Urban health emergency management

An urban city sky line
WHO/J. Lapitan

The Urban Health Emergency Management (UHEM) area of work assists Member States, particularly cities, in documenting and assessing the implications of disaster risks. The Centre develops sound strategies, measures and practices for addressing disaster risks and actual disasters as reflected in city plans. The Centre generates evidence, develops policy recommendations, provides guidance to prepare, respond and recover from emergencies and disasters and their health impacts.


WHO Kobe Centre at the Global Platform for Disasters

May 2013 -- WKC participated in the 4th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held on 19-23 May in Geneva. The Global Platform is the main global event of country representatives and other stakeholders on disaster risk reduction every two years. This year’s event was participated by more 2500 representatives of Member States, NGOs, development agencies and disaster management organizations.

A. Pesigan/WHO
Community members from Cagayan de Oro city start to clear up rubble from their house destroyed by the floods

WHO Kobe Centre Responds to Philippines Floods
January 2012 -- The WHO Kobe Centre provided technical support to the disaster response to the typhoon that led to serious flashfloods to 2 cities in Mindanao, Philippines, December 2011.

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World Health Organization Centre for Health Development
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Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0073
Telephone: (+81) 78-230-3100
Fax: (+81) 78-230-3178
Email: wkc@who.int