Emergency Operations

This area of work provides support to countries to ensure that emergency-affected populations have access to an essential package of life-saving health services. It also focuses on building institutional capacity and continuously enhancing the Organization’s systems and processes to ensure a more predictable and effective response to health emergencies. 

Major Actions Lines:

  • Implementation of response operations, including the coordination of the regional GOARN network, and other health partners (EMT, NGOs, Red Cross Societies, etc.); 
  • Development of strategic response and joint operations plans to guide response operations; 
  • Maintenance of full operational capacity of PAHO’s Emergency Operations Center; 
  • Activation and implementation of emergency response mechanisms in accordance with PAHO’s Policy and Procedures of the Institutional Response to Emergencies and Disasters, including full support to the Incident Management System.