Disaster preparedness and response
While disasters are often unpredictable, the harm they cause can be mitigated or partly prevented. Crises can be triggered by sudden catastrophic evens such as earthquakes, complex and continuing emergencies such as a violent conflict, and slow onset processes such as environmental pollution.Read more
Top storyEuropean Region countries convene to boost emergency preparedness and response
A 3-day high-level meeting, hosted and financially supported by Germany, concluded in Munich on 15 February 2018, marking a milestone in preparing for and responding to the ever more complex and demanding health emergencies of our times.
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PublicationsStrengthening health-system emergency preparedness. Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management. Part 1. User manual More publications
Data and statistics
298 830 295 dollars have been lost in economic damage due to natural and man-made disasters and emergencies, not including conflicts and complex emergencies, in the WHO European Region between 1990-2011More data