WHO thematic platform for health emergency and disaster risk management research network (TPRN): Report of the kobe expert meeting

Ryoma Kayano*, Emily Y.Y. Chan, Virginia Murray, Jonathan Abrahams, Sarah Louise Barber

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Abstract

The WHO Thematic Platform for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Research Network (TPRN) was established in 2016 in response to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. The TPRN facilitates global collaborative action for improving the scientific evidence base in health emergency and disaster risk management (Health EDRM). In 2018, the WHO convened a meeting to identify key research questions, bringing together leading experts from WHO, TPRN, World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency, and delegates to the Asia Pacific Conference on Disaster Medicine (APCDM). The meeting identified research questions in five major areas for Health EDRM: health data management, psychosocial management, community risk management, health workforce development, and research methods and ethics. Funding these key research questions is essential to accelerate evidence-based actions during emergencies and disasters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1232
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

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Keywords

  • Capacity building
  • Ethics
  • Health data
  • Health emergency and disaster risk management (Health EDRM)
  • Psychosocial
  • Research methods
  • Risk communication
  • Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
  • WHO Thematic Platform for Health EDRM

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