COVID-19 and Health Aspects of DRR in Thailand

Online
Bangkok, Thailand
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Organizer
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

 

The COVID-19 situation confirmed the close link between health and disaster risk reduction and has forced us to pay better attention to the health aspects of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030.

In 2016, Thailand hosted an international conference on the health aspects of the Sendai Framework which resulted in the “Bangkok Principles.” They include seven recommendations to prevent and/or reduce the risk of health emergencies such as pandemics, which have the potential to trigger huge social and economic impacts.

The webinar, organized by Thailand's Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) and supported by UNDRR Asia-Pacific, aims to provide a better understanding of the health aspects of the Sendai Framework through experience sharing from two key players in Thailand COVID-19 response, DDPM and MOPH. This webinar is part of Thailand’s efforts to implement the Bangkok Principles and the Sendai Framework. The webinar will be conducted in Thai.

 

Mr. Saharat Wongsakulwiwat

Director of Research and International Cooperation Bureau, DDPM

Mr. Chainarong Vasanasomsithi

Deputy Director General, DDPM

Ms. Loretta Hieber Girardet

Chief, UNDRR Asia-Pacific

Mr. Timothy Wilcox / Mr. Jiradej Mahawannakij

Program Management Officer (Asia and Pacific), UNDRR Asia-Pacific

Mr. Chainarong Vasanasomsithi

Deputy Director General, DDPM

Dr. Prakit Sarathep

Medical Physician, Expert Level, Division of Public Health Emergency Management (DPHEM), Ministry of Public Health

Ms. Phiangjai Boonsuk

National Professional Officer, Health Emergencies and AMR, WHO Thailand

Mr. Saengroj Srisawaskraisorn

Programme Specialist / Team Leader, Inclusive Green Growth and Sustainable Development Unit, UNDP Thailand

 

 

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