Health and Disaster Risk Reduction - session on 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Health and Disaster Risk Reduction - session on 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction was held on 26 May in Cancun, Mexico. 

Organizer: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Contact:  Dr. Chadia Wannous (wannous@un.org)

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Are we prepared to help low-resource populations mitigate a severe pandemic?

The attached (see below) relates to the 8 documents (over 200 pages) posted on the CDC website on updated guidance on community mitigation for pandemic flu (at https://www.cdc.gov/nonpharmaceutical-interventions/tools-resources/planning-guidance-checklists.html tabs for Community Mitigation Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza – United States, 2017 & Pre-Pandemic NPI Planning Guides).

A Healthier and Safer World: An Interview with Dr. David Nabarro

Huffington Post: "Imagine a safer and healthier world. A place where diseases did not fester for months or years until public outcry demanded action. A world without pandemics, and one with thriving, healthy children. And, a time when we take a global view of health rather than hoping that political borders were enough to protect us. In the reality of today’s world, everyone’s health is intertwined.

Call for Interest to organize side events at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 22-26 May 2017, Cancun-Mexico

Sign up is now open for the twenty four Side Events slots at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Side Events should support the outcomes of the 2017 Global Platform, raise awareness on disaster risk reduction activities and contribute to the promotion of and exchange of knowledge.
Key expected outcomes during the 2017 Global Platform include:

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