 2010 17:08

5. Make urban areas resilient to emergencies and disasters

Urban settings face complex emergencies, including natural and human-made disasters. Local governments can play a crucial role in urban disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, and assessment and response in coordination with other emergency management mechanisms at the global, regional and national levels.

Concrete and feasible actions that can be taken:

  • Locate health facilities in safe areas
  • Build more resilient health facilities to withstand know dangers
  • Strengthen community preparedness and response capacity
  • Improve disease surveillance

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 April 2010 22:59