Healthy, disaster resilient cities: Promoting and protecting health

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  • World Health Organization 10 June 2010
  • World Health Organization 10 June 2010
  • World Health Organization 10 June 2010
  • World Health Organization 10 June 2010
  • World Health Organization 10 June 2010 10/06/10
  • World Health Organization 10 June 2010 10/06/10
  • World Health Organization 10 June 2010
  • World Health Organization 10 June 2010 Global advocacy
  • World Health Organization 10 June 2010
  • World Health Organization 10 June 2010
  • World Health Organization 10 June 2010

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  • 1. Healthy, disaster resilient cities Promoting and protecting health Davos, 31 May 2010 International Disaster & Risk Conference 2010 Urban Risk and Megacities Plenary Session
  • 2. Urban health risks I ncreased risks - differential vulnerability Concentrated resources and capacities
  • 3. A healthy city is a disaster resilient city
    • Healthy people are more resilient
    • Health workers are local DRM partners
    • Health systems deliver preventive and responsive services to people at risk
  • 4.
    • Land-use planning avoids risk
    • Safe infrastructure = safe hospitals
    • Early warning systems save lives
    • Logistics supports health services
    • Multi-sectoral planning builds teams
    • DRM protects health investment
    Disaster resilient city is a healthy city
  • 5. World Health Day 2010: Urban Health Matters
  • 6. Resilience to emergencies and disasters
    • Locate health facilities in safe areas
    • Build more resilient health facilities to withstand known dangers
    • Strengthen community preparedness and response capacity
    • Improve disease surveillance
    • http://video.who.int/streaming/whd2010/whd2010_Urban_Health_Matters.wmv
  • 7.
    • Raises global awareness
    • Creates demand
    • Highlights good practice
    • Creates opportunities
    • Builds partnership
    • Stimulates action
    Global advocacy - safer health facilities
  • 8.
    • Integration of DRM into Health
    • All hazards approach to DRM
    • Promotion of Safe Hospitals
    • Thematic platform on DRR-H
    • Health participation in forums
    • Global advocacy
    Action on disaster risk management for health
  • 9.
    • A health city is a disaster resilient city
    • A disaster resilient city is healthy city
    • Health and disaster risk reduction – hand in hand
    Healthy, resilient cities
  • 10. Media Disaster Mgt Orgs Hospitals Health Labs Transp Environment Police & Fire Geosciences Water & Sanitation Universities Health Surveillance NGOs Aviation Health workers RC/RC Local Government Min Health Educ Infra- structure Individuals Civil society Health Risk/ Disaster Risk Labour Finance Soc Welfare Army & Airforce Meteorology Foreign Aff Em Medical Svcs … and many more Mental Health
  • 11. Further information
    • Safe hospitals: www.safehospitals.info/
    • Safe hospitals: www.who.int/world-health-day/2009/en/
    • 1 million schools & hospitals: www.safe-schools-hospitals.net/
    • Urban health: www.who.int/world-health-day/2010/en /
    • Jonathan Abrahams: [email_address]