Great East Japan Earthquake

Construction cleanup after earthquake
WHO/J. Lapitan

WKC is currently working on activities to support health recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake. There are 8 thematic areas, as follows:

  • Health indicators for emergency preparedness and recovery;
  • Emergency essential health services package for urban areas;
  • Information management for urban health emergencies;
  • Mapping of technical resources and research activities on urban health emergencies;
  • Human resource development strategies in urban emergencies;
  • Business continuity plans for hospitals and public health sector;
  • Planning processes for urban health emergencies; and
  • Strengthening of urban hospitals and health facilities to be safer in disasters/emergencies.

Contact us

World Health Organization Centre for Health Development
1-5-1 Wakinohama-Kaigandori
Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0073
Japan
Telephone: (+81) 78-230-3100
Fax: (+81) 78-230-3178
E-mail: wkc@who.int