Mass casualty management systems

During emergencies, experience shows that the community is the first to provide assistance. However, many countries have not yet developed mass casualty management plans, and communities are often left alone to develop preparedness and response plans. Building capacity at the community level to develop such plans requires strong involvement by health authorities at all levels as well as support from other sectors. In 2006, WHO held a Global Consultation on Mass Casualty Management which produced guidelines designed to help policy-makers, decision-makers and emergency managers at all levels to overcome the gaps in health system preparedness for managing mass casualty incidents.

Mass Casualty Management Guidelines