Urban health emergencies
WKC engages in activities to provide technical support to Member States in various aspects of health emergency management. Activities focus on how cities/urban areas could cope with disasters/emergencies through preparedness, policy development, capacity building, innovations in response and best practice in health emergency management.
WKC’s work has been guided by relevant World Health Assembly resolutions, its Advisory Committee as well as the “Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters” which has five priorities for action, namely:
- risk identification;
- knowledge management and education;
- risk reduction; and
- preparedness for effective response and recovery.
- Health systems in urban disasters (Technical report: WHO, 2013)
- Strategic Directions for Urban Health Emergency Management (Consultation report: WHO, 2013)
- City Emergency Preparedness: Assessment Status and Action Plan: Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines (Technical report: WHO, 2013)
"Leadership Training Course for Urban Emergencies"
24 February 2013, Kobe, Japan
"International Health Emergencies" held in conjunction with the 18th Annual Meeting of Japanese Association for Disaster Medicine
18 January 2013, Kobe, Japan
"Second Joint WKC-University of Hyogo Forum on Safe Health Facilities and Preparedness for Mass Casualties"
19 February 2012, Akashi, Japan
"Joint WKC-University of Hyogo Forum on Disaster Resilience"
20 November 2011, Akashi, Japan