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  • Mr. John Abo

  • Technical Lead, Emergency Preparedness
  • Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

John is currently the Deputy Chief of Party of the Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER), a USAID-OFDA funded regional program implemented in 10 countries in Southeast and South Asia with main focus in developing capacities and emergency systems for Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) and Community Action for Disaster Response (CADRE). He also serves as program manager of the Public Health in Emergencies Department (PHE) that provides technical support to health risk management programs and projects in ADPC.

John has 15 years of experience in pre hospital emergency care and health emergency risk management, disaster preparedness and response with specific interests and expertise in managing capacity building programs in mass casualty management, health facility preparedness, exercise management, incident management system, emergency preparedness and response planning, emergency medical service system (EMS), medical first response/ first aid, search and rescue, health risk assessment, post disaster damage assessment and needs analysis (DANA), international disaster response systems, epidemic and pandemic preparedness and response.

Aside from his active professional engagement in Asia, John has provided technical support to WHO HQ and Global Influenza Program in Geneva on pandemic preparedness and exercise management and the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) activities in building capacity of the health sector on health risk management including health facility preparedness.