Fact sheet: Health in the Context of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Health is a key element of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, adopted by member states in March 2015 at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, and endorsed by the UN General Assembly in June 2015.

Four of the seven Sendai Framework global targets have direct links to health, focusing on reducing mortality, population wellbeing, early warning and promoting the safety of health facilities and hospitals. 

The Sendai Framework also places strong emphasis on resilient health systems by the integration of disaster risk manage­ment into health care provision at all levels, and by the development of the capacity of health workers in understanding disaster risk and applying and implementing disaster risk approaches in health work.

National health systems can be strengthened by promoting and enhancing the training capacities in the field of disaster medicine; and by supporting and training community health groups in disaster risk reduction approaches in health programmes.

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