International health and disaster management professionals and academics, have reached agreement for an action agenda for resilient health systems based on lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic from 8 countries.

Recommendations to strengthen public health systems and community resilience were based on results from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s (UNDRR) Public Health Annex to the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities. Stating that the tool enabled them to effectively identify strategic priorities and actions enabling local governments to design, formulate, and implement disaster resilience strategies that are more inclusive of public health issues. Recommendations include focusing more on mental health wellbeing, encouraging more wide-ranging approaches to public health, and deploying health services over the long-term post-disaster.


Read the press release from (MCR30) Making Cities Resilience 2030


The forum was co-organized by World Health Organisation (WHO), Baylor University, Hiroshima University, and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).

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