The annually published Global Climate Risk Index analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.).
Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food. This course provides a general introduction to cholera and is intended for personnel responding to outbreaks in complex emergencies or in settings where the basic environmental infrastructures have been damaged or destroyed. It includes materials that can be accessed in English, Arabic and Hausa.
Free Online Course. Learning objectives: By the end of this course, participants should be able to: describe the case definition and alerts for cholera; describe main transmission routes; list list the key preventive actions; and explain how cholera control is multisectoral.
Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.
Le choléra est une infection diarrhéique aiguë causée par l'ingestion d'eau ou d'aliments contaminés. Ce cours offre une introduction générale au choléra et s'adresse au personnel qui intervient en cas d'apparition de la maladie dans des situations d'urgence complexes ou dans des environnements où les infrastructures environnementales de base ont été endommagées ou détruites. Ce cours comprend des documents accessibles en anglais et en arabe. Nous espérons que ce cours vous aidera à vous rappeler de ce que vous savez déjà et à exécuter les bons principes de gestion du choléra.
Objectif d'apprentissage : A la fin de ce cours, les participants devront être en mesure de :
décrire la définition du cas et les alertes pour le choléra ;
décrire les principales voies de transmission ;
identifier les principales actions préventives ; et
expliquer comment le contrôle du choléra est multisectoriel.
Durée du cours : Environ 1 heure.
Risk communication is a core public health intervention in any disease outbreak and health emergency. It refers to the real-time exchange of information, advice and opinions between experts, officials and people who face a threat to their wellbeing, to enable informed decision-making and to adopt protective behaviors.
Learning objective: By the end of this course, participants should be able to understand the core principles of risk communication and its application to disease outbreaks and health emergencies.
Course duration: This course consists of an introductory video lecture, presentation slides that can be downloaded and reviewed at your own pace, and instructions for simulation exercises. Course duration may vary. It will take most participants approximately 8 hours to thoroughly complete all components.
GDACS is a cooperation framework between the United Nations, the European Commission and disaster managers worldwide to improve alerts, information exchange and coordination in the first phase after major sudden-onset disasters
Accessing disaster information can be a time consuming and laborious task. Not only is data scattered but frequently identification of the disaster can be confusing in countries with many disaster events. To address both of these issues, Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) proposed a globally common Unique ID code for disasters. This idea was shared and promoted by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) of the University of Louvain in Brussels (Belgium), OCHA/ReliefWeb, OCHA/FSCC, ISDR, UNDP, WMO, IFRC, OFDA-USAID, FAO, La Red and the World Bank and was jointly launched as a new initiative "GLIDE".
The GLIDE database is easily searchable by many criteria. Information in the GLIDE database may be presented in many forms, including tabular and graphic forms.
El Sistema Nacional de Información para la Prevención y Atención de Desastres - SINPAD, está soportada por un sistema informático bajo la plataforma Internet, el mismo que está compuesto por una serie de servicios informáticos con miras a que la información de la Prevención y atención de Desastres en toda su amplitud, sea registrada, mantenida, consultada y utilizada por todas las Intituciones sean éstas Públicas o Privadas, así como por la ciudadanía en general, interactuando activamente con los integrantes del Sistema Nacional de Defensa Civil - SINADECI para la eficiente y eficaz Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres.
Our World in Data is an online publication that shows how living conditions are changing. The aim is to give a global overview and to show changes over the very long run, so that we can see where we are coming from and where we are today. We cover a wide range of topics across many academic disciplines: Trends in health, food provision, the growth and distribution of incomes, violence, rights, wars, culture, energy use, education, and environmental changes are empirically analyzed and visualized in this web publication. For each topic the quality of the data is discussed and, by pointing the visitor to the sources, this website is also a database of databases. Covering all of these aspects in one resource makes it possible to understand how the observed long-run trends are interlinked.
All available data from GAR 13's Global Risk Update is provided via this interactive platform for vieweing and downloading. It is presented in an easily accessible manner, over the Internet.
The global risk update featured in the Global Assessment Report 2015 is based on a joint effort by leading scientific institutions, governments, UN agencies and development banks, the private sector and non-governmental organisations.
This platform is a multiple agencies effort to share spatial data information on global risk from natural hazards. You will be able to visualise, download or extract data on past hazardous events, human & economical hazard exposure and risk from natural hazards. It covers major hazards, initialy tropical cyclones and earthquakes and as it becomes available, information related to storm surges, drought, floods, landslides, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.
PreventionWeb is a collaborative knowledge sharing platform on disaster risk reduction (DRR), managed by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The site offers a range of knowledge products and services to facilitate the work of DRR professionals.