PAHO/WHO Health Emergencies Department (PHE)

Département des urgences sanitaires OPS/OMS
Departamento de Emergencias en Salud de la OPS/OMS

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History

1977, by Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), to implement Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas Program, at the request of governments of the Latin America and Caribbean region. Program previously also referred to as Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination Program -- Programme de coordination des secours en cas d'urgence -- Programa de Preparativos para Situaciones de Emergencia y Coordinación del Socorro en Casos de Desastre. Subsequently titled: Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination Office (PED) -- Bureau de coordination des secours en cas d'urgence -- Oficina de Preparativos para Situaciones de Emergencia y Coordinación del Socorro en Casos de Desastre.

Aims

Reduce mortality, morbidity and societal disruption resulting from emergencies and disasters through detection, management and mitigation of high-threat pathogens, and all-hazards risk reduction, preparedness, response and early recovery activities that build resilience and use a multi-sectoral approach to contribute to health security.

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Activities

Humanitarian/emergency aid; monitoring/evaluation; training/education; projects/programmes; knowledge management/information dissemination.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 38 countries
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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Welfare
  • Societal Problems
    • Hazards
    • Emergencies

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 13: Climate Action

UIA Org ID

E6330

Last News Received

12. Feb 2019
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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