The International Conference on the Implementation of the Health Aspect of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, held on 10-11 March 2016, in Bangkok, Thailand, recommended the following measures that could assist countries in implementing the health aspects of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction:

1. Promote systematic integration of health into national and sub-national disaster risk reduction policies and plans and the inclusion of emergency and disaster risk management programmes in national and sub-national health strategies.

Key actions include:

BANGKOK, 11 March 2016 – Government officials and hazard risk management experts from various sectors today called on countries to put health resilience at the heart of disaster risk management in the face of crises such as the Zika virus outbreak.

The International Conference on the implementation of the Health Aspects of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 will be held on 10-11 March 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand (Venue: The Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel) .

The Conference is jointly convened by the Royal Thai Government, the United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), in partnership with the World Health Organization and other governments. It will bring together representatives of national governments, mainly Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Health experts and senior policy makers; key stakeholders and networks; and UN and inter-governmental and international organizations.

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