Disaster Risk Reduction 

This area of work supports countries in the implementation of the Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction 2016 – 2021, which aims to protect the lives of patients and health workers, shield health equipment and supplies from disasters, and ensure that the health services continue operating effectively during and after emergencies and disasters in order to save lives, reduce disabilities, and enable the health sector to fulfill its continuing responsibilities.

Major Actions Lines:

  • Implementation of the Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction 2016-2021;
  • Implementation of the Regional Safe Hospitals initiative;
  • Promotion and implementation of climate-smart mitigation and adaptation measures for health facilities;
  • Development and implementation of emergency risk reduction and management strategies for internally displaced populations(IDP), individuals with disabilities and countries in condition of high vulnerability.