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Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management : [publication] : strengthening health-system emergency preparedness : Part 1, user manual /

by World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; Rockenschaub, Gerald; Bayer, Christophe Pierre.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2012Description: VI, 87 p. ; 30 cm.ISBN: 9789289002615; 9289002611.SAPHIR theme(s): Sécurité sanitaire et médecine de catastropheMeSH subject(s): Delivery of Health Care | Emergencies | Disasters | National Health Programs | Disease Outbreaks | Disaster Planning | Program Evaluation | Delivery of Health Care -- organization & administration | EuropePUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographOnline resources: Date de consultation : 16.04.2012 Summary: In preparing for health crises, health systems face the prospect of multiple hazards, limited resources for dealing with them and high expectations with regard to their performance. The WHO Regional Office for Europe is working with its Member States towards strengthening health-system capacity by providing technical assistance in developing and implementing crisis preparedness and management programmes. In 2008, with the aim of improving the preparedness of countries for public health emergencies, the European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Consumers and the WHO Regional Office embarked on a joint project entitled, "Support to health security, perparedness planning and crises management in European Union (EU), EU accession and neighbouring (ENP) countries". The objectives of this project included the development of a standardized toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for managing crises. [Ed.]
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In preparing for health crises, health systems face the prospect of multiple hazards, limited resources for dealing with them and high expectations with regard to their performance. The WHO Regional Office for Europe is working with its Member States towards strengthening health-system capacity by providing technical assistance in developing and implementing crisis preparedness and management programmes. In 2008, with the aim of improving the preparedness of countries for public health emergencies, the European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Consumers and the WHO Regional Office embarked on a joint project entitled, "Support to health security, perparedness planning and crises management in European Union (EU), EU accession and neighbouring (ENP) countries". The objectives of this project included the development of a standardized toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for managing crises. [Ed.]