Are we prepared to help low-resource populations mitigate a severe pandemic?

The attached (see below) relates to the 8 documents (over 200 pages) posted on the CDC website on updated guidance on community mitigation for pandemic flu (at https://www.cdc.gov/nonpharmaceutical-interventions/tools-resources/planning-guidance-checklists.html tabs for Community Mitigation Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza – United States, 2017 & Pre-Pandemic NPI Planning Guides).

Invition to comment on the provisional agenda of the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Government of Mexico and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction will host the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, from 22-26 May 2017 in Cancun, Mexico, with 22-23 May as informal preparatory days and 24-26 May as the Global Platform’s official programme.

Emergency Events Database EM-DAT

Since 1988 the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) has been maintaining an Emergency Events Database EM-DAT. EM-DAT was created with the initial support of the WHO and the Belgian Government.

The main objective of the database is to serve the purposes of humanitarian action at national and international levels. It is an initiative aimed to rationalise decision making for disaster preparedness, as well as providing an objective base for vulnerability assessment and priority setting.

DesInventar as a Disaster Information Management System

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Background

Population growth and urbanization processes, trends in land use, increasing impoverishment of significant segments of the population, use of inappropriate technological systems in the construction of houses and basic infrastructure, and inappropriate organization systems, amongst others, are factors that have increased the vulnerability of the population vis-a-vis the wide diversity of physical and natural events.

Implementing the Health Aspects of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – Follow-up on the “Bangkok Principles”

Invitation to a Side Event at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Implementing the Health Aspects of the Sendai Framework for  Disaster Risk Reduction – Follow-up on the “Bangkok Principles”

Friday 15 July 2016
1:15 - 2:30 pm
Conference Room 8
United Nations Headquarters, New York

Please find attached below the invitation in a PDF format.

 

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Call for Contributions: LIVE TO TELL CAMPAIGN: RAISING AWARENESSS, REDUCING MORTALITY

Dear Colleagues, 

 

I am pleased to share with you the concept note (attached below) of the International Disaster Risk Reduction Day 2016 to be held on 13 October under the theme 

LIVE TO TELL CAMPAIGN: RAISING AWARENESSS, REDUCING MORTALITY 

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) wants you to use this opportunity to tell the world what you are doing to implement the Sendai Framework in order to reduce mortality and improve health outcomes from disasters.

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