Progress towards the development of research agenda and the launch of knowledge hub: The WHO thematic platform for health emergency and disaster risk management research network (Health EDRM RN)

Ryoma Kayano*, Shuhei Nomura, Jonathan Abrahams, Qudsia Huda, Emily Y.Y. Chan, Virginia Murray

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Abstract

In response to the increasing burden of recent health emergencies and disasters, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners established the WHO thematic platform for health emergency and disaster risk management research network (health EDRM RN) in 2016, with the purposes of promoting global research collaboration among various stakeholders and enhancing research activities that generate evidence to manage health risks associated with all types of emergencies and disasters. With the strong support and involvement of all WHO regional offices, the health EDRM RN now works with more than 200 global experts and partners to implement its purposes. The 1st and 2nd Core Group Meetings of the health EDRM RN were held on 17–18 October 2019 and 27 November 2020, respectively, to discuss the development of a global research agenda that the health EDRM RN will focus on facilitating, promoting, synthesizing and implementing, taking into account the emergence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (health EDRM RN research agenda). A focus of the meetings was the establishment of an online platform to share information and knowledge, including the databases that the health EDRM RN accumulates (WHO health EDRM knowledge hub). This paper presents a summary of the discussion results of the meetings.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4959
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume18
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2021

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Funding Information: This research received no external funding.

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Citation: Kayano, R.; Nomura, S.; Abrahams, J.; Huda, Q.; Chan, E.Y.Y.; Murray, V. Progress towards the Development of Research Agenda and the Launch of Knowledge Hub: The WHO Thematic Platform for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Research Network (Health EDRM RN). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 4959.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094959

Keywords

  • Health EDRM knowledge hub
  • Health EDRM research agenda
  • Health EDRM research network
  • Health emergency and disaster risk management (health EDRM)
  • WHO thematic platform for health EDRM

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