30 November - 11 December 2009 -- Organized by the WHO Cluster for Health Action in Crises (HAC) together with WHO Mediterranean Centre for Health Risk Reduction (WMC). PHPD7 (in French) will take plase in 2010.
14 October 2009. WHO is teaming up with UN, national and non-government partners to mark this year's International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on 14 October, which is being dedicated to the need to make "Hospitals Safe from Disasters." The day coincides with the culmination of the two-year World Disaster Reduction campaign based on the same theme and organized by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, WHO and the World Bank.
Established by the General Assembly (GA) of the United Nations in December 2008, 19 August 2009 is the
first World Humanitarian Day. The designation of the Day is a way to increase public understanding of
humanitarian assistance activities worldwide. The Day also aims to honour humanitarian workers who
have lost their lives or been injured in the course of their work. The General Assembly invites all countries,
the entities of the UN system and international and non-governmental organizations to observe the day
annually in an appropriate manner.
Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva, 15–19 June 2009
WHO is participating in the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction. This is an important conference for the health sector, as the focus of the World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2008-2009 is on Hospitals Safe from Disasters and joint efforts to enhance health risk reduction and emergency preparedness. The attention of delegates will be drawn to the critical importance of health for disaster risk reduction and to the actions taking place around the world to strengthen resilience and emergency preparedness of health facilities.
Analysing Disrupted Health Systems in Countries in Crisis
15 - 26 June 2009--The overall objective of the programme is to expand and strengthen the capacity of health professionals in analysing the health systems of countries in crisis, developing adequate response and recovery sector strategies, planning and implementing effective interventions.
On 7 April 2009, WHO will celebrate World Health Day with the theme “Save Lives. Make hospitals safe in emergencies.” WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan will launch World Health Day in Beijing while a side event will be organized in Geneva.