Improving Public Safety by Strengthening Management of Health Risks
ADPC: Improving Public Safety by Strengthening Management of Health Risks
Published on: 03/30/2013
Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Department: Public Health in Emergencies
Type: Brochures, Factsheets and Posters
File size: 0.27 MB
Disasters, regardless of natural or man-made, can often pose health threats leading to loss of life, disability and mental illness. A lack of preparation leads to more severe hazards, vulnerability and an inability to deal with health threats.
The Public Health Emergencies (PHE) department at ADPC aims to strengthen national, institutional, and local capacity in health emergencies through disaster planning as well as emergency response and recovery, build relationships between multi-sectoral sectors, and improve overall risk management. Our work aims to equip health emergency managers with skills essential to overcome the challenge of hazard prevention and mitigation, and emergency preparedness.