TASW Newsletter, June 2016



Dear TASW network members,

We are pleased to inform you that we are resuming the email updates for Towards a Safer World (TASW) Network. As always the aim is to share with members of the Network the latest updates, experience and innovation, case studies, and best practices of initiatives and projects aimed to strengthen pandemic and disaster preparedness and response.
Data are compiled from open-source covering relevant stakeholders and the media to provide a broad overview of developments of relevant strands of work around the world.

You are kindly invited to send us your suggestions and ideas, on both the form and the content of these updates, so we can make this as useful as possible for a wide spectrum of related disciplines, sectors and actors. Grateful for sharing the TASW updates with your colleagues and networks to encourage them to join the Network. Our roster of experts is currently being updated. To join please fill-in this form. 


UN CC:Learn training opportunities

UN CC:Learn opportunities:
Specialized introductory learning modules on
1)Climate Change and Cities
2)Climate Change and Human Health, which were developed with support from UN-Habitat and WHO respectively. These two modules are self-paced and free of charge.

Participants can also receive a certificate of each module after completing together with UN CC:Learn Introductory Course on Climate Change, which includes a core set of 6 basic modules.

UNISDR Online Dialogue on Substantive Issues: Sign-up now!

As part of its commitment to ensuring extensive and inclusive multi-stakeholder consultations in the preparations of the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (22-26 May 2017, Cancún, México),  the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction is pleased to invite interested stakeholders to join an Online Dialogue on “Substantive Issues for the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction – Fifth Session” that will be running from 16 May to 5 June 2016. The registration process for the dialogue will start 9 May 2016.

The needs of people with diabetes and other chronic conditions in natural disasters

Despite there being a significant increase in morbidity and mortality in those with chronic conditions, the main focus in disaster response and recovery has been on acute medical conditions and first aid.

Over recent years, there has been a shift to considering the effects of natural disasters on people with chronic conditions when planning for emergencies and natural disasters.

Request for comments on World Health Organization Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework Review

The U.S. Department of State invites submission of comments from the public and relevant industries on influenza surveillance and response, related to the implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework (PIP-FW) (http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/WHA64/A64_8-en.pdf).