Health emergencies and disaster risk management (Health EDRM) Research

Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health EDRM) has recently emerged as a critical field for research, policy, and practice as a result of the growing recognition of health as a core dimension in disaster risk management.

Global frameworks such as the WHO 13th General Programme of Work (GPW13), the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the International Health Regulations (IHR) have goals, targets, and indicators that monitor the health impact of disasters and emergencies and resilience in health systems and communities.

To manage the health risks of emergencies and disasters, research and knowledge management on Health EDRM is critical in designing evidence-based policies and programmes. The WHO Kobe Centre (WKC) coordinates four major projects for Health EDRM.

 

Research Methods for Health EDRM

 

The comprehensive guidance for the designing, implementing, and reporting of Health EDRM research during and after emergencies and disasters.

 

Research Projects for Key Health EDRM Themes

 

WKC focuses on 6 Health EDRM Related research themes.

 

Knowledge Hub

 

WHO Thematic Platform for Health EDRM Research Network serves as an international, multi-stakeholder and inter-disciplinary platform to exchange

 

Health EDRM Research Network

 

WHO Thematic Platform for Health EDRM Research Network aims to strengthen research and promote knowledge and evidence in Health-EDRM

 

Related Materials & Links

WHO Thematic Platform for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Terms of Reference

Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Framework

Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Fact Sheets