Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response
Director / Head:
Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response
Yale New Haven Health
1 Church Street, 5th Floor
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- Supplement Hospital Preparedness Training Programs
A training program to be specifically targeted will be Hospital Preparedness Training. This target area of training will concentrate on ensuring flexible approaches to the healthcare workforce by providing instructor-led and distance learning options. The trainings will be designed for self-sustainability, providing train-the-trainer options within all the course offerings
- Develop Emergency Care and Treatment and Universal Mass Casualty Incident Courses
YNH-CEPDR proposes to create a Spanish translation of the Emergency Care and Treatment (ECAT) for Disasters Course developed by PAHO to educate and train first responders (i.e. ambulance, fire and police personnel) in essential medical care for populations involved in large-scale disasters.
- Safe and Resilient Hospitals
Collaboratively work with PAHO and other partners such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Southeast Asia Regional Office (SEARO), and the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) to provide assistance in the development of activities reflected in the Safe and Resilient Hospitals initiative. Develop a consensus statement that will be published providing recommendations and metrics for each benchmark addressed at the WCDEM Safe and Resilient Hospitals workshop
- Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Biological Dosimetry for Hospitals
As a supplement to the original Collaborating Center Work Plan, YNH-CEPDR, proposes to work with the Pan American Health Organization, to enhance existing emergency or crisis management plans for dealing with nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Hospital Disaster Technical Assistance Pilot Program
YNH-CEPDR will continue to work collaboratively to support PAHO within Costa Rica to enhance existing emergency or crisis management plans for dealing with pandemic influenza planning, in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Hospital-Based Emergency Management Mentor-Internship Program
YHN-CEPDR actively promotes all-hazard emergency preparation for hospitals and healthcare facilities by developing and delivering assessment, planning, education and training, and drills and exercise programs as well as services that support a coordinated response for hospitals and healthcare organizations in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.
- Emergency & humanitarian action
Types of activity:
- Training and education
- Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.)
- Providing technical advise to WHO
WHO organization wide expected result:
5.1 - Norms and standards developed, capacity built and technical support provided to Member States for the development and strengthening of national emergency preparedness plans and programmes.
5.6 - Effective communications issued, partnerships formed and coordination developed with other organizations in the United Nations system, governments, local and international nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions and professional associations at the country, regional and global levels.
UGARTE CASAFRANCA Ciro
CONINX Rudi J. J. M.
+41 22 79 14582
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork