PW 2739 Public health emergency and disaster management: case studies on the implementation of the provincial health offices in thailand

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Abstract

Objective

To synthesizes and analyses obstacles of implementation with the indicators for emergency preparedness and response of World Health Organization’s guideline on public health emergency and disaster management plan of the offices in the Ministry of Public Health.

Materials and methods

A qualitative research by using content analysis, typology and taxonomy analysis from regular reports and public health emergency and disaster management plans of the offices in the Ministry of Public Health to 10 high emergencies and disaster risk provinces.

Results

The study found that the main obstacles on public health emergency and disaster management of the provincial health offices are incident command system and structure, roles and responsibilities on public health emergency and disaster management in all hazards, lack of potential personnel on health situation awareness and surveillance system including efficiency mechanism and integrating guideline for incident action plan on cooperation with related key stakeholders.

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The development on public health emergency and disaster management should focus prior on disaster risk reduction with at least 4 missions such as;

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Strategy 1: Risk reduction for health

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Strategy 2: Operational effectiveness

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Strategy 3: Rehabilitation efficacy building

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Strategy 4: Integrating management

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Development of the standard humanitarian assistance and coordination for public health emergency in the nation and the international level.

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