Disaster Mitigation and Emergency Services

The programme systematically: 1) analyses and manages health risks, posed by emergencies and disasters, 2) develop, implement and monitor medical and health emergency and disaster management programmes at the central, regional and parish levels of the health services, 3) establish and operationalise the MOH National Emergency Operations Centre within four (4) hours of the need, including the mobilisation of staff and other resources and 5) develop, monitor and support the implementation of public information and education programmes for the health aspects of emergency and disaster management.

The activities are conducted through a combination of:

  • hazard and vulnerability reduction to prevent and mitigate risk
  • preparedness
  • response and
  • recovery measures