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  • World Health Organization 10 June 2010
  • World Health Organization 10 June 2010
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  • World Health Organization 10 June 2010 10/06/10
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  • 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
  • Healthy, disaster resilient cities: Promoting and protecting health

    1. 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. 2. Urban health risks I ncreased risks - differential vulnerability Concentrated resources and capacities
    3. 3. A healthy city is a disaster resilient city <ul><li>Healthy people are more resilient </li></ul><ul><li>Health workers are local DRM partners </li></ul><ul><li>Health systems deliver preventive and responsive services to people at risk </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Land-use planning avoids risk </li></ul><ul><li>Safe infrastructure = safe hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Early warning systems save lives </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics supports health services </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-sectoral planning builds teams </li></ul><ul><li>DRM protects health investment </li></ul>Disaster resilient city is a healthy city
    5. 5. World Health Day 2010: Urban Health Matters
    6. 6. Resilience to emergencies and disasters <ul><li>Locate health facilities in safe areas </li></ul><ul><li>Build more resilient health facilities to withstand known dangers </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen community preparedness and response capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Improve disease surveillance </li></ul><ul><li>http://video.who.int/streaming/whd2010/whd2010_Urban_Health_Matters.wmv </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Raises global awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Creates demand </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Creates opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Builds partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulates action </li></ul>Global advocacy - safer health facilities
    8. 8. <ul><li>Integration of DRM into Health </li></ul><ul><li>All hazards approach to DRM </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of Safe Hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic platform on DRR-H </li></ul><ul><li>Health participation in forums </li></ul><ul><li>Global advocacy </li></ul>Action on disaster risk management for health
    9. 9. <ul><li>A health city is a disaster resilient city </li></ul><ul><li>A disaster resilient city is healthy city </li></ul><ul><li>Health and disaster risk reduction – hand in hand </li></ul>Healthy, resilient cities
    10. 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. 11. Further information <ul><li>Safe hospitals: www.safehospitals.info/ </li></ul><ul><li>Safe hospitals: www.who.int/world-health-day/2009/en/ </li></ul><ul><li>1 million schools & hospitals: www.safe-schools-hospitals.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Urban health: www.who.int/world-health-day/2010/en / </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Abrahams: [email_address] </li></ul>

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