Emergency Risk and Crisis Management

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The main objective of the Emergency Risk and Crisis Management Programme is to reduce the health consequences of public health emergencies, natural disasters, and conflict, and minimize their social and economic impact, by effective national and international risk reduction, preparedness, alert, response and recovery actions.

Network of Public Health Emergency Operation Centers established to protect lives
Network of Public Health Emergency Operation Centers established to protect lives12 November 2015, Brazzaville - The need for each African country to have functional Public Health Emergency Operation Centers (PHEOCs ) that should serve as a hub to coordinate the preparedness for and response to public health emergencies to save lives, was one of the key issues discussed at a three-day meeting held in Brazzaville from 9 to 11 November 2015.Organised by WHO, the meeting brought together public health emergency experts from 26 countries.

 African Public Health Emergency Fund (APHEF)
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The African Public Health Emergency Fund (APHEF) was established by the Regional Committee of the World Health Organization, African Region.

The APHEF was established  to mobilize, manage and disburse additional resources from Member States for providing rapid and effective response to public health emergencies of national and international concern, including epidemic and pandemic prone diseases, the health impact of natural and man-made disasters and humanitarian crises.
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