Risk reduction and emergency preparedness: WHO six-year strategy for the health sector and community

Although major emergencies are often unpredictable, much can be done to prevent and mitigate their effects and to strengthen the response capacity of communities at risk. As the lead agency for addressing the health aspects of emergency preparedness and response, WHO developed a strategy – based on the recommendations of a global consultation held in 2006 – to help mitigate the effects of crises, coordinate the response and thus save lives and reduce suffering.

WHO six-year strategy