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Focusing on health in disaster risk management


Traditional views of disaster management were turned on their head by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction when it was adopted by UN member states on March 18 last year to become a foundation stone of the new 2030 Development Agenda. The agreement adopted at that Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction celebrates its first birthday on March 18 and will be preceded by the first ever major conference devoted to health aspects of disaster risk reduction hosted by the Royal Thai government. Health is a major element in the new vision for disaster risk management encapsulated in the Sendai Framework which covers both man-made and natural hazards and related environmental, technological and biological hazards and risks.

Resource Type
Magazine/newspaper article
Robert Glasser
Resource URL
Bangkok Post
October 3, 2016
Organization Type
Health and Human Impacts
Dislocation/displacement/migration Vector-borne disease
Climate and Environmental Impact
Extreme weather events
Disaster preparedness Public health/health sector response

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