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Expert Workshop - Health & Disaster Risk Reduction

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Upper East Room, University House

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University of Melbourne

Parkville, Victoria 3010

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Health & Disaster Risk Reduction: State of the Art & Implications for Australia

The globally increasing frequency and intensity of disasters and extreme climatic events highlight the need to effectively manage and reduce associated societal and population health risks. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) is the principal global treaty to guide DRR efforts across 187 UN Member States between 2015 and 2030.

The SFDRR reflects an important shift away from managing disaster impacts and towards reducing disaster risk, and places a strong emphasis on health. Effective DRR hinges upon concerted national framework implementation, and it is therefore critical to examine the implications of the DRR paradigm across societal sectors and health domains.

Following on from the recent UNISDR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico, this one-day conference-workshop is designed to draw upon the expertise of national and international experts and practitioners from across the health and emergency management sectors, to explore the health implications of the Sendai Framework and DRR paradigm for Australia.

Workshop Objectives:

  • To examine the implications of the Sendai Framework for Australia
  • To identify principal and emerging disaster health risks in Australia
  • To identify key strategies to effectively reduce these risks in the Australian population and across different health sector settings
  • To inform the broader Sendai Framework implementation in Australia (and elsewhere) from a health perspective

Keynote Speakers and Panellists include:

  • Prof Virginia Murray (Public Health England, UNISDR STAG)
  • Prof Paul Arbon (Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University)
  • Prof John Handmer (RMIT)
  • Prof Anthony Capon (University of Sydney)
  • A/Prof Tener Goodwin Veenema (Johns Hopkins University)

This workshop will be of interest to:

  • Policy makers, health authorities, health sector representatives, academics, non-government agencies, health emergency management practitioners, disaster risk reduction experts, industry stakeholders, and interested members of the wider public


Presented by;

European Union Centre on Shared Complex Challenges

Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

In collaboration with:

  • Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University
  • Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney
  • RMIT
  • Public Health England


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Lennart Reifels
Email: l.reifels@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 0413 064 081

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