Tsunami 2004: a comprehensive analysis
One of the lessons learnt from emergencies or disasters in the South-East Asia Region is that information and knowledge management is a weak area. The Indian Ocean tsunami of 26 December 2004 was no exception . In any emergency, no matter how difficult, information needs to be collected, stored, and retrieved systematically for analysis. This should be done before, during and after any event. By having a disciplined structure and practice around these activities, we can be more effective in turning information into knowledge and knowledge into action. This was one of the goals of this book; the other was to take up the challenge of documenting a mega-event. This way one can review what happened on 26 December 2004 by correlating diverse information from various sources and how this impacted health. This book, in two volumes, serves as a reference textbook for the event itself as it happened in each country of study and provides a method for documenting emergencies in the larger discipline of emergency risk management in health. Populations will always live with risks and managing them better can only come with well-informed, evidence-based action, especially those that have a bearing on health. The book contributes to this practice-the information is relevant for future events and contributes to better public health practice in emergencies.
WHO Country Cooperation Strategy: Republic of Maldives 2013-2017
This WHO country cooperation strategy, Republic of Maldives, 2013–2017 is a strategic document that provides a medium-term vision for technical cooperation in support of national health plans. The strategic agenda reflects and envisages the health agenda of the government and is aligned with the mandate for collaboration in health with WHO. The development process of this WHO country cooperation strategy involved documentary reviews, situation analysis and extensive consultation with key national and international stakeholders in health, including UN agencies within Maldives, the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia and WHO headquarters. Important documents, for example, the Health Master Plan 2006–2015, WHO's Eleventh and Twelfth General Programmes of Work, WHO's Medium-term Strategic Plan (MTSP), the current and former United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks, were reviewed and used as a basis to identify priorities for WHO collaborative work in the Maldives...
- Tsunami 2004: a comprehensive analysis
- WHO Country Cooperation Strategy: Republic of Maldives 2013-2017