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Virginia is Head of Global Disaster Risk Reduction, UK Health Security Agency
I recently spoke to delegates at PHE’s national conference to argue that there has never been a better time to ensure ‘health’ features in every nation’s plans to reduce the impact of disasters. You might feel that this goes without …
PHE is involved in many aspects of looking after the health of the public and one of those is preventing and reducing the risk of disasters across the globe. By disasters I mean occurrences like disease epidemics such as Ebola and …
The Sendai Framework was recently adopted by 187 countries, including the UK, at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) which took place in Sendai, Japan in March 2015. PHE’s Public Health Strategy Division has worked towards giving public …
In the past month, windstorms and flooding have been knocking at our doors more frequently than we would like. Like an unwelcome guest, severe weather brings with it many problems and often ones that are not always easily visible. It …
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