Special Issue "Health-Related Emergency Disaster Risk Management (Health-EDRM)"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019)
Dr. Holly Ching Yu Lam
JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Interests: envionmental epidemiology; public health; climate change and health
Disaster such as earthquakes, cyclones, floods, heat waves, nuclear accidents, and large scale pollution incidents take lives and incur very learge health problems. The majority of large-scale disasters affect the most vulnerable populations, which are often comprised of extreme ages, remote living areas, endemic poverty, as well as people with low literacy. Health-related emergency disaster risk management (Health-EDRM)  refers to the systematic analysis and management of health risks surrounding emergencies and disasters, and plays an important role in reducing the hazards and vulnerability along with extending preparedness, response, and recovery measures. This concept encompasses risk analyses and interventions, such as accessible early warning systems, timely deployment of relief workers, provision suitable drugs, and medical equipment to decrease the impact of disaster on people before, during, and after an event(s). Currently, there is a major gap in the scientific literature regarding Health-EDRM to facilitate major global policies and initiatives for disaster risk reduction globally.
This Special Issue of IJERPH invites papers describing/reporting the latest disaster risks and health risk analyses, as well as interventions for health-related disaster risk management. Disaster risk profiling and interventions can be at the personal/household, community, and system/political levels, and can be targeted at specific health risks including respiratory issues caused by indoor burning, re-emergence of infectious disease due to low vaccination coverage, and gastrointestinal problems resulting from unregulated waste management. Research outcomes and findings of multi-disciplinary studies are highly encouraged to submit to this Special Issue.
 Chan, E.Y.Y.; Murray, V. What are the health research needs for the Sendai Framework? The Lancet 2017, 390, e35–e36. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31670-7.
Prof. Emily Ying Yang Chan
Dr. Holly Ching Yu Lam
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- Health-related disaster risk management
- Natural disasters
- Community resilience