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Contribution of the Americas to the WCDR. Inter American Committee for Natural Disaster Reduction OAS, PAHO/WHO, IDB, IICA, …. Latin American meeting on health risk reduction. 100 LA experts in health services and potable water system Objectives: Where are we? What’s next?

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contribution of the americas to the wcdr

Contribution of the Americas to the WCDR

Inter American Committee for Natural Disaster Reduction

OAS, PAHO/WHO, IDB, IICA, …

latin american meeting on health risk reduction
Latin American meeting on health risk reduction
  • 100 LA experts in health services and potable water system
  • Objectives:
    • Where are we?
    • What’s next?
    • Identify targets for 2015
conclusions
Conclusions
  • Significant Progress in vulnerability reduction however…
  • Health sector has higher risk reduction requirement
    • Health facilities must be functioning after disaster
  • Successful stories should be compiled and disseminated
conclusions1
Conclusions
  • Structural vulnerability reduction is not enough.
  • Countries must have a health sector vulnerability reduction policy
    • Health facilities part of a network
  • Risk reduction in water distribution system is more complicated
conclusions2
Conclusions
  • Need to identify achievable targets following 6 WCDR goals
    • All new facilities must be resistant to natural disaster 2015
    • Existing essential services must be functioning after disaster
next activities
Next activities
  • Trinidad meeting (PAHO/WHO, CDERA, others) 27-28 May
    • Caribbean health targets for 2015
  • Jamaica meeting (Jam, CDERA, others)
  • Development of indicators
    • IDB
    • OAS
  • Analysis of achievement in risk reduction in the Americas and identification of next steps (health sector publication,…)
  • Most regional entities indicated their intention to participation in the WCDR